A new Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding study for adults, published by Congregational Ministries Publishing, explores the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) initiative of 1001 new worshiping communities.

The PMA initiative to establish 1001 new worshiping communities is an expression of the church’s response to challenges and opportunities of our present day—social and cultural shifts that demand our best thinking about how to proclaim the gospel of Christ in changing contexts. This study provides practical thought and suggestions for action toward understanding and establishing new worshiping communities today.

Written by Roger Dermody, deputy executive director for mission, PMA, 1001 Worshiping Communities is part of a Being Reformed series focused on the mission directional goals of the PMA. These directional goals will further the agency's mission, approved by the 221th General Assembly, to inspire, equip, and connect the PC(USA) and its many expressions to serve Christ in the world through new and existing worshiping communities of faith, hope, love, and witness.

1001 Worshiping Communities is available in paperback at pcusastore.com, and in user friendly e-reader format for iBooks. Receive free shipping on all curriculum purchases over $25 now through October 31, 2014.

Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding is a series of biblically based studies that provides adults with a foundational understanding of the Reformed faith. Each six-session study—written by well-known and respected scholars—features Scripture, prayer, in-depth commentary, and questions for reflection. Each study addresses its subject from a Reformed theological perspective.