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Equipping the Saints

Deacons, elders, educators, and other leaders of PC(USA) churches in Presbytery of the James are invited to Equipping the Saints, a one-day training event for officers. Receive education and support to enable your congregation to do creative Christ-centered ministry that is relevant and forward thinking. Network with others who serve in similar roles in churches across the presbytery.


Breakout Session Topics and Leaders

Selecting Curriculum

Barbara Flynt
Director of Christian Education, Brandermill Church

Child and Youth Protection Policies

Rev. Nicole Ball
Parish Associate, First Church, Richmond

Church Volunteering

Hannah Garrity
Director of Christian Faith, Life, and Arts, Second Church, Richmond

Budgeting/Serving as Treasurer

Kenna Payne
Organist and Choir Director, Westminster Church
Retired Accountant

Serving as a Clerk of Session

Marilyn Johns
Clerk of Session, Gayton Kirk

Event Details

April 2024 event cancelled due to low interest.

Future sessions of this training will be announced in the Current.


$15 per person
includes lunch

More than five people participating from your congregation? Additional attendees are only $5 per person.

More Information About This Event


More info to come.


Childcare is not available for this meeting.


Registration includes a boxed lunch. Please indicate your dietary preferences in the registration form where prompted.


More info to come.


The Presbytery of the James posts pictures and videos of various events online and in printed materials. Please be aware that you may be photographed.