Church leaders and Christian educators engage in new curriculum from PC(USA)
Publisher sees positive sales and response as curriculum debuts at Disciple-Making Church Conference
February 16, 2013
Engage, a new curriculum based on the well-loved Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) program of the same name, is being celebrated by church leaders and Christian educators looking to build disciples in their congregations.
First unveiled at the Disciple-Making Church Conference in January in St. Pete Beach, Florida, sales of Engage: Gospel—the first of three resources in the Engage curriculum line—exceeded expectations. Scores of conference-goers purchased the new curriculum resource to use in their churches. Feedback from those in attendance was encouraging, as well.
“Through this Engage curriculum, pastors will be able to make the Engage materials [available from the Office of Evangelism, PC(USA)] more understandable and accessible to the wider church. Thank you,” said George Goodrich, presbytery executive, Yellowstone Presbytery.
“It’s good stuff. We’ve needed something like this kind of material,” said another conference attendee.
Engage was also a big hit at the APCE Annual Event last week in Orlando, Florida, where Christian educators flocked to the Presbyterian Bookstore to pick it up.
“People are pleased to have a denominational curriculum that is based around telling our faith stories,” said Ray Jones, coordinator for evangelism. “They spoke of having these ‘aha’ moments of realizing that they can share their faith stories and help others share them, too.”
Developed in partnership with the Office of Evangelism, PC(USA), and Congregational Ministries Publishing, each seven-session curriculum resource—Engage: Gospel, Engage: Discipleship, and Engage: Mission—inspires a journey of prayer and faith-sharing, equips members to live out and share their growing faith, and connects the church with its community.
Engage: Gospel is available for purchase at store.pcusa.org or by calling the Presbyterian Distribution Service at (800) 524-2612. Engage: Discipleship will be available in June 2013, followed by Engage: Mission at a later date.
Learn more about Engage at pcusa.org/engage.
Participant’s Book: 912004, $4.95
Leader’s Guide: 912003, $8.95