Tracing centuries of shared values tempered by tensions, historian the Rev. Beth Hessel on Friday showed members of the Way Forward Committee that this isn’t the first time Presbyterians have worked to realign how they’re governed.
Leadership implies movement and change. People who have no desire to go anywhere usually do not need a leader; they will be most happy with someone who functions as a guardian or custodian. Leaders, on the other hand, are heading for a destination and want to take others with them. They see things that could be and are drawn to put their energies into galvanizing others in order to make those visions realities.
The Office of the General Assembly (OGA) is looking for 200 good men and women with a keen eye and ear for what happens in committee meetings. Process Observers will be sitting in on the 12 assembly committees, not to participate, but to measure who participates and when.
리더십은이동과변화를의미합니다. 어디로든움직일의사가없는사람들은일반적으로지도자가필요하지않습니다. 그들에겐안내자또는관리자로기능하는사람들과함께함이제일만족스러울것입니다. 반면에지도자들은목적지로향하고있으며다른사람들을데려가고싶어합니다. 그들은그러한비전을현실로만들기위해자신의힘을다른사람들을자극하기위해행할수있는시각으로바라봅니다.
El liderazgo implica movimiento y cambio. Las personas que no desean avanzar generalmente no necesitan liderazgo; estarán más felices con alguien que funcione como guardián o custodio. Por otro lado, los/as líderes se dirigen a una meta y quieren llevar a otras personas con ellas. Ven cosas que podrían hacer y se sienten atraídos/as a poner sus energías en galvanizar a otras personas para hacer realidad esas visiones.
You won’t go to India to do something an Indian cannot do,” the Rev. Thomas John told me. He was the site coordinator for the Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program in India, and I was a college senior, interviewing to serve as a YAV on the other side of the globe. I don’t think I had any delusions of single-handedly transforming the world, but I was surely guided by a desire to help, to contribute, to be of service. That was in 2002. Today I serve as site coordinator for the YAV program in Colombia, and I encounter those same motivations again and again in current applicants.
Westminster John Knox Press is pleased to announce the release of 'The Baptism of Your Child: A Book for Presbyterian Families.' There are few occasions more joyous than the presentation of a new baby or small child for baptism.
The 223rd General Assembly is just days away from officially opening in St. Louis. Thousands of Presbyterians will spend eight days in meetings, worship, tours and advocacy. The Office of the General Assembly (OGA), along with other agencies and vendors, will be working to reduce the carbon footprint during that time.
When racially insensitive photos surfaced at Cal Poly University in April, Front Porch, a coffeehouse and 1001 worshiping community in San Luis Obispo, California, began to engage students — the majority of whom were disgusted by what they saw.
Investments can do well – the Presbyterian Foundation believes – and do good at the same time. Through practices of impact investing, corporate engagement, and use of positive and negative screens, the Foundation seeks to manage all aspects of the funds entrusted to them in accordance with God’s call for faithful stewardship.