This resource was originally published to place in the pews of a Presbyterian congregation. It discusses the purpose of each part of worship in language designed to help the ordinary worshiper as well as those interested in planning contemporary worship. The Office of Theology and Worship has put together resources for a mini-course on worship that can be used for Commissioned Ruling Elder education, study for worship ordination exams, elder education, and/or a Christian education course on worship. See the full collection of these resources.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) provides loans to church members who are students through a student loan program, a parent loan (for dependent students), a loan for theological education with debt forgiveness, and a continuing education loan for pastors. The loan programs are funded with donor restricted gifts and sustained by repayment. The Office of Financial Aid for Studies manages the lending process and directs the work of partners contracted to provide loan administration, billing, and default collection services.
A list of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) affiliated colleges and schools.
Use this fun children's activity in conjunction with the Presbyterian Giving Catalog curriculum for the Peace & Global Witness Offering.
This curriculum uses the imagery of a table of peace to connect the Presbyterian Giving Catalog with the Peace & Global Witness Offering for children in K-4th grade. Written by the Rev. Meg Rift, Director of Christian Education, Fair Oaks Presbyterian, Oak Park, Illinois
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Twenty centuries ago, "in the fullness of time," God sent Jesus the Christ. Now there is a special time in history-a season (kairos)- summoning the faith and obedience of God's people. For Christ has gathered and deployed his people around the earth, across political and economic lines, in places of powerfully protected affluence, and among the poorest of the poor. The body of Christ responds to the world's pain with empathy and anguish, one part for another, in our time. But we believe that these times, so full of peril and tragedy for the human family, present a special call …