Publications and periodicals

  • What if you are a new pastor in a new community?

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) provides help for new pastors confronting domestic violence situations in a congregation.

  • What if you visit an elderly member and see signs of abuse?

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) provides this resource for pastors. The indicators of elder abuse are similar to those for spousal/partner abuse and child abuse. In addition to physical, sexual, emotional or psychological and financial abuse, there is one other aspect of elder abuse. Elder abuse may also involve neglect — passive, active or self-neglect.

  • What if your congregation discovered a church officer was charged with domestic violence?

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) provides this resource.

    What if members and leaders of a congregation discovered that an ordained church officer (pastors, elder or deacon) was charged with domestic violence in his or her family? What are the issues that need to be worked through and addressed by the community of faith?

  • What it means to be a center accredited by the Ministry Development Council.

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    If you partner with or use a Ministry Development Council accredited center, you can be assured of the following:

    • Commitment to a mission
    • Specially qualified personnel
    • Procedures of the highest quality
    • Wide range of services offered
    • Close working relationship with church bodies
    • Advantages of being part of a network
  • What’s in it for the PC(USA)?

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyOffice of Public Witness

    An analysis of the newly enacted Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

    The new health care law enacted by Congress, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, will have profound impacts on the lives of people living in the United States. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), grounded in our biblical tradition of love-of-neighbor, advocated that certain principles be encompassed in this new bill.

  • Why should male ministers preach on domestic violence?

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    by the Rev. Kevin Fredericks, Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain, N.C., Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Leadership Team

    For years many church leaders have operated from the basic orientation that Domestic Violence is a women's issue. Within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the issue emerged through the Office of Women's Ministry. In a rather subtle and dismissive way church male leadership has frequently assumed that within our denomination there are women specialists who address the cases of domestic violence that emerge from time to time around the denomination. In so doing, we make the ...

  • Wineskins Letter

    From Office of the General AssemblyOffice of Governing Body Relations

    The New Wineskins Association of Churches has raised significant questions about the faith and mission of the church that every Presbyterian should take seriously. NWAC has presented its case in A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: Report of the Strategy Team of the New Wineskins Association of Churches. Unfortunately, in advancing their case New Wineskins has presented the positions of the PCUSA inaccurately. As they consider the analysis of NWAC, all Presbyterians deserve to know the defined positions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

  • Winter 2011 POINT Network News

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPOINT

    This issue includes more information about POINT 2012, notes from Marcus Borg’s presentation at the Western Christian Educators Conference, and the event schedule for the first quarter of 2012.

  • Winter 2012 POINT Network News

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPOINT

    This newsletter includes information about the newly named Presbyterian Mission Agency (formerly the General Assembly Mission Council) and tips for navigating Agency websites for ministry tools. Find information about two new titles in the Being Reformed series and the 2013 Lenten study, Living into Lent, by Donald K. McKim.

  • Wish list for Central American Evangelical Center for Pastoral Studies

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterians at work around the world

    The Biblical and Theological Training program of Central American Evangelical Center for Pastoral Studies (CEDEPCA) invites you to join us in providing alternative theological education to women and men in an ecumenical setting. We are committed to providing a high-quality theological education that is accessible to people of limited economic means. This wish list details what your gift can provide.

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