Questions around the selection of Scripture for the Winter 2023 Bible Exegesis Exam have been the center of conversation in Louisville this week as the Presbyteries’ Cooperative Committee on Examinations for Candidates (PCC) has been holding its annual meeting. During its Thursday plenary, committee members drafted and approved a statement to be added to the registration process recommending that pastors, Committees on Preparation for Ministry (CPM), and presbyteries ensure that systems of support and care are available to candidates taking exams as well as those called to be pastors.
Heather McTeer Toney, Vice President for Community Engagement with the Environmental Defense Fund, opened the Just Creation conference at Columbia Theological Seminary Thursday by diving into Psalm 24:1-2, a favorite passage among those advocating for and working at Creation care: “The Earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it, for [God] has founded it on the seas and established it on the rivers.”
Reporting from the United Nations and the nearby Church Center for the United Nations during the 67th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the people behind Being Matthew 25 brought the monthly series to its conclusion Thursday with a wide-ranging report featuring both #CSW67 organizers and Presbyterian participants. Click on the link above to watch the 31-minute broadcast hosted by the Rev. DeEtte Decker, Director of Communications for the Presbyterian Mission Agency.
Immigrating to the United States is a lengthy, complicated process and many people coming into this country are not prepared for everything they have to face. That’s where the Office of Immigration Issues in the Office of the General Assembly can help.
The Rev. Dr. Aimee Moiso, associate director of the Louisville Institute, clearly derives great joy just by showing up for work each morning.
Too often Congress is a place of sanctimony and not sanctity. But Amanda Craft of the PC(USA) Office of Immigration Issues recalled a visit this month to Capitol Hill when “the Holy Spirit was moving among us,” bringing advocates for just immigration policies together with lawmakers.
April 1 is the early bird deadline to register for the 2023 UKirk Collegiate Ministries Association National Gathering.
제가 임시 목사로서 이 교회에서 사역을 시작했을 때, 한 달에 한 번 설교하는 것이 처음 계약 내용이었습니다. 한동안 교회에는 목회자가 없었기 때문에 사람들은 다양한 목회자가 설교하는 것에 익숙해져 있었습니다. 회중과 연결되어 있는 다양한 문화권의 목회자 뿐 아니라, 사역장로도 때때로 설교를 했습니다. 저는 이를 회중이 설교단에서 다른 목소리, 다른 관점, 성경에 대한 다른 해석, 다른 언어를 들을 수 있는 기회, 즉 '설교의 축제'라고 생각하고 싶습니다.
Cuando comencé mi ministerio con la congregación donde sirvo como pastora temporal, mi contrato inicial incluía predicar un domingo al mes. La iglesia, debido a que había estado sin personal pastoral por algún tiempo, se había acostumbrado a escuchar muchas voces diferentes desde el púlpito. Además, había muchas pastoras y pastoras de diferentes culturas que eran parte de la congregación de una manera u otra que predicaban, y también algunos ancianos y ancianas gobernantes que también predicaban de vez en cuando.
When I began my ministry with the congregation where I serve as a temporary pastor, my initial contract included preaching one Sunday a month. Because the church had been without a pastor for some time, they grew accustomed to listening to many different voices from the pulpit. In addition to multiple pastors from a variety of cultures, who were connected to the congregation in some way or another, ruling elders also preached from time to time.