Our Core Values

These Core Values represent what is of deep significance to the Presbytery of Scioto Valley. Each of our Core Values is rooted in Scripture, which gives us the spiritual depth and direction to live fully into these values:

Nurturing Spiritual Community

We ground our work in the Spirit of God and nurture the faith and lives of those we serve.

Luke 6:48 It’s like a person building a house by digging deep and laying the foundation on bedrock. When the flood came, the rising water smashed against that house, but the water couldn’t shake the house because it was well built.


Focusing on what connects us creates community and deepens our relationship with God.

Ephesians 4:16 From whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.

Unity in Diversity

The diverse experiences and gifts of our people and communities strengthen us.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither slave nor free; nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

Spirit-Led Adaptability

We are open and responsive to the Spirit at work in our changing world.

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of the mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.


We walk in partnership and compassion with others to improve the human condition.

Matthew 25:35-36; 40 The king will say “I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me. . . . when you have done it for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you have done it for me.”