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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Maumee Valley Presbytery is pleased to announce our 2nd Training Leaders to Preach course that will begin later this spring. Our first class in 2016 was very successful and many of its students have found their way to actively providing pulpit supply to our churches. All reported that the course greatly enhanced their personal faith and aided them in gaining confidence to share that faith publicly. 

The course is a blend of classroom learning, practical application, and hands on support and mentoring. You will learn:

  • The basic concepts of theology (the world of God questions)
  • The basic concepts of exegesis (practical ways to approach the scriptures)
  • The basic concepts of homiletics (practical ways of writing and speaking on behalf of God)
  • The basic concepts involving liturgy (practical ways to set up a worship service) 
  • The basic concepts of the lectionary (introduction to the church's ages old schedule of scripture readings for each week)

In addition, you will create 4 sermons, preach them at a teaching church assigned to you, and receive feedback and instruction from the church and its pastor on areas to improve or enhance.

Enrollment is $25 plus the cost of any books that you are assigned to read.

Please respond with your interest or questions to Tom Polker, the program's Co-moderator, via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 419.466.9877 by April 15th.

The flyer that is attached offers you additional information.


 700 E. Melrose Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840


Phone: (419) 423-9073
Toll Free: (800) 222-2494
Fax: (419) 423-9089


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