A publication that seeks to understand the phenomenon of "professional misconduct through sexual abuse." Exactly what constitutes professional misconduct through sexual abuse? In the case of adults, why do pastors/counselors/supervisors become sexually involved with men and women in their congregations and workplaces? Where are the lines between an "ordinary" responsible relationship between two consenting adults, and "professional misconduct through sexual abuse?" Is the extent of the problem really so great?
Whether a church has long-established mission partnerships or is not engaged in any mission activity, the foundation of healthy mission work begins with healthy relationships within the church. As a new or seasoned pastor in your church, consider approaching congregational mission work in the same way you might approach cross-cultural mission.
It takes the efforts of many persons committed to diversity and inclusiveness to breathe “new life” into Committees on Representation (CORs).
If you’ve come upon this toolkit, you (or your congregation) are probably on a journey of learning. Our prayer for you is that you will find stories of inspiration and practical resources that will help you along the journey. May your path lead you to learn more about Islam, go deeper in your Christian faith and discover how God is calling you and your congregation into authentic and mutual relationships with Muslim brothers and sisters in your community and around the world. Download the "How to use this toolkit" page to help guide you through the various sections of the …
This informative resource suggests ways in which local congregations can support the Self-Development of People ministry to economically poor community groups.
Many congregations have had great fun and success incorporating the Presbyterian Giving Catalog into their worship and curriculum. Find resources and ideas here to get the whole church involved with the Peace & Global Witness Offering! Written by the Rev. Meg Rift, Director of Christian Education, Fair Oaks Presbyterian, Oak Park, Illinois
Written by Christine J. Hong, this article provides important information to assist in planning a fruitful interreligious worship service, celebration or gathering.
Part of the Christian-Muslim Relations mission toolkit, this document explains the basic tenets of Islam, including God (Allah), Angels and the Five Pillars of Practice. Text taken from Christians and Muslims in Dialogue: Facets of a Relationship.
Use this card as you pray for Mission Co-workers James & Jodi McGill. The card includes a photo of them and an overview of their work. Jim works with both the Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger (EERN) and the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan (PCOSS) in their clean water and sanitation programs. He works to ensure sustainability at the community and family levels and to make sure that the church is a strong presence in rural development. Jodi will be working in an EERN clinic in Niamey, Niger, assisting in the primary health care programs of the …
Use this card as you pray for Long Term Volunteers Jay and Nancy Adams. The card includes a photo and overview of their work. Jay and Nancy serve at Black Forest Academy (BFA), a school for children of people serving in mission. The parents of BFA students work in approximately 50 countries and represent more than 25 mission agencies and denominations, including the Presbyterian Church (USA). Nancy teaches English to high school students, and Jay is a senior administrator.