Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery (PWP) groups build community; affirm women’s calls to leadership and spiritual growth; and serve as a link between Presbyterian Women in the Congregation groups and the Presbyterian Women in the Synod group.
In terms of accountability and structure, PWP groups
• elect their own leadership—the coordinating team;
• plan and implement a yearly program and determine their own budgets;
• participate in PW programming, such as PW/Horizons Bible study, mission, giving, antiracism, or justice and peace work;
• support the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.);
• develop the leadership abilities of women;
• preserve historical records of PW in the Presbytery; and
• maintain connections with PW at other governing body levels.
In terms of what this structure will feel like to you, that depends on your PW in the Presbytery! The programming for PWPs depends on the level of involvement to which the groups have committed. Some PWP groups are very active, with multiple projects; others meet once or twice a year for just a few projects that are particularly important to them.
To ask a question or to learn more about Presbyterian Women in the Presbytery, contact Susan Jackson Dowd.