“You may not know it,” the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty of the Presbyterian Foundation told “Leading Theologically” viewers during his Friday interview with the Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, the 11th president of Columbia Theological Seminary, “but you’re just received a mini seminar on what it means to be a seminary president.”
The Jesus call, “I was in prison, and you did not visit me,” is heard even in Pakistan, a Muslim country one-third the way around the world, where the sun rises nine hours earlier than it does in the Eastern Time Zone in the United States.
Four key leaders of the Presbytery of the North Coast in Colombia spent Sept. 7-15, in the Presbytery of the Miami Valley, working with representatives from the Ohio presbytery to strengthen and deepen long-standing relationships between the two presbyteries.
Your church’s members regularly write checks or give from their bank or credit card accounts. That’s great, but what if they could give in a smarter way that leaves more money for the church?
In July, the Rev. Bronwen Boswell was appointed Acting Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), following the retirement of the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II. In receiving that call, Boswell became the first woman Stated Clerk of the denomination.
When asked by the news service about her new role, Boswell said, “I am humbled and excited by this opportunity to serve the denomination in this way. It truly is a call, by COGA [Committee on the Office of the General Assembly] and the Holy Spirit.” Like many Presbyterian women before her, she has risen to a position of leadership within the faith though resilience, passion and the grace of God.
The Advisory Committee of the Presbyterian Hunger Program has agreed to award $1.1 million in grants to partners in the United States and around the world.
Leaders with Educate a Child, Transform the World held an online roundtable Wednesday imploring Presbyterians to protect public education and provide care and nurture for students, teachers, administrators, board members and school staff.
She’s only been on the job a few months, but the Rev. Bronwen Boswell, Acting Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), has been busy. A typical day is full of a series of online and in-person meetings, making statements on behalf of the denomination, and reaching out to colleagues across the church.
Boswell recently spoke about her new role, its significance, and what needs to be done before the 226th General Assembly next year.
The Al Amana Centre (AAC) in Oman was founded in 1987, but its roots date back to the country’s first Christian mission in the late 19th century. Its initial iteration was evangelistic ministry, but quickly grew into medical care to serve the common good and live out a Christian witness among non-Christian people and education. It was the only modern hospital in the middle eastern country at the time and remained the only modern medical provider in Oman for nearly 80 years.
Your church’s boiler gave up the ghost. The parking lot needs to be resurfaced. A tornado took off part of the church’s roof. Or maybe your session wants to help the community with low-income housing. All of these are candidates for a mini capital campaign, said John Clark, President of The James Company. His presentation, “What is a Thimble-Sized Capital Campaign?” was one of the workshops at Stewardship Kaleidoscope in Minneapolis Sept. 25-27. Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference on generosity and stewardship. It is sponsored by the Presbyterian Foundation.