With God’s help we covenant to:

To seek Christ’s way in every deliberation;
To listen for God’s Spirit as the cornerstone of every process;
To lift up our denomination, presbytery, congregations,
ministries, and one another;

Trusting that we are the Body of Christ
and God uses our relationships;
Illustrating the Good News through encouragement and respect for one another;
Listening deeply with honest consideration;
Communicating directly with the truth in love;
Keeping healthy and honest boundaries that build trust.

We will have disagreements and
we will use prayerful ways to address them;
We will use protocols that create safety
in seeking understanding and clarity;
We will focus on building community and seeking consensus;
We will not dehumanize people.

Following through on the responsibilities we have been given by…

Listening to God and one another;
Being the body of Christ;
Affirming that God uses us;
Practicing the Matthew 25 initiative and its three emphases:
building congregational vitality;
dismantling structural racism;
and eradicating systemic poverty.

(revised 11/15/22 by the Leadership Team of the Presbytery of Missouri River Valley)