As of December 31, 2020 John Calvin Presbytery consists of 2,573 members of the body of Christ serving 6 counties in Southeast Kansas and 27 counties in Southwest Missouri through 46 congregations. We extend from Iola and Parsons, Kansas, to Rolla and West Plains, Missouri. Our site has been designed to meet the needs of the members and staff in our congregations. We now have a virtual office and are available to be in communities around the presbytery on a regular basis. If you would like to meet with us on one of those days, just give us a call and we will arrange a meeting.
However, if you are looking for a new church, upcoming events, and more information about us, this site is designed for you in mind, as well to help you locate a church that meets your needs.
We invite you to explore this site often, and return to see new and exciting things happening throughout the JCP.
John Calvin Presbytery has arranged for online giving through the Presbyterian Foundation. Click on the "Give Now" button below to be taken to our donation page. To give you'll need to make a profile first and enter your bank account information. The web page takes you through the steps.
You may also give by sending a check to our NEW ADDRESS:
John Calvin Presbytery, P. O. Box 1394, Ozark, MO 65721-1394
Equipping the Saints Saturday, October 23 via Zoom
8:30 - 12:30
Plan now for leaders in your congregation to attend!
Everyday Christianity: The Practice of Daily Prayer with David Gambrell
Vital Congregations Initiative led by Chris Miller
Racial Justice, led by Jennifer Dawson
Training Ruling Elders to do Pastoral Care, led by Julie Mercer
Since the expense will be minimal, Mission and Nurture is suggesting donations to be made
to the summer youth ministry program fund for 2022, likely to be Triennium.
CLERKS’ MEETINGS – Review of Minutes and Rolls & Registers
CLERKS, PLEASE REGISTER for the meeting of your choice:
West Plains—Sunday, October 24 @ 2 p.m.--First Presbyterian Church (112 Aid Avenue)
Joplin—Saturday, October 30 @ 10 a.m.--First Presbyterian Church (509 S. Pearl)
By Zoom—Monday evening, October 25, 7 p.m.
(Peer review work must be done ahead; we will do training and discuss review results during this Zoom meeting.)
Stated Presbytery Meetings for 2021
January 19, 2020 / Called Meeting of JCP - Zoom-videoconference
February 27, 2021 / Zoom-videoconference / Host: Trinity Presbyterian PCUSA, 1900 E. Barataria, Springfield, Missouri
May 20, 2021 / Zoom-videoconference / Host: First Presbyterian, 1700 Broadway, Parsons, Kansas
August 3, 2021 / Zoom-videoconference / Host: First Presbyterian, 302 E. Madison, Iola, Kansas
November 6, 2021 beginning at 9 a.m. / Host: First Presbyterian, 215 N. High, Neosho, Missouri
“History: It’s Not Just the Past!” First Presbyterian Church Neosho, Missouri and pastor, Reverend Will Lee, hosts our meeting by Zoom.
The author of “Canoeing the Mountains… The Reverend Dr. Tod Bolsinger-brings a message for our times.
We’ll examine a pastor, dissolve a church and learn about our records from David Staniunas of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
NEWS FROM PRESBYTERY MEETING
The following is the closing prayer
On behalf of the Anti-Racism Subcommittee Jennifer Dawson shared a bit of inspiration that encompasses what we see our work being. It comes from Steven Charleston's book Ladder to the Light. Steven is a member of the Choctaw Nation and is an Episcopalian leader. The following is from his chapter on the Rung of Community. The ladder to the light is made up of rungs. The first is the rung of faith, then blessing, and hope. from page 85
Please use these videos to understand
Per Capita Apportionment for the year 2021 is $38.50 per member.