As part of their bi-annual meeting, the several churches of the Presbytery of the Dakotas will be meeting at Emmaus Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Ft. Collins this week. There will be a public worship service Tuesday night at 7pm.
The meeting includes one representative ruling elder from each church as well as every pastor in the Presbytery. The meeting will cover issues common to the churches, usually through the standing chairs. These chairs include the Sessional Oversight, Diaconal, Missions, Youth, Treasury and Candidates and Credentials.
There is a man-under-care, Mr. Chapa, who is preparing for oral exams for licensure before the Presbytery. The floor exams include any and all questions about theology and practical moral questions. Licensure is a probationary period before examination for being a pastor.
The first day starts with morning prayer time, where praise and concerns from the churches are brought before the body. The afternoon will be open for the chairs to finalize any reports or for ad hoc meetings. Wednesday includes chair and committee reports, including floor examinations.
The Presbytery of the Dakotas is one of the oldest Presbyteries in the OPC. It includes Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and the Dakotas. The churches are as far south as Calhan, Colorado and as far north as Carson, North Dakota.