The Office of Theology and Worship in the General Assembly Mission Council is accepting new applications in 2012 for two grant programs designed to help pastoral leaders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) form “communities of theological friendship.”
The Bible should be read “as if God was actually talking to us,” the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators (APCE) was told here at its annual gathering this week.
In October, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Mid-Council Commission, recommended the elimination of synods as ecclesiastical units of the church’s governing structure by 2016.
From Jan. 27-28, a commission of the National Reference Group of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Colombia visited the Caribbean region of Montes de María y San Onofre, where a pilot project of the program is planned to begin.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) is seeking young Christians from around the world to serve as stewards for the organization’s Central Committee meeting, Aug. 23-Sept. 7, in Crete, Greece.
As Egyptians gathered this week in Cairo’s Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of the “Egyptian Revolution,” nearby Jasr El Dobara church continued to be a bridge-builder between communities of faith.
As new students wandered onto the campus of Concordia Seminary last September, they were joined by another group of theological rookies ― mostly midcareer types ― joining the school’s program that allows students to train for the ministry online.
As the consultants, electricians, farmers and entrepreneurs in the Specific Ministry Pastor Program met up before reconnecting online from hundreds or thousands of miles away in the coming weeks, one student’s story truly rocked.
“I wasn’t working with the youth, but I noticed that as I was taking pictures at my church, kids were fascinated with my camera,” said photographer Leanna Creel, remembering the beginnings of Photopiece, which has become a program that helps teenagers share their stories with the world.
Representatives of a broad range of Christian churches and organizations met here from Jan. 14-19 to complete a report and make recommendations for significant advances toward Christian unity and inter-religious cooperation.
If there’s one thing the fractious Republican field agrees on, it’s that personal religious devotion is central to their campaign message.