Ministry Groups are an essential part of the Presbytery’s mission. They strengthen the bonds among our congregations by encouraging Christian Formation; Congregational and Leader Development; Missional Engagement, the Creation of New Faith Communities; as well as, Prophetic Witness and Action for Reconciliation. The six Ministry Groups are facilitated by conveners from each region and supported by presbytery staff.
In the Loop
ITL Growing Our Community of Faith The in the Loop / Apostles /Disciples ministry group is a collection of (12) churches in and around Baltimore city. In the beginning of 2018 The in the Loop ministry group decided to merge with “The Apostles Disciples” ministry a spontaneous ministry group that wanted to seize on the energy around race, class and poverty and support of Presbytery mission themes. Member churches of this group include Knox, Grace, Trinity, Dickey Memorial, Madison, Hunting Ridge, Brown Memorial, First & Franklin, Light Street, Cherry Hill, Lochearn and Kenwood.
North Baltimore Presbyterians
North Baltimore Ministry Group’s work focuses on an annual summer camp program and long term Habitat Humanity project to the Woodbourne-McCabe neighborhood in North East Baltimore. Churches involved in this project include Ashland, Babcock Central, Faith, Govans, Hamilton, Havenwood, Maryland, Perry Hall, Roland Park, Second and Towson.
Churches in the Susquehanna Parish Ministry Group enrich communities in North Baltimore and Harford counties. The ministry group focuses on spiritual leadership, hunger programs and projects that encourage care of God’s creation. Member churches of this ministry group include Highland, Havre de Grace, Grove, Christ Our King, Churchville, First of Bel Air, Chestnut Grove, Fallston, Franklinville and Bethel.
West Side Story
West Side Story Ministry Group serves communities in Baltimore, Howard and Carroll counties. Churches in this ministry group include Northminster, Mt. Paran, Springfield, Granite, Korean United, Mt. Hebron, Catonsville, St. John United, First of Howard, Christ Memorial, Hope, St. Andrews Mt. Airy, and First of Westminster.
Bay Area Disciples
Bay Area Disciples Ministry Group focuses its efforts on community projects and building new worshipping communities. Member churches of this ministry group include Ark & Dove, Hughes Memorial, Glen Burnie Korean, Woods Memorial, Harundale, Christ Our Anchor, Prince of Peace and First of Annapolis.
Wild Wild West
Wild West Ministry Group churches are located in Western Maryland. They focus on projects to enhance spiritual development in the church and projects to increase resources in their surrounding communities, such as a summer lunch program for school aged children. Member churches in this ministry group include First of Frostburg, Barrelville, First of Cumberland, St. Andrew, Hagerstown, Covenant, Frederick and Emmitsburg.