Greetings from the Moderator MAY 2018
OUR PRESBYTERY’S VISION UNDER CONSTRUCTION
The Presbytery has been working, for the last several months, to redefine its vision and mission and correspondingly establish the appropriate objectives and actions that will manifest our purpose.
I want to share with you the draft of our new Vision statement. Later this year the finalized versions will be offered to commissioners for approval at the appropriate meeting.
The draft vision statement is as follows:
“The vision of Central Florida Presbytery is
to strengthen and unite
it’s members, faith communities, and ministries
in witness and service to Christ.”
Let me breakdown this statement and share what the Vision is stating:
CFP encompasses Florida's central and east central mainland and coastal regions.
While most of our ministries serve English speaking members, we also have congregations that speak Korean, Hungarian, Spanish, and Portuguese; we all worship the same God and we all participate in the work of the Presbytery.
The Presbytery maintains a staff led by our Presbytery Executive, Dr. Dan Williams. They serve as resource / support personnel to our committees consisting of elders and clergy. We are indebted to the loyal dedication of these servant of God.
“Strengthen and Unite”
The work of our Presbytery Committees (Mission Development, Leadership Development, Church Development, Finance, Committee on Ministry, Committee on the Preparation for Ministry, etc.) serve to:
We worship and witness our faith in accordance with the Presbyterian (USA) constitution which consists of the Book of Confessions (Part One) and the Book of Order (Part Two).
One example of how our united witness is seen is through the youth that come from many congregations to unite in fellowship and worship together. The PYC (Presbytery Youth Council) coordinate four youth events each year.
The Presbyterian Women represent a strong force within our congregations and an even stronger force when united as one body representing the Presbytery.
Who we are:
Our vision encompasses three groups representing the CFP: