Welcome to Maumee Valley Presbytery

Where we are called by Jesus Christ in this time and place, Living as covenant community; transforming lives and communities in Jesus Christ; making healthy transitions as leaders & congregations.  We are the Presbyterian Church, USA regional body of Christ, in Northwest Ohio & Southeast Michigan.
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SECTION 1             WHEN A PASTOR LEAVES

                                1.2          Session Orientation after Pastor Announces Leaving
                                1.3          Definitions of Installed, Temporary and Pulpit Supply Pastoral Relations
                                1.4          Exit Interview Questions for Pastors and Sessions
                                1.5          ENR 301 service termination form for Board of Pensions
                                1.6          Preaching Supply List
                                1.7          Liturgy for the Departure of a Pastor
                                1.8          Sample Retirement Recognition Service
                                1.9          Post Retirement Service Recognition Form
                                1.10        Boundaries for Pastors after they leave
                                1.11        Involuntary Termination Policies
                                1.12        Pastor Emeritus Policy
                                1.13        Vacancy Dues

SECTION 2             SAMPLE CONTRACTS AND GUIDELINES

                                2.1          Sample Contract Temporary with option to be installed
                                2.2          Worksheet for determining Time needed for pastor’s work
                                2.3          CRE contract for Temporary year to year
                                2.4          Contract for when pastor is not moving to field
                                2.5          Letter confirming what CRE is authorized to do
                                2.9          Traditional Interim Tasks Job description
                                2.10        A manual for Interim Ministry
                                2.11        Sample Interim Contract in revisable form
                                2.12        Sample Interim Contract
                                2.18        Hiring a Pastoral Team to serve two or more churches
                                2.19        Joint Congregational Witness advice

SECTION 3             MISSION INFORMATION FORM /PERSONAL INFORMATION FORMS

                                3.1          Congregational Mission Study Instructions
                                3.2a        Mission Information Form (in Word)
                                3.2b        MIF instructions
                                3.3          Definitions of Skills on MIF
                                3.4          PIF blank 2014
                                3.5          PIF instructions 2014
                                3.9          Grid Evaluating PIF on basis of leadership competencies                   

SECTION 4            SEARCH PROCESS

                                4.1          10 Steps to seeking a pastor
                                4.2          Calling a Pastor Manual 2015      
                                4.3          PNC orientation for installed leadership
                                4.4          Pastor Nominating Process Chart
                                4.5          Notes for Chairperson of Search/PNC following first meeting
                                4.6          Responsibilities of Liaisons in call process
                                4.7          Confidentiality in the PNC
                                4.8          Permission to Contact References
                                4.9          Permission to Provide references
                                4.10        Interview questions
                                4.11        Criminal Background Check Release Form
                                4.12        COM Interview questions for pastoral leaders re fit
                                4.13        COM examination of PCUSA pastors
                                4.14        When a PNC selects a final candidate
                                4.15        AAEEO guidelines
                                4.16        Summary Report of the PNC process
                                4.17        PNC tracking

SECTION 5             FINANCIAL ISSUES AND TERMS OF CALL

                                5.1          Understanding Effective Salary
                                5.2          Having a Conversation about Terms of Call
                                5.3          Minimum Terms of Call – 2017
                                5.4          Terms of Call Annual Report for Pastors to submit
                                5.5          Contracts for Pastoral Leader
                                5.6          Can we afford a Pastor (in Word)
                                5.7          Financial Analysis for Session Planning
                                5.9         
                                5.10        Medical dues update (board of Pensions)
                                5.11        Transformational Leader Debt Assistance

SECTION 6            ORDINATIONS AND COMMISSIONS

                                6.1          Session Guidelines for Ordinations and Installations
                                6.2          Guidelines for Commissioning Ruling Elders to Particular Congregations
                                6.3          Pastors Guidelines for Ordinations and Commissions
                                6.4          Installation Commission Minutes Blank
                                6.5          Installation Service Example

SECTION 7            RELATIONSHIPS, BOUNDARIES,

                                7.1          Boundaries of beginnings and endings – Sacred Trust
                                7.2          Child Protection policies – Sacred Trust
                                7.3          Use of Internet Sacred Trust
                                7.4          Professional Misconduct -  Sacred Trust
                                7.5          Ways to Welcome a New Pastor
                                7.6          Pastors Covenant Communication Form
                                7.7          Called to be Sheepdogs
                                7.8          Validated Ministers in Maumee Valley Presbytery
                                7.10        New Times New Call Pastoral Options

SECTION 8            MINISTERS AND CANDIDATES FROM OTHER DENOMINATIONS

                                8.1          Guidelines for Ministers of other denominations
                                8.2          Complete Guidelines for Ministers of other churches
                                8.4          No first call pastors from other denominations
                                8.5          Churches in correspondence with PCUSA

SECTION 9            TO BE FILLED

SECTION 10          OTHER HELPFUL INFORMATION

                                10.1        Guidelines for Quarterly Session Meetings with Moderators
                                10.2        How to find COM advisory handbook on web
                                10.5        Background # PIF received by a PNC
                                10.7        COM Committee Retreat Outlines
                                10.9        Information on Davidson Clergy Program
                                10.15      MVP churches with full time pastors                               

SECTION 11      PCUSA MANUAL OF OPERATIONS

                                11          COM Advisory Handbook PCUSA
                                11          PCUSA Manual of Operactions

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