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
The Synod of Alaska-Northwest continues to live into a new and creative way of being a synod. After decades of being a large program body, it has recently moved to a reduced function as provided for by the Book of Order. Although
Morning Psalm 98
1 O sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done marvelous things.
His right hand and his holy arm
have gained him victory. 2 The LORD has made known his victory;
he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. 3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness
to the house of Israel.
All the ends of the earth have seen
Church sells building to make way for affordable housing, new worshiping community
April 21, 2015
Arlington Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia. The building has been sold to an affordable housing developer for $8.4 million. —Susan Etherton
Presbyterian News Service
Arlington Presbyterian Church in Northern Virginia is a mile from the
New format unites 'conference of conferences' in missional focus
Thomas D. Hay, director of assembly operations in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of the General Assembly, is inviting Big Tent 2015 participants to think of the gathering in a new way.
April 20, 2015
Leanne Van Dyk —Columbia Theological Seminary
Michael K. Thompson, Columbia Theological Seminary
The Board of Trustees for Columbia Theological Seminary, a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), voted unanimously on April 14, 2015, to appoint Leanne Van Dyk as the school’s tenth president. She is currently the Dean and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of Reformed Theology at Western Theological Seminary
New program aims to build sustainable community of donors
Representatives from the first Presbyteries to become 'Pillars of the Church' posing with J. Herbert Nelson, director of the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness. —Rick Jones
In a world of change and
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
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