In light of the General Assembly mandate to increase racial ethnic membership in the PC(USA) by 20 percent by the year 2010, the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC) recognizes the critical necessity to take the lead in developing a Strategy for African-American Evangelism and Church Growth. In the document are strategies which we encourage presbyteries, synods and General Assembly offices to implement in order to ensure that the 1998 Racial Ethnic Immigrant evangelism Church Growth Strategy achieves the objective of increasing African-American membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
This resource is a reflection on many aspects of interfaith relations from the churches of the World Council of Churches.
Toward a 21st Century Black Presbyterian church growth strategy
A focus paper addressing issues for prayer, study and action by Blacks in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presented by the Black Presbyterian Church Growth Committee at the request of the National Black Presbyterian Caucus and the Office of African American Congregational Support
A paper addressing African-American issues for discussion within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Presented by African-American Presbyterians for Prayer, Study, and Action
This resource includes a number of ground rules and suggestions for productive discussion of Israeli-Palestinian issues, created by Jewish and Christian colleagues.
The visioning and planning process in this booklet is intended to motivate and help church leaders get started in the process of developing a vision and plan for growth of their congregation, provide a few resource papers to increase the effectiveness of ministries in African-American churches/communities and encourage leaders to make a deeper commitment to spiritual growth. This booklet will also help the church to meet the challenge of reaching the unchurched and minister to many different racial and ethnic groups in the new millennium.
This article, which appeared in the October 2008 issue of DisciplesWorld, explains how to handle problems when discussing faith traditions.
The 199th General Assembly adopted this document in 1987. It contains helpful perspectives on Islam and Presbyterian-Muslim relations.
This document was commended to the church for study by the 199th General Assembly (1987).
This document offers insights both for those already engaged in interfaith relations and those who wish to develop them. It is an addition to the Study Resource commended to UCC churches for study and reflection by the General Synod in 2003.