Update on the Transition Process from the Presbytery of the Western Reserve

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,                                                                         April 22, 2015

As you may know, the Presbytery of the Western Reserve is actively engaged in a transition process. Our Transitional General Presbyter is leading us through an intentional time of discerning what God is calling us to do and be in this Presbytery. The primary goals for this transitional time are to rediscover God’s call and mission, to discern a vision for the future, to review resources, and to explore organizational models that will support that mission and vision.

We thought it would be helpful to outline the steps we are taking and to let you know where we are in the process. Each step will come to the floor of the Presbytery for approval. The steps of this transitional process, in chronological order, are:

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The Presbytery of the Western Reserve, a regional governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), serves forty-three congregations and about 8,900 members in Northeastern Ohio. Bordered by Lake Erie on the north coast, the Presbytery includes the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area, Lorain, Ashtabula, small towns and rural communities.

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