Presbytery of Arkansas
What We Do
Top Ten Things That the Presbytery Does for Me and My Church:

1. Presbytery works with churches to provide pastors and pastoral leadership; oversees the work of the sessions of the churches; supports the work of the churches; organizes new churches; controls the location of new churches; and dissolves churches if necessary.

2. Presbytery establishes and dissolves pastoral relationships, and aids churches and ministers in their on-going relationships.

3. Presbytery provides, through the Stated Clerk, interpretation and advice on constitutional questions; settles differences in churches when needed; and handles judicial cases when necessary.

4. Presbytery trains, commissions, and guides the work of Commissioned Lay Pastors; gives support and oversight to those preparing for ministry; ordains, receives, dismisses, installs, removes, and disciplines ministers; and elects and orients commissioners to the Synod and General Assembly meetings.

5. Presbytery provides financial support for numerous Presbyterian ministries and pays the expenses for committees, subcommittees, and task forces that help us to do ministry together that we could not afford or do alone.

6. Presbytery organizes events for learning, inspiration, and Christian fellowship available to the young people of our churches.

7. Presbytery connects us with ecumenical partners.

8. Presbytery organizes retreats for spiritual growth and continuing education.

9. Presbytery provides a resource center for ministers, educators, Sunday School teachers, and members so that they can have videos, DVDs, books, papers, and other resources for worship, education, ministry, administration, and mission.

10. Presbytery holds meetings to handle the business of the congregations and provides opportunities for education and fellowship.