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The Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys includes 51 congregations with 5,818 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.

Information on COVID-19

Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of Minnesota Valleys

We seek a down-to-earth, collaborative leader to partner with the 51 congregations of our western Minnesota presbytery. We are blessed to live, work, and worship in the beautiful landscape of lake country and rolling farmland, small rural communities, college towns, and resort communities. We are congregations who seek to be a collective expression of the Body of Christ, joyfully participating in Christ’s on-going life and work. We seek an EP who can help us live into this vision by encouraging us to build partnerships and embrace a vibrant future. You can find more information about the position on the CLC website. Or, you can email [email protected]. Deadline for Application is October 31, 2021.   
Upcoming Events

Saturday, November 6
Stated Presbytery Meeting at Saint James
Packet Part 1
Packet Part 2
Rules, Motions, Motion Form


Ruling Elder Training

Ruling Elder Training 101, learn about the duties and responsibilities of being a Ruling Elder and meet other REs from around our presbytery

led by Rev. Pamela Prouty

Ruling Elders Rule! We had a great time together at the Ruling Elder training. Following are some books which I recommended. The recording of the training is above. And as always if you have questions or concerns or ideas for other trainings which could be done, please contact me.
  • Spiritual Leadership for Church Officers by Joan Gray
  • Presbyterian Polity for Church Leaders 4th Edition by Joan Gray and Joyce Tucker
  • Principles of Presbyterian Polity by Carlos Wilton
  • Ten Dumb Things Churches Do and How to Avoid Them by Philip Wiehe

Deacon Training

Deacon Training 101 – More Than Just a Social Visit: Practicing the Ministry of Caring in Your Congregation

led by Rev. Leanne Thompson

Here are links to the handouts Leanne is sharing with viewers.
Holding Space for You
Becoming an Active Listener
Conversation Starters
Prayer Guide

Unmasking the Post Covid Church

Race and Christianity Webinar, Session 3, October 28

Race and Christianity Webinar, Session 2, September 30

2021 Narrative Budget

The Academy (for commissioned pastor training and enrichment for anyone): thepresbyterianacademy.org

Pastor Nominating Committee Training video

Pastoral Leadership Opportunities

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

Maine Presbyterian Church, rural Underwood - Interim Pastor
  Ministry Information Form - 

First Presbyterian Church, Slayton, Pastor
  Ministry Information Form - 

Harrison Presbyterian Church, rural Spicer - Solo Pastor
  Ministry Information Form - 03878.AA0

First Presbyterian Church of Winnebago - Interim Pastor
  Ministry Information Form - 

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/

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

Training for Ruling Elders: https://equip.pcusa.org/

2021 Per Capita - $43.00 Total
$28.52 for Presbytery
$5.50 for Synod
$8.98 for GA

2022 Compensation Policy
2021 Per Capita Apportionment and Mission Pledge Form