June 27, 2015 Presbytery Meeting Review

Central Nebraska Presbytery met at the First Presbyterian Church, North Platte, on Saturday, June 27. Transitional executive Chuck Traylor preached on how God is doing new things.

The Manual of Operations was amended to add the function of promoting and reviewing the presbytery’s implementation of the church’s commitment to inclusiveness and representation in accordance with G-3.0103 of the Book of Order.

The Transitional Team made a creative presentation about possible functions of future presbytery staffing. The presbytery broke into small groups to discuss the functions. After the presbytery gathered, the Transitional Team led a process of prioritizing these functions.

The Committee on Ministry reported the following actions:
Caroline Price Gibson was appointed moderator of the St. Paul Church, Stephen Price-Gibson of the Broken Bow Church, and Kirwin Stewart of the Lexington Church
Phil Laroe was approved as CRE of St. Paul
Steve Deines was approved as Stated Supply at Axtell
Dawn Black was transferred to Upper Ohio Valley Presbytery; Jim Splitt to Homestead Presbytery; and Caroline Vickery to Redstone Presbytery.

Presbytery viewed a video on the work being done by the Rev. Bob and Kristi Rice, missionaries working at the invitation of the Presbyterian Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The morning’s offering was designated for their work, a ministry that is supported by First Church, North Platte
A responsive prayer was offered to celebrate the mission and ministry of the Loup City Church which is now closed.
Presbytery approved the grant request from the Church Development Fund to the First Presbyterian Church of North Platte in the amount of $26,049.00 for the purchase of a video system.
Council reported that Teaching elder Chuck Traylor’s contract as Transitional Executive was extended to December 31, 2016.
The audit of the 2014 financial statements was received.
Teaching elder Caroline Price-Gibson was elected to the Committee on Minister, class of 2017.
Thanks to the people of First Church, North Platte, for doing a wonderful job of hosting the meeting and serving the refreshments and dinner.
Raymond Meester—Temporary Stated Clerk

Time to Order 2015 – 2017 Book of Order

2015-2017 Book of OrderThe presbytery office is now taking orders for the 2015-17 Book of Order.

Please complete the order form and return it to the presbytery office by no later than August 1st. Thank you.

2015-2017 Book of Order order form

Camping Scholarships Still Available!

2015 Camping and Conference Scholarships


Limited Scholarships Available

Deadline to submit application(s) is July 15th.


Camping and Conference Scholarship Funding Guidelines

  1. Participation of youth and/or youth’s family in a church in Central Nebraska Presbytery.
  2. The funding available for scholarships is not unlimited and applications are considered as they are received; therefore, timely submission is recommended.
  3. Scholarship awards will be made on a case-by-case basis; grants will not exceed 50% of event cost or $200 whichever is less.
  4. If for any reason the youth does not attend the event all scholarship dollars must be returned or if the total amount requested is not used all unused dollars shall be returned.
  5. All scholarships will be made payable to their home church.
  6. Scholarships are available for youth K-12th grades.
  7. Scholarship applications will not be received after the July 15th deadline.


You can download an application.

Please contact the Youth Committee Chair, Dan Davis at [email protected]


Mark Your Calendar for the 2015 Boundaries & Ethics Workshop

The Presbytery of Central Nebraska will be hosting a Boundaries and Ethics Workshop on Saturday, September 26th. 

Leader:             Diana Barber

                       Synod of Lakes and Prairies Leadership Development/Trainer

Cost:                  $15 per participant (Non-Refundable) 

                             (This includes the cost of your materials and meal.)

Time:                 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Place:                First Presbyterian Church
                             4511 6th Avenue
                             Kearney, NE  68845

Who:                 This event has been designed for teaching elders and lay pastors.  However, all are welcome to attend. 

 2015 Boundaries Workshop Registration Form

Registration Deadline is September 1st.

** Please contact the PCN office directly if you need hotel information.


2015 PCN Administrative Retreat in September

When:  Wednesday, September 23- Friday, September 25

Time:    Starting 5 p.m. on Wednesday and concluding 1 p.m. on Friday

Where:  Camp Comeca in Cozad

Cost:       $80 (Includes 2 nights lodging, meals, supplies, and class events.)

Registration Deadline:  August 1st

Who:  This retreat is specifically designed for church administrative support staff within the Presbytery of Central Nebraska.

Why:  This retreat will offer you spiritual refreshment, fellowship, fun, personal skills development, prayer, and time of quiet. 

2015 Administrative Retreat Registration Form