Ministers and commissioners at the 107th stated meeting approved a strategic plan that will guide Presbytery of the James into the future. The plan includes a new mission and a staffing structure to fulfill the mission.
To guide implementation of this mission, Presbytery of the James is hiring 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. Read the job descriptions for these new positions.
Development of the strategic plan began in October 2017, when the presbytery voted to form a committee and charged it to articulate a vision and mission for POJ, propose a structure for implementation, and recommend a financial plan for implementation. The Strategic Planning Team arising from that action began meeting in January 2019. The team’s report was presented for review at a called presbytery meeting on November 21, 2020. All of the team’s four recommendations were approved at the February 20, 2021 stated meeting.
The goals of the Strategic Planning Team are to:
- articulate a vision and mission for the POJ;
- propose a structure for the implementation of the vision and mission; and
- recommend a financial plan for the implementation of the vision and mission.