The Goals, Planning, and Strategy workgroup (GPS) presented some ideas at the last presbytery meeting and asked churches to give us feedback on these ideas as we work on developing goals for the presbytery for the next five years.Read more
Dear Presbytery of Detroit,
Presbyterian Research Services is inviting you and your congregation to join a list of potential Presbyterian Panelists! Since 1973, church leaders have turned to the Presbyterian Panel to learn more about the beliefs and practices of Presbyterians. By joining this list, you will be added to a group of people who are willing to fill out occasional surveys that help Presbyterian entities, congregations, and others make informed decisions and reach their goals. All surveys will be available in English, Spanish, and Korean. Leaders - please share this message ... Read more
Nicaraguan fair-trade coffee farmer
Courtesy of C. Jeanne Clapp
In January 2014, Jeanne Clapp traveled to rural Nicaragua to
Morning Psalm 92
1 It is good to give thanks to the LORD,
to sing praises to your name, O Most High; 2 to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
and your faithfulness by night, 3 to the music of the lute and the harp,
to the melody of the lyre. 4 For you, O LORD, have made me glad by your work;
at the works of your hands I sing for joy.
5 How great
U.S. component of the campaign launches at board meeting and in Washington, D.C., this week
April 17, 2015
Back row: Ciara Lewis and Stewart O. Ray Jr. Front Row: Iam Plaitez, Edwin Muldonado, Daniella Plaitez —Ted Foster
Presbyterian News Service
This week the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board heard about the official launch of the national component
Budget changes align mission plan with giving and reserves
Emily Enders Odom
The Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) Board approved revised mission budgets for 2015 and 2016 on April 16, 2015.
Actions resulting from independent investigation delivered at spring meeting
April 16, 2015
The final report of an independent investigation into the incorporation and funding of a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) evangelism and church growth staff was delivered to the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board at its April 15-17, 2015 meeting.
Closed sessions dominate board schedule, force abridged committee meetings
With contributions by Mission Agency Communicators
Committees of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board met April 16 to discuss informational items, formulate actions for the entire board to consider and receive reports from ministry areas.
Office of the General Assembly
Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly
Some congregations have co-pastors. Presbyteries can elect co-moderators. So why shouldn’t there be Co-Moderators of the General Assembly?
Now, for the first time, there can be, thanks to a little-noticed action of the 221st General Assembly (2014) (Minutes, 2014, Part I, Item 03-04, Recommendation 8, pp. 12, 21, 184). Commissioners approved a change in the Standing Rules of the General Assembly that allows two people to stand for election as Co-Moderators
John C. Martin Award opens new windows for Menaul School to explore God’s creation
Menaul 6th grade students use new digital microscopes that send images to their iPads. —Laurie Gilbert
Even at the ripe old age of 119, the Menaul School is still on the cutting edge. The private Presbyterian Church
Development of interfaith network propels climate action beyond policy statements
April 15, 2015
Ithaca’s Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) meets quarterly to discuss community-based earth care initiatives. —Brad McFall
Becoming an Earth Care Congregation Church wasn’t a radical notion for members of the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, New York. Its history of caring about eco-friendly
Heath K. Rada
Moderator of the 221st General Assembly (2014) of the Presbyterian Church USA
Recently an article appeared in the Roanoke, Virginia, newspaper by author Timothy Buchanan. It was entitled “Death by Dishonor,” and began as follows:
“The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is now dead. After a long, tedious struggle to remain faithful to the scriptures and great Christian reformers like John Knox, the leadership of the PC(USA) denomination (the liberal branch of Presbyterian Churches) has thrown in the
While work is fully funded for 2015, based on financial projections using 2014 actual receipts, the Presbyterian Mission Agency is facing a significant financial challenge for 2016 and 2017 in World Mission. By 2017, the result could be the recall of 25 percent of mission workers currently in service around the world. That’s the message Hunter Farrell, director of World Mission, delivered to the executive committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Wednesday morning.
샐리 힌츠맨 (Sally Hinchman)
“노회는 특정 구역 내에서 교회의 집합적 표현을 하는 공의회이며, 그 구역 내의 모든 지교회들과 교역 장로들로 구성된다…노회는 구역을 통괄하여 교회 치리를 책임지며, 세상에서 하나님의 주권적 활동에 대해 개체교회들이 증거하는 일을 돕고 지원하는 책임을 짐으로 모든 개체교회가 믿음과 소망과 사랑과 증거의 공동체가 되도록 한다.”