About Presbytery of the Miami Valley
- We are more than 7000 Christians who live in the Miami Valley of Ohio and are members of 44 congregations called: “Presbyterian Churches.”
- We hold beliefs that are central to the Christian faith – namely that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that, through Jesus Christ, salvation is offered to all persons. We believe that the Bible is God’s word to us, recording and conveying God’s acts in human history and giving instruction for how we should live.
- We believe that the Church is where God’s people worship, learn, work and are in fellowship together.
Presbyterians are characterized by a particular form of church government in which churches elect their pastors and also elders who, together, form a body called the “session” which directs the life of a particular church.
Each of the congregations in an area send their pastors and some elders to a body (called the presbytery) which oversees the life and work of the congregations and provides support and encouragement. Presbytery of the Miami Valley covers twelve counties in southwestern Ohio.