God called the Presbytery of the James to do a new thing. Connection, communication, and collaboration among ministries and ministry leaders is the focus of our strategic vision - that we become a more relational presbytery led by three presbyters who are sent out to meet our people where they serve.
The mission of the Presbytery of the James is to support leaders, congregations, and ministries in growing followers of Jesus Christ who joyfully live out God’s mission in the world.
These are the goals and objectives we hope our mission statement inspires into 2026:
- Christ-centered spiritual growth, specifically as this relates to POJ staff resourcing and supporting church leaders, pastors, educators, and ministries.
- Communication and coordination, specifically as these relate to connecting churches and ministries with one another and creating vital partnerships.
To guide implementation of this mission, in 2022, Presbytery of the James hired three executive presbyters to work in concert as a team: a lead presbyter for vision & collaboration, a presbyter for congregational life, and a presbyter for relational care.