- PLM will work to strengthen relationships between the Presbytery and its congregations, the Presbytery and its minister members, the Presbytery and Sessions, and congregation.
- PLM will resource and support faith communities for healthy and vital ministries.
- PLM will develop and support healthy and dynamic leaders for worshiping faith communities and validated ministries.
- PLM will fulfill its other responsibilities mandated in G-3.03 in the Book of Order, including but not limited to organizing, receiving, merging, dismissing, and dissolving congregation, Over see congregations without pastors; Establishing pastoral Relationships and dissolving them; Guide the preparation of those preparing to become ministers of Word and Sacrament; Maintain relationships with Synod and General Assembly as well as ecumenical and interfaith entities; Develop strategies for the mission of the church in its district. (The bold needing new emphasis.)
Gil Rendle describes this work as wrestling a goal down to a measurable outcome. The wrestling implies that this is not an easy task. Our SMART objectives will be guided by our earlier discerned core values, mission and vision statements. We welcome your ideas and prayers as we get SMART!