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The Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys includes 53 congregations and one worshipping community, with 6,269 members. They range in size from fewer than 25 members to more than 400 and are involved in everything from local support groups to international missions.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, August 21 at First Presbyterian Church of Brainerd 
Saturday, November 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Dawson

Presbytery Packet for August 21
Rules, Motions, Motion Form

What's Good About The Good News? Rethinking Evangelism
by Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area Committee on Congregational Vitality
Focused on the Sarasota Statement (2017), this retreat and workshop for pastors and elders will provide an opportunity to re-think evangelism in a post-Christian world. From dinner on Friday night through lunch on Saturday we will delve deeply into not just how-to-bring-in-new-members, but why we make the effort to enlarge our circle of faith.


Friday Sept 28
Dinner: 5:30 pm
Worship: 6:30 pm
Evening Discussion: 7:15 pm, The Sarasota Statement as an Evangelical Document

Saturday Sept 29
Breakfast: 8:00 am
Worship: 9:00 am
Presentation: 9:45 am, A History of Evangelism and the Term “Evangelical” in the American Church
Discussion: 11:00 am, The Sarasota Statement, Prophetic Witness, and Intentional Evangelism 
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Concluding Session: 1:30 pm, Reclaiming Evangelism as Good News for All

Fri, Sep 28, 2018, 5:30 PM -
Sat, Sep 29, 2018, 2:00 PM CDT

Clearwater Forest
16595 Crooked Lake Road
Deerwood MN 56444

Hosted by the Committee on Congregational Vitality of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area, we encourage Teaching and Ruling Elders within the PTCA to attend. Cost is 50.00 dollars per person for PTCA members and members of churches within the PTCA. Scholarships are available. 

It is our pleasure to welcome the Reverend Dr. SanDawna Ashley as facilitator for our discussions.

Pastoral Leadership Opportunities

The following congregation within the bounds of our presbytery is currently seeking pastoral leadership:

Crosslake Presbyterian Church, Crosslake - Pastor (for a designated term)
   Ministry Information Form - 11950.AD0

First Presbyterian Church, Fulda - Solo Pastor, 3/4 time up to full-time
   Ministry Information Form - 03782.AD1

First Presbyterian Church, Mankato - Full-time Solo Pastor
   Ministry Information Form - 03792.AEO

Faith Presbyterian Church, Silver Lake - Part-time Solo Pastor
   Ministry Information Form - 03851.ACO

The Ministry Information Forms for these opportunities are posted on the Church Leadership Connection web site -- http://oga.pcusa.org/section/mid-council-ministries/clc/

First Presbyterian Church, Lake Crystal - Interim Pastor, 3/4 time
    Link to position description

Map of the Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys
Church directions in our Presbytery: www.pcusa.org/search/congregations/

2018 Per Capita - $40.13 Total
$27.00 for Presbytery
$5.40 for Synod
$7.73 for GA

General Mission Pledge Form for 2018