In response to the National Racial Ethnic Ministries Task Force’s referral at the 221st General Assembly (2014), 40 participants selected from throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) gathered at Stony Point Conference Center in New York for a conference on race, ethnicity, racism and ethnocentricity.
The way Nathan Stucky sees it, our journey to God begins and ends with the dirt under our feet. Stucky, a former farmer from Kansas, is director of Princeton Theological Seminary’s 21-acre Farminary Project in Princeton, New Jersey, a place where seminarians dig deep to cultivate lessons of faith.
While the nation may focus on presidential politics in 2016, there is another contest on the same four-year cycle that captures the attention of many Presbyterians—the nomination and election of a Stated Clerk of the General Assembly to serve, in the words of the current job description, as chief ecclesiastical officer of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This June, the 222nd General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, will elect a Stated Clerk to succeed Gradye Parsons, who is not standing for another term.
According to Carol McDonald, retired Executive of the Synod of Lincoln Trails, and Moderator of the Stated Clerk Nomination Committee, the process of nominating a new Stated Clerk has gone smoothly, with the committee working diligently to discern what the church is seeking now in a new office holder. The nine-person committee, which was elected by the General Assembly in 2014 according to a formula stipulated by the General Assembly Manual, will bring directly to the floor the name of J. Herbert Nelson, Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Public Witness, to stand for election. Nelson will be challenged by one other candidate who made application and was considered by the committee, David Baker, Stated Clerk of Tampa Bay Presbytery. Nominations will occur on Sunday, June 19 and the election will take place on Friday, June 24.
The Rev. Carlton Rhoden has challenging responsibilities as pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Los Angeles. Long-time residents who have stayed in the inner city have witnessed an exodus of some people to the suburbs while an increase in crime, gang violence and drugs has made life difficult for those who remained behind. Still, the church takes its mission seriously: "Celebrating 110 years of God’s Grace Serving the Community with the Love of Jesus Christ."
A compilation of news submitted to Presbyterian News Service by Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seminaries including Auburn Theological Seminary, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Columbia Theological Seminary, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCormick Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, San Francisco Theological Seminary and Union Presbyterian Seminary; and other pertinent seminary news.
에큐메니컬 컨퍼런스가 이중직 사역(bi-vocational ministry)의 역동성을 탐구하다
토야 리차드, 커뮤니케이션 책임자 및 정서기 보조
St. Simons Island, Georgia—조지아 남부 대서양 해안을 따라 있는 황금 제도 중 가장 큰 섬에 위치한 리트릿 센터에서, 에큐메니컬 그룹의 이중직 목사들 및 교회 지도자들이 이중직 사역을 더 온전히 감당하고자 하는 노력의 일환으로 최근에 회복과 활기를 얻는 시간을 가졌다.
그들은 전문적 교회 리더십 (Professional Church Leadership)과, 미국 장로교와, UCC에 의해 후원을 받은 첫 “21세기의 이중직 사역 컨퍼런스”를 위해 모였다. St. Simons Island안의 Epworth By the Sea에서 열린 이틀 간의 행사는 전체 세션, 이중직 목사들 및 치리 기관 리더들을 위한 워크샵, 예배, 친교 및 휴식 시간으로 …
Esta declaración aborda las graves amenazas físicas que sufren las personas cristianas y
de otros grupos religiosos y étnicos dirigidos por actores estatales y no estatales en varias partes del mundo. Las atrocidades, masacres y actos de terrorismo son significativos en algunas partes de Asia, Medio Oriente y África, y los seguidores de otras religiones han sido maltratados en nuestro país y en Europa. A medida que seguimos escuchando la parábola del Buen Samaritano, y lo que dicen nuestros socios cristianos en todo el mundo, oramos por aquellas personas que se encuentran bajo políticas de amenaza y apoyamos a las …
El Reverendo David M. Baker esta objetando la nominacion del Reverendo Dr. J. Herbert Nelson para la posicion de Secretario Permanente de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.).
Baker, Secretario Permanente del Presbiterio de Tampa Bay, notifico al Comite de Nominaciones para Secretario Permanente (SCNC) de su intencion de objetar la nominacion del comite el 4 de mayo, fecha limite para objeciones y 45 dias antes de que empiece la 222a Asamblea General.
Baker fue una de las trece personas que completaron proceso de solicitud, haciéndole elegible para objetar la nominación del comité. El SCNC anunció el 19 de abril que …
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board approved at its April board meeting the Justice Committee’s recommendation that this summer’s 222nd General Assembly (2016) vote to approve the revised Churchwide Antiracism Policy—Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community—and associated recommendations.
Among the business being considered by the Committee on Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations at the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meeting June 18-25, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, is the final adoption of the Confession of Belhar.