The Presbytery of Central Nebraska announces an opening for Temporary Stated Clerk. The deadline to submit a resume is December 1st. If interested please submit your resume to our Personnel Chair, Kirwin Stewart. Please click on the link below for more detailed information about the position and where to send your resume.
A key concept at the heart of this workshop is “self-differentiation,” people’s capacity to calmly articulate what they think and value, and to act on that basis, while staying in active relationship with those who disagree. This is crucial training for both clergy and lay leaders.
Rev. David Moore Facilitator/Leader
November 1 and 2, 2013
First Presbyterian Church Hastings, NE
Registration Deadline and Fee
$50.00 PER PERSON
INCLUDES PARTICIPANTS MANUAL AND LUNCH ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2
Registration and a check made out to the Presbytery of Central Nebraska needs to be in the presbytery office by October 24, 2013
(Please complete the attached brochure.)
Dave Moore is a pastor in the Kansas City area who has been trained by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center as a facilitator for the Healthy Congregations Workshop. Throughout his years as a pastor, first in South Dakota and now as a new church development pastor, he has focused his training on conflict mediation, healthy congregations, and congregational development and transformation. In addition to his work with the Lombard Center, Dave is one of our denomination’s new church development coaches.
The Transitional General Presbyter Search Committee first met on September 25, 2013 at Hastings College. All committee members save for one were present as was transitional Synod executive Dave Crittendon. Committee members are Dan Davis – chair, Sue Medsker-Nedderman – recording secretary, Gretchen Gallentine, Stephan Price-Gibson, Kati Salmons, David McCarthy and Doug Garey.
The chair led us through the day’s business with readings from Eugene Peterson’s devotional book Living the Message. The first reading described how often we are defined in our society by what we do. Our first task was to introduce ourselves without telling the others what we do! Our opening prayer followed by praying Psalm 3.
The next devotion was about the difference between wishing and hoping and then the committee embarked on a session of doing exactly that. What are our wishes and hopes for our presbytery? Topics included everything from fellowship time whenever we gather, reflections on what we are that is good pertaining to our largely rural roots and being, to encouraging mission/missional serving, to being a presbytery that will be in the lives of our churches intentionally and not just when there are problems. A fear was even expressed in that we won’t get swallowed up into a larger entity.
Bob Houser, General Presbyter, will retire after 42 years of service on December 31st. The Presbytery of Central Nebraska would like to thank Bob for his years of service to this presbytery and to the Presbyterian Church USA. As a way to show our appreciation the presbytery will have an informal reception at the presbytery meeting and a formal reception closer to his retirement date.