Nurture & Outreach Commission

The Purpose of Nurture & Outreach:

To provide and nurture educational, connectional, and outreach opportunities, which promote growth in discipleship, encourage congregational mission partnerships, and support special areas of ministry, such as peacemaking, youth and campus ministry.

Members & Contacts

 2023

  • Ms. Tina Johnson, Ruling Elder
  • Rev. Rick Nutt, Teaching Elder
  • Rev. Alice L. Phillips, Teaching Elder
  • Mrs. Susan Rike, Ruling Elder

2024

  • Rev Steven B. Brand, Teaching Elder
  • Mr. Stephen M. Hills, Chair, Ruling Elder
  • Rev. Amy House, Teaching Elder
  • Rev. Diane Baldwin, Teaching Elder

2025

  • Rev. Mary Gene Boteler, Teaching Elder
  • Ms. Susan Fisher, Ruling Elder    
  • Mr. Gregory Menssen, Ruling Elder 
  • Mrs. Paige Tolar, Ruling Elder

Forms

Date
Info

04/03/23
Neighborhood Mission Grant Application
Assist congregations seeking to be missional churches within the PCUSA.
04/03/23

04/27/22
Self-Development of People (SDOP) Grant Information
04/27/22

Resources

Date
Info

01/20/21
A Full Worship Service Example
01/20/21

07/01/21
Additional Anti-Racism Resources July 1, 2021
07/01/21

09/30/21
Campus Ministries in Columbus…
09/30/21

05/17/22
CAMPUS MINISTRY PRESBYTERY TALK MAY 2022
05/17/22

07/01/17
Commission for Nurture Outreach Responsibilities
07/01/17

01/02/21
Conversation on Racism Resource List
01/02/21

06/09/21
Global Mission 101 part 1
06/09/21

06/09/21
Global Mission 101 part 2
06/09/21

03/01/22
Global Mission March Seminars
03/01/22

03/20/21
Matthew 25 Dismantling Structural Racism Video Guide
03/20/21

06/01/20
Matthew 25 Event
Presenter: Rev. Chris Roseland, Lead Mission Engagement Advisor, PMA
06/01/20

01/01/21
Matthew 25 in the PC(USA)
01/01/21

03/01/22
Matthew 25 is Alive and well in our presbytery!
03/01/22

12/23/20
Matthew 25 News…From the Reverend Diane Moffet..
12/23/20

03/10/21
Matthew 25 Roundtable
03/10/21

07/27/22
Matthew 25 UPDATE
07/27/22

03/01/22
Mission Engagement – Freeing Congregational Mission
03/01/22

01/06/21
Mission Engagement 101
01/06/21

02/03/21
MISSION ENGAGEMENT 101 first session update… From the Planning Team
02/03/21

08/31/20
Offline Ministry Ideas for Christian Education
08/31/20

08/22/22
Presbytery of Scioto Valley at The Ohio State University
08/22/22

01/03/21
Raising Racial Awareness Resource List
01/03/21

12/21/17
Resources for Background Checks
Utilized by member churches of the CNO commission or are recommended by another church affiliated site.
12/21/17

07/01/92
Seeking to Be Faithful
07/01/92

07/28/22
Self-Development of People (SDOP) Introduction Letter
07/28/22

01/20/21
Systemic Racism Explained
01/20/21

01/20/21
We Can End Poverty
01/20/21

07/01/17
West Side Urban Ministry (WUM)Partners in Christ’s Service Brochure
07/01/17

01/27/21
What is Mission: Video
Led by Cynthia Holder Rich
01/27/21

TRAINING MATERIALS

Date
Info

01/27/21
2021 PIE Faith Tool Kit PowerPoint
01/27/21

01/27/21
2021 PIE Soul Care PowerPoint
01/27/21

01/08/22
2022 PIE Elder Training
01/08/22

08/03/22
Faith Formation in a Post(ish) Pandemic World How are you feeling?
08/03/22

01/12/19
PIE Presentation delivered by Brice Wiebe
Are We Just Learning to be Nice?
01/12/19

Also available on YouTube.

Policies

Date
Info

02/24/22
Antiracism Policy
Approved by Presbytery November 16, 2021
02/24/22

11/28/17
Child Protection Policy
Approved - 11-28-2017 Called to create a safe place for all the children and youth in our care.
11/28/17

EDUCATION

Nurture and Outreach Commission supports education and events for pastors, church leaders, clerk training, elders and deacons.

  • The annual Partners in Education (PIE) event provides leadership training for all elders, deacons and church leaders. This event is typically held the first or second Saturday of January.
  • Pre-presbytery events: The goal of pre-presbytery events is to provide programs with timely topics such as older adult ministry, environmental concerns, drug overdose awareness and other current topics.
  • Resource Center:The resource center, located in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley Office provides books and resources related to worship, congregational life, devotional, age level ministries and other topics relevant to church and church life.

MATTHEW 25

Matthew 25:31–46 calls all of us to actively engage in the world around us, so our faith comes alive and we wake up to new possibilities. Visit our Matthew 25 resources for more information.

MISSION OPPORTUNITIES

Nurture and outreach commission assists congregations in mission service and stewardship and provides encouragement, guidance, grants and resources to congregations in mission, prophetic witness, leadership development, worship, evangelism and administration. Some of the ways we do this is through:

  • Mission Projects
  • Mission work Trips
  • Self-Development of People (SDOP)
  • Peacemaking Events
  • Local Mission
  • Global Mission
  • Stewardship and Ecological Concerns
  • Promotion of Peace and Social Justice
  • Westside Urban Mission
  • Neighborhood Mission Grant
  • Peacemaking Mission Grant
  • We work in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church (USA)-presbyterianmission.org

OLDER ADULT MINISTRY

The commission for nurture and outreach provides programming and coordination for older adult ministry.

Purpose:

  • Interchange between congregations and the Presbytery of ideas and information related to older adults so that a willingness to care about Older Adult Ministries can be built up in the congregations and the Presbytery.
  • The mission of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley’s Older Adult Ministry Team is to partner with congregations to provide life-enhancing programs for and with older adults.

Vision:

  • Provide support, resources and encouragement to all congregations, session and staff in establishing and maintaining meaningful older adult ministry programs and activities.
  • Maintain a central collection of books, articles, and other related resources pertaining to the issues of older adults.
    Maintain awareness of community organizations who share similar interest for information useful to congregations.
  • Communicative information and a activities from OAM committee to the congregations at Presbytery meetings.
    Presbyterian Older Adult Ministry Network (POAMN):
  • The Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network actively addresses the new challenges and ever changing needs of our church’s aging membership, and advocates on behalf of our older adults. POAMN members include pastors, educators, and many others who work with older adults in our congregations, presbyteries and retirement communities.

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION

PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN

“Presbyterian Women understands that scripture asks us to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world. As such, Presbyterian Women provides information about justice and peace and ministry to inform mission and community-building work.” –PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN’S MINISTRY WEBSITE

Visit our Presbyterian Women webpage for information and resources.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Youth Winter Retreat at Camp Akita

Camp Akita 29746 Logan-Hornsmill Rd, Logan, OH, United States

SAVE THE DATE! Presbytery Youth Retreat Saturday and Sunday, November 18 – 19, 2023Camp Akita, Logan OH Watch for Registration Late Summer Download  and share: 2023 Save the Date (1) […]