Ministry Regions Promote Involvement in Communities, World and Church
“First I thank God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world” (Romans 1:8).
May 7, 2016
These words of Paul may have been written to the people of Rome, but the people in the Presbytery of the Northern Plains take them personally.
The Presbytery of the Northern Plains covers a wide expanse, including the entire state of North Dakota, northwest Minnesota and a small area in Montana. Because of our large area, we formed five ministry regions in hopes of involving more members than those who attend presbytery meetings. Through the ministry regions we encourage connection, mission and input from our congregations. Activities within each region have been as varied as the people in our presbytery. We have had educational and training sessions, family camping weekends, ice skating outings and many other activities to cover a multitude of interests. Through these ministry regions we have cared for our members, connected them to the larger church and challenged congregations and members to be faithful witnesses to the good news of Jesus Christ.
Our presbytery has been in a partnership with Chogoria Presbyteries in Kenya since 1998. Through this relationship, we have been able to do many positive things for the people in Kenya. In addition, the PC(USA)-affiliated University of Jamestown in North Dakota provides mission groups to be sent to many parts of the globe. Our faith is indeed being reported all over the world.
The Presbytery of the Northern Plains has 59 congregations, one Korean Fellowship, the University of Jamestown and nearly 4,300 members.
Ruling Elder Sylvia Pringle, Moderator of the Presbytery of the Northern Plains
Let us join in prayer for:
Ruling Elder Michael Lochow, Stated Clerk
Walter Knipe, Treasurer
Teaching Elder Darrel Cory, Minister of Pastoral Care
Ruling Elder Laurie Elhard, Administrator of Communication and Finance
Alissa Anderson, Administrator of Connections and Records
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Loving God, we thank you for your son Jesus. As he loved each of your children, may we follow his example by showing great love to all your children. May we look for ways to further your gospel of love, knowing that by loving others we are truly loving you. Amen.