Mission Statement

Chicago Metro Presbytery exists to extend the gospel and to oversee the work of the ministry of the PCA throughout the Chicago Metropolitan area to the glory of God.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Workshop on Biblical Exposition

Join others for this spring's Workshop on Biblical Exposition with Bryan Chapell and David Helm at College Church in Wheaton, IL. Click here for more information on the workshop and to sign up.

Workshop Information

College Church
332 East Seminary Ave
Wheaton, IL 60187

Women in Ministry Workshop

David Helm at the most recent Stated Meeting drew our attention to Women of the Word, a workshop for women in ministry, offered through The Simeon Trust March 3-5, 2011 at Covenant Presbyterian Church. Click here for more details and to sign up.

Workshop Information

Covenant Presbyterian Church
2012 West Dickens Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Haiti Mission Update

The next Missions trip to Haiti is February 18-26. Twenty six travelers from 5 CMP churches, a PCA church in Las Vegas, along with 5 people from outside our denomination who are exploring ministry in Haiti will be doing medical work and children’s ministry in Cambry, Charette, and Jeremie. 

Thanks to generous donations from a few presbytery churches and other charitable organizations, they’re well stocked with medical supplies and medicines. They are hoping to hand carry notes (translated into Creole by our friends at New Hope Haitian Community Church)  for the orphans at Charette who just this month began receiving financial support from 132 donors among our presbytery’s church members in 4 different churches, as well as the PCA church in Las Vegas. That support will provide food, clothing, schooling, and improved medical care, as well as increased staffing for house moms and ongoing training for them in childcare issues.

Please pray for the team as they make final preparations and as they meet needs in Haiti next month. If you’d like to get daily updates on their work while they are there, please email Ann Powers to get on the distribution list.

Next trip is scheduled for July 22-30.  The commitment date for that trip will be mid-April; watch this space for more information!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

News from the 23rd Stated Meeting

Actions of the 23rd Stated Meeting of the Chicago Metro Presbytery:
  • The newly elected Moderator of CMP for 2011 is TE Chris Hodge (Naperville Presbyterian).
  • The Standing Rules have been adjusted to reflect the decision of presbyters to move the time and structure of quarterly meetings to meet from 12:00 - 4:00 pm. More information and particulars of the structural changes will be made known to presbyters.
  • Voting on all BCO Amendments were pushed to the April 2011 Stated Meeting. Based on the discussion and the time remaining in the meeting, all voting was tabled in order to give appropriate time for discernment regarding the measures past at the 38th General Assembly in June 2010.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

PCA 39th General Assembly

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) General Assembly is the largest annual gathering of the denomination. Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders from the churches across the country gather to study, discuss, and decide biblical, theological, ecclesiastical and ministry issues, and programs. The agenda of the Assembly will include a wide variety of matters important to the life of the church and the progress of the gospel. As a GA commissioner or exhibitor, you must register on-line here:

Additional activities of the Assembly include several worship services, committee meetings, seminars, programs for women and children, an exhibit hall, fellowship functions, and a variety of food events.

More about the meeting location.

The local PCA churches form a Host Committee who provide a warm welcome for attendees, plan the evening worship services, and organize the women and children activities, in addition to a multitude of behind the scene functions.

Visitors are invited to participate in the worship services, observe the business sessions of the Assembly, and visit the Exhibit Hall.