Through the month of July, Bread for the World is urging people of faith to contact their U.S. Senators and Congressional Representatives regarding two important pieces of legislation related to childhood hunger. This legislation is important because five out of six children who received a lunch during the school year will not receive those meals during the summer months. This legislation will provide low-income families with resources to help close this gap. ... Read more
Summer is a great time to “make cents” by contributing to Cents-Ability or Two Cents-a-Meal. Currently 9 partner churches in our presbytery rely on these funds to ... Read more
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Presbyterian church, Chuina, Mexico
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Western Kentucky Presbytery continues to provide sources of drinkable
Morning Psalm 12
1 Help, O LORD, for there is no longer anyone who is godly;
the faithful have disappeared from humankind. 2 They utter lies to each other;
with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips,
the tongue that makes great boasts, 4 those who say, “With our tongues we will prevail;
our lips are our own — who is
Big Tent workshop focuses on Educate a Child national initiative
August 4, 2015
Presbyterians gather in small groups during the Big Tent workshop on Educate a Child. —Rick Jones
Presbyterian News Service
Around the corner and around the world, young people can benefit from the power of education. That was the resounding message from leaders of the “Educate a
El mismo, contiene ilustraciones a todo color, historias bíblicas, actividades para la familia, y lecturas en audio
Congregational Ministries Publishing
Robin Rueff, Asociada para promociones
Traducido por Norma Esther León
El libro digital interactivo gratis de Crecemos en Gracia y Gratitud, el nuevo material denominacional para la niñez de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.), ya está disponible en la Internet.
Office of the General Assembly
내 손자는 아직 어려서 “나의 그리고 내 것”(My and mine)이라는 단어를 자주 사용한다. 그는 또한 그가 먹는 것은 어떤 것이라도 다른 사람들과 반드시 나누어 먹으려 한다. 골드피시 크래커를 건네주는 끈적끈적한 손을 개의치 않는다면, 당신은 매우 소중한 교훈을 배울 수 있을 것이다.
누가복음 10장에서 우리는 이러한 교훈을 배우려는 성인을 볼 수 있다. 한 율법사가 일어나서 “영생을 얻기 위해 내가 무엇을 해야 합니까?”라고 질문한다. 예수님은 율법에 무엇이라고 기록되어 있느냐고 물으시며, 그 사람은 정답을 말한다. 그 다음에 큰 질문이 이어진다. “누가 나의 이웃입니까?”
E-book includes colorful illustrations, Bible stories, activities for families, and audio readings
Associate for Promotions
A free e-book from Growing in Grace & Gratitude, the new Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denominational children’s curriculum, is now available online. The quarterly e-book is formatted for iPads and Kindle and is available in English and Spanish.
Big Tent 2015 presenters speak on calling, missional living and grace
The Rev. Tamara John. —Jennie Littleton for Presbyterian News Service
Emily Enders Odom
Fifteen years ago, the Rev. Tamara John had “everything.” “I had the home of my dreams, I was married to a man who was a very successful lawyer, I did modeling and acting, I traveled the world,” she told a roomful
Church leader says life is improving in post-genocide society
August 3, 2015
The Rev. Jerome Bizimana.
Presbyterians have an opportunity this fall to hear firsthand about the aftermath of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and how the country has continued to heal 21 years later. A Presbyterian pastor from Rwanda is among the 10 speakers taking part in the Peacemakers visit to the U.S. beginning in September.
Speaker says many young adults view God as ‘a butler in the sky’
Jason Brian Santos presents on the importance of faith formation in children at Big Tent 2015 in Knoxville, Tenn. —Jennie Littleton for Presbyterian News Service
Jason Brian Santos believes you can’t fix young adult ministry
Knowing your authentic identity in Christ is key to slaying ‘Goliaths’
August 1, 2015
The Rev. Paul Roberts —Taylor Gash for Presbyterian News Service
After three days of worship, workshops, Bible studies and children’s activities devoted to missional living in the areas of advocacy, poverty and discipleship, Big Tent 2015 attendees gathered in the University of Tennessee’s Alumni Memorial Building for a closing worship service
Seminary president shares experiences at Big Tent
Atef Gendy, president and professor of New Testament, Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC) —Gregg Brekke
“Serving and transforming church members is not a more important responsibility than serving and transforming the community,” says Atef Gendy, PhD, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC).
The transformative nature of a church’s organizational life cycle
Ann Philbrick, associate for church growth and transformation —Jennie Littleton for Presbyterian News Service
For much of her adult life as a pastor and associate presbyter, Ann Philbrick, associate for church growth and transformation for Presbyterian Mission Agency, has been interested in one key question: “What happens to congregations,