The 1980 foundational document that called for the establishment of a churchwide peacemaking emphasis.
A 2008 survey asked Presbyterians about their volunteering activities. Here are some key findings.
- from the April 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
Some months ago I examined the long-term slide in membership numbers within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Despite these steady net losses, donations from individuals to congregations actually increased over the same period, even after accounting for inflation.
- from the May 2009 edition of Presbyterians Today magazine.
This resolution adopted by the 211th General Assembly (1999) affirms the need for international judicial mechanisms for the administration of justice capable of addressing major categories of crime with consistent application for all countries. It calls upon all governments to be diligent in the conduct of affairs, preventing those acts that might constitute offenses of international character as defined by law, holding their own citizens accountable.
To help the Presbyterian Committee on Congregational Song as it works toward the development of a new hymnal, Research Services surveyed a sample of pastors, music leaders, and members in congregations using the current denominational hymnal.
- from the July/August 2009 edition of Presbyterians Today magazine.
In a previous column I examined how births (and their absence) have affected membership size in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It’s time to give the other end of the life cycle its due.
- from the September 2009 edition of Presbyterians Today magazine.
Results from a late 2008 survey provide a recent snapshot of Presbyterian opinion on homosexuality and ordination.
- from the October 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
The number of Presbyterians has been declining slowly but steadily in recent decades. Let’s look at concurrent changes in the number and size of congregations.
- from the November 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
When do Presbyterians worship? The stereotype is 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. While there is some truth to that, it doesn’t tell the whole story.
- from the December 2009 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.
Some people are bothered when our surveys ask about their political preference or other social characteristics. We’re a church, right? Why ask about something unrelated to religious belief or practice? The answer, as these results show, is that it is impossible to separate faith from other aspects that make us who we are.
-from the January/February 2010 issue of Presbyterians Today magazine.