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Presbytery Visioning Conversations

This year, the Presbytery of Boston is engaging in an important process to move towards a financially sustainable structure.  In order to do that, we need to know what is most important to our congregations and members and where we should focus our energy as we seek to be faithful with the gifts God has entrusted to us.

That means we need your help!  Every member of every church, every teaching elder in our midst, every active participant in Presbyterian related ministries has an idea, a perspective, a hope, a dream that we need to hear!  In order to hear from as many people as possible, seven Visioning Conversations have been scheduled across the Presbytery over the course of three weeks.

At these conversations, we will take a look at how the early church was organized according to the New Testament (something that looked and functioned a lot like a Presbytery!) and discuss how the Presbytery currently lives into the Biblical model of support, accountability, and encouragement.  Then we'll brainstorm the most important ways the Presbytery can support congregations and teaching elders and what kinds of things the Presbytery can do better as a larger body than one or two churches can do alone.

These are meant to be conversations that anyone can enter into, regardless of how "familiar" you might be with anything related to the Presbytery of Boston.  Your voice is important, and I hope you will be able to commit to one of the remaining gatherings.

 

  • Monday, May 1, 7:00-8:30 pm, Korean Church of Boston/First Presbyterian, Brookline
  • Wednesday, May 3, 7:00-8:30 pm, Clinton Presbyterian, Clinton
  • Thursday, May 4, 12:00-1:30 pm, Roxbury Presbyterian, Roxbury
  • Thursday, May 4, 7:00-8:30 pm, Presbyterian Church in Burlington

 

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Boundary Awareness Training

Time to brush up on boundary awareness!  It’s been awhile since the presbytery has gathered for this discussion.  So let’s get together with colleagues who are all involved in this difficult and wildly fulfilling profession called ministry. During our time together, we will share our experiences of living out the sacred trust that has been placed on each of us when we were called.  We will learn from one another’s successes and challenges.
 
The Committee on Ministry has been entrusted with providing the opportunity for this conversation.  We require all teaching elders to attend a boundary training offered by Boston Presbytery in its entirety. Additionally, if you are honorably retired and serving a congregation, you are required to attend. If you have had this training within the last five years, let us know. 

We will come together on April 29, 9 am - 12 pm at First Presbyterian Church, 270 Franklin St, Quincy, MA.

Register using the form to the right. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Jane Wilson, Co-Chair of COM: Realwilson191@gmail.com

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