Finding the right individual to lead a church can be a daunting task. Persons seeking a call want to ensure they go where God is calling them. It’s a process that can take months. In this week’s OGA In Focus, Manuel Silva-Esterrich, OGA’s manager of Call Process Support, shares how his job helps bring clarity to churches looking to fill vacancies as well as those seeking a place to serve.
U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, one of 11 Presbyterians in the Senate, spent an hour with the Rev. Jim Wallis Tuesday talking about how his faith has helped carry him this far. Listen to his conversation with Wallis, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Faith + Justice, by going here. Coons appeared as part of the Center of Faith + Justice’s “Higher Calling” series.
The Matthew 25 ethos was instrumental to St. Andrew Presbyterian Church's plans for its new facility on the outskirts of Iowa City, Iowa.
By way of photo submission, Presbyterians are invited to tell the world the ways their church, worshiping community, mid council or organization is carrying out the Matthew 25 Invitation.
Ghost Ranch Education & Retreat Center, related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has announced the appointment of David Evans as chief executive officer beginning Jan. 15, 2024.
“We have to be about the business of taking care of young people. It can’t be all about just us here within the church confines. It’s got to be about other people,” said the Rev. Dr. Ralph Galloway, co-pastor of Liberty Community Church.
The ‘Revolutionary Pastor,’ John A. Mackay, and the National Black Presbyterian Caucus
The Rt. Rev. Sally Foster-Fulton, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, took her turn in front of the “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast” microphone earlier this month, chatting with hosts Simon Doong and the Rev. Lee Catoe about some of the ways the “Mother Church” and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are similar and yet different.
Ahead of the Jan. 16, 2024 publication of their Westminster John Knox Press book “Wounded Pastors: Navigating Burnout, Finding Healing and Discerning the Future of Your Minister,” authors the Rev. Carol Howard and the Rev. Dr. James Fenimore told the hosts of the podcast “A Matter of Faith: A Presby Podcast” earlier this month that one helpful step congregations can take to help ease the anxiety present in many congregations is to stop blaming their pastors for not doing enough.
With Black Friday sales starting earlier and earlier as retailers seek to drive consumers into a holiday shopping frenzy, the Church is called now more than ever to assert its countercultural witness.