Welcome to the Presbytery
of Southeastern Illinois!
The PSEI General Council has called a Meeting of the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at the First Presbyterian Church of Mattoon, Illinois.
The meeting is called for the following purposes:
- To consider a new structure for the Presbytery with the option to take formal action on a new structure
- To vote on the recommended 2024 Presbytery per capita figure
- To vote on the recommended 2024 Presbytery minimum terms of call
Nominations for 226th General Assembly Commissioners
The 226th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) will run from June 25, 2024 through July 4, 2024. The first part will be by Zoom and the second part will require in person attendance in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois will be served by one Teaching Elder, one Ruling Elder, one Young Adult Advisory Delegate (YAAD), ages 18-23, one Ruling Elder Alternate, and one Teaching Elder Alternate.
Not Your Average Boundary Training
It’s time for many of us to renew our required boundary training certification. Rather than the same old talking heads, we are offering Not Your Average Boundaries Training, a lively and interactive boundaries conversation offered to the Presbyteries of Southeastern Illinois and Great Rivers through LeaderWise.
Thanks to the Synod of Lincoln Trails for financially supporting this important event! ...
Leaderwise affirms that pastors, church staff, and other leaders who transgress boundaries by-and-large are not predators. In fact, not even close. Most people in ministry who violate boundaries are individuals who know and maintain boundaries most of the time, but whose judgment may be impaired due to an unusually stressful time in their lives. With that in mind, Not-Your-Average Boundaries Training is tailored to focus on strategies to foster emotional resiliency and well-being.
LeaderWise believes that the best prevention is to encourage those in leadership positions to take steps to manage their stress in order to maintain balance and perspective when temptation arises. This approach further teaches a 4-step strategy to help stop folks in their tracks before they commit a boundary violation, and participants leave with their own personal prevention plan.
In order for participants to receive credit for completion of the program, attendees must be present for all 5 hours of the training.Register for Tuesday, October 31 & Wednesday, November 1, 3:00-5:30 p.m.