In the midst of denomination-wide dialogue about the future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) churchwide special offerings, majorities of Presbyterians believe that six of the activities currently funded by the offerings are important for the PC(USA) to engage in.
While Presbyterians are open to various changes in the offerings, they aren’t sure about funding a new cause or regularly receiving letters or e-mail requests to contribute to the offerings.
These are among findings from the May 2011 Presbyterian Panel survey on special offerings.
The PC(USA) has four churchwide special offerings that help fund local, regional ...
The General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) announced today a new grant designed to support the teaching of the Bible at Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges.
The John C. Martin Award – created by a partnership between the Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women ministry area and the Office of Vocation – will provide funding for new programs, or new aspects to existing programs, for teaching the Bible.
The year 2012 marks the 175th anniversary of Presbyterian World Mission. On July 4, at the commissioning ceremony for new mission workers at the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that anniversary will be recognized.
It’s no secret that today’s news is often filled with reports of war, violence or the threat of both. These stories are so pervasive that even children can often readily describe it. But when asked to describe peace, the answer can be more challenging.
Jamaican authorities are going all out to achieve environmental sustainability as one way of minimizing the expected impacts of climate change on the local biodiversity.
The Bible is by far the most translated book in history. Portions of the Old and New Testaments have been translated into more than 2,500 languages. According to United Bible Societies, the complete Bible has been rendered into 469 tongues as of 2010.
Add Inuktitut to that list
After years of preparation, a new Christian denomination will be formed this week in France when two synods meet in the eastern town of Belfort, a location historically important in the growth of Protestantism.
Presbyterian World Mission is reshaping itself to become more responsive to global partners and U.S. Presbyterians and more supportive of our mission personnel.
Presbyterians are divided on whether same-sex marriage should be allowed. According to results from the February 2012 Presbyterian Panel survey more members and ruling elders are opposed to same-sex marriage than in favor, while more teaching elders are in favor rather than opposed.
Around one-half of members (51 percent) and ruling elders (48 percent) oppose same-sex marriage, while more than one in three are in favor (34 percent; 38 percent); the rest are not sure.
Among teaching elders, half of pastors (49 percent) and six in ten specialized ministers (61 percent) support same-sex marriage, while 41 percent and 28 percent ...
Two synods in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are doing their best to address a burning question plaguing the denomination and greater church alike.
“How are we to respond with the gospel in the 21st century when we have a church that is largely functioning out of a cultural context that no longer exists?” asked the Rev. Bob Conover, executive presbyter and stated clerk of the Presbytery of the Redwoods. “This is the only question before the church these days.”