As a church, it can be easy to feel lost and therefore not sent by the Holy Spirit. But the church isn’t lost — it’s being sent in a different direction, participants at the NEXT Church gathering here heard March 31.
The Rev. Jon Moore, a donor ministry professional with two decades of experience in funds development, philanthropy, and stewardship, has joined the Presbyterian Mission Agency as a mission engagement advisor.
The World Vision flip-flop reflects the struggle within evangelicalism over how to respond to a growing cultural, legal and even religious acceptance of homosexuality, particularly same-sex marriage.
The Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), joined heads of Jewish and Christian organizations and denominations in an unprecedented summit in New York City March 27 to discuss strategies to strengthen and maintain relationships even in the face of significant disagreements.
The gathering was the first to bring together these groups since a letter was sent on October 5, 2012 by Christian groups calling on Congress to investigate Israel’s use of U.S. military aid. During the meeting participants made a commitment to developing an effective and ongoing national dialogue of Christian and Jewish leaders.
News from the theological seminaries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
As mainline Protestant denominations continue decades of decline, one of the main institutions helping educate its leaders announced March 19 that it will shut its doors. Since it was founded four decades ago, the Virginia-based Alban Institute has guided mostly mainline congregations through consulting and publishing. Its founder and former president, the Rev. Loren Mead, became well-known for his speaking and writing about the future of U.S. denominations and was one of the first to predict denominational decline.
APRODEV, a Brussels-based association of European development agencies related to the World Council of Churches, has urged the European Union (EU) to develop a long-term strategy to reconnect Gaza to the West Bank.
On March 22 at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, a remembrance of the 1964 kneel-ins was held. More than 200 people from Second Presbyterian Church (SPC), Independent Presbyterian Church (IPC) and the participants of the 1964 kneel-in attended.
What could have been a simple night at the movies turned into a ministry that has affected hundreds of students in Shelby County, Kentucky.
The Rev. Pete Peery, president of the Montreat Conference Center, has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year.