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  • Pastorish

    Published July 6, 2015


    The myth of financial self-sustainability
    A plea to share the wealth and support new worshiping communities

    by Mieke Vandersall

    We don’t like to talk about money in the church. We especially don’t like to talk about how some congregations have more than others. But we need to talk.

    Personally I am tired of watching church planters and nonprofit workers, myself included, burning out because of these disparities.

    These same church planters and nonprofit workers are fed, until they are starved, on the myth (or even lie) of financial sustainability. When seeking funding we are so often asked, in ...

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    From Reimagining the church

  • YoRocko Podcast

    Published July 3, 2015


    Rocky Supinger talks with Patrick Heery
    Patrick talks about editing Presbyterians Today, an award-winning denominational magazine, and its new online project, Reimagining The Church.


    <---- Patrick David Heery is a teaching elder in the PC(USA) and editor of Presbyterians Today. Before taking on that role, he worked with the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy as the creator and managing editor of Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice. Patrick earned degrees in English and Classics at Ohio University and graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 2011. He is an Eagle Scout, has worked as a prison and hospital ...

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    From Reimagining the church

  • July 2015 - Walk toward a new day

    Published July 1, 2015

    As I look over the monthly columns that I have written in the past twelve months, I realize that a fourth of them have been about racism. The latest public incident is the murders at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (Mother Emanuel) in Charleston, South Carolina. Mother Emanuel is another in a long tragic list of African American churches that have been bombed, burned, shot up, and defaced.

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    From Stated Clerk's Column

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