Why Choose the PC(USA)

Some congregations are wrestling with whether or not to maintain their connection to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Here are just a few of the many reasons for them to choose to remain within the denomination. ►See also Why I Belong

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  1. Richard, you may be right about this. If you look at generational data with respect to views about faithful sexuality, we clearly see a difference between Christian millennials and those their parents' age. Thanks for your comment.

    by Chip Hardwick

    September 17, 2015

  2. Every generation see a major shift in the human situation... perhaps this issue is ours...

    by Richard B. Smith

    September 17, 2015

  3. Glad it was helpful, Mateen.

    by Charles Wiley

    September 3, 2013

  4. Thank you, Charles. That does make sense. I had wondered why there was an April 2013 date attached to this document somewhere, but an August public "debut" on this website. I hope this piece contributes positively to the difficult discernment process many are going through.

    by Mateen

    September 3, 2013

  5. Mateen, Good to hear from you. Thanks for your comment, and your interest in the attached document. The staff of the Presbyterian Mission Agency developed this document upon the request of members, teaching, and ruling elders of local churches which are considering whether or not to remain within the denomination. We had until recently been circulating it as requested but recently decided it would also be helpful to publicize it more broadly. That make sense? Charles

    by Charles Wiley

    August 29, 2013

  6. This is the first time I've seen this appeal from the PMA. When did it go public? Why hasn't it received more attention within the denomination?

    by Mateen Elass

    August 26, 2013

  7. Nestor, We are happy to hear from you and the ministry that you are engaged in. We will be praying for God to bless and continue to open doors for you. The Presbyterian Church has churches all over the world that are available to support ministries like yours. You may contact a Presbyterian Church in your country so that they can help you with your request since we service ministries within the US. Please contact us if you have further questions. God bless you!

    by Jomaris DeJesus

    August 15, 2013

  8. I am just wondering if there is a possibility that our organization be a member of PC(USA). As I am reading some information of your denomination, I have found some similarity of ministry especially in community development program. Our organization, International Ministries of Partners Alliance (IMPACT) is registered under the Phils. government Security and Exchange Commission. I have included here some information that I hope will bring intereswt to your organization as we seek partnership in building the kingdom of God. Our VISION : TRANSFORMED COMMUNITIES INTO EMPOWERED DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST MISSION: IMPACT Ministry works in partnership with people of faith and different communities to end poverty and injustices by transforming community lives through holistic human development program and services. CORPORATE VALUES: 1. Christian Integrity 2. Christ-centered ministry 3. Respect for one another’s talents and giftings 4. Continuous Education 5. Excellence 3 YEAR STRATEGIC GOALS (2013-2016) 1. Organization - Organizational effectiveness and efficiency . Systems and procedures in place that will enhance IMPACT management of resources and overall image. 2. Partnership – Building relationship and sharing life-changing testimonies. Empowering programs and services that will uphold every church pastors and leaders as instruments in expanding the kingdom of God through partnership with other Christian organizations and churches. 3. Leadership Training and Capacity Building – Sharing skills and gifting to enhance others. IMPACT will be recognized as an efficient mission organization that is able to provide excellent ministry and trainings as a reflection of our calling 4. Financial Support and Fund Raising – Creating access to financial resources to support community evangelism and development as a means for church planting ministry. Ensuring the funding are maximized towards greater impact to the community we are serving. 5. Community Transformation. – Helping to improve other people’s lives. To HEAL communities is the major objective of IMPACT. H- Health, E- Evangelism, A- Assistance, L- Leadership and training.

    by Rev. Nestor S. Flores

    August 14, 2013