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POJ’s new three-presbyter model (lead presbyter, pastoral care presbyter and congregational life presbyter) is coming in 2022! These three staff people, as “traveling presbyters,” will guide and support all POJ ministries toward Christ-centered spiritual growth and to connect and coordinate our ministries with one another.

This is a call to your church or validated ministry to offer hospitality to our new presbyters in the form of occasional or regular office space, the occasional use of your sanctuary or a meeting space for a gathering, or a meal or an overnight when they travel in your area. Your group may have more ideas based on your church or ministry setting.

“Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.”

Romans 12:13

Benefits to your ministry

Connections to your POJ leaders, meeting a vital need, sharing your space and/or gifts as a church or validated ministry, answering a call! “Prepared and supported lay people and volunteers can better build communities of shared ministry, as practitioners instead of consumers.” There is funding available to cover office costs.

Benefits to the POJ and its new “traveling presbyters”

Presbyters are supported both in-person and virtually, enabling them to serve, connect, collaborate, and communicate. Dispersed locations across the POJ help our traveling presbyters to work, meet with us, and be nourished and rest.

“But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them.”

Luke 24:29

The Facilities Task Force appreciates your response by January 31, 2022.

Please email Barbara Espigh with questions and possibilities; she will forward these on to the task force.