The Transforming Power of Mission

The Transforming Power of Mission, an inspirational and practical workshop for congregations in the Presbytery of Ohio Valley will be presented at 2 (identical) workshops:

Saturday, October 9: First Presbyterian Church, Columbus

Saturday, October 23: Indiana Presbyterian Church, Vincennes

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST  (9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central Time)

Registration & Refreshments at 9:15 a.m. (8:15 Central)

Lunch will be provided at no cost.
At this workshop, you will:

  • Hear from the Rev. Joan Stewart, Executive Director of WV Ministry of Advocacy and Workcamps, as she tells the “God story” of how a tiny congregation in a declining community moved from a survival mentality to a mission mentality, and as she shares insights and practical ideas for how other congregations can do the same.
  • Explore with one another and with Joan how to apply these insights and ideas to our local settings.
  • Worship and fellowship with sisters and brothers in our presbytery.

Did we mention that all of this is free?  Yes – free!!!

But, we do need to know how many are coming!

So….. to reserve your spot, please register no later than the Tuesday before the session you wish to attend.

We encourage churches to send more than one person – many people, even!

Please email the presbytery office at with the following information:

Your name(s), congregation, the workshop you will be attending (Oct 9 or Oct 23), and special meal needs, and your contact info.

This event is sponsored by the Leadership Institute and the Congregational Transformation Team.