Doug facilitates relationships between PC(USA) congregations and the church’s mission partners in Israel and Palestine, and he resources Presbyterian groups who visit the region. He cultivates connections that encourage Middle Eastern Christians and inspire U.S. Presbyterians. Following the Prince of Peace, Christians in the Middle East work tirelessly for reconciliation and render valuable service to people of all faiths. In his role, Doug says he strives to express the broader Christian calling to “employ the unique gifts, talents, and skills that we possess to further God’s reign here on earth.” He draws strength from the Presbyterian commitment to “Christ’s ministries …
I work to accompany the leaders and people of the Presbyterian Church of Honduras as they participate in theological education and organizational development as a relatively new denomination in a country riven with violence and poverty. I think of myself as a chaplain, listening reflectively and actively. I don’t often teach, but I walk with those who are learning. I don’t lead, but I am a friend to those who do. I seek to be a pastoral presence to the leaders of a church striving to be a light in darkness, a city on a hill.
2017-2018 Biblical Witness to Peacemaking
This guide will walk you through sharing available materials and some effective ways to participate in and celebrate the Christmas Joy Offering. We encourage you to add your own ideas, creativity, and enthusiasm to help increase awareness and giving in your congregation.
Tragically, after surviving decades of civil war and achieving independence, South Sudan continues to endure cycles of ethnic, political and resource-based conflict. This violence, however, does not reflect the hearts of the masses who long for a peaceful future for their children. While South Sudanese work diligently to address these issues, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Reformed Church in America have joined their efforts by sending Reverends Nancy & Shelvis Smith-Mather. Shelvis is the Principal of the RECONCILE Peace Institute(RPI). The RPI equips leaders to initiate sustainable peace in places of high conflict and trauma. Nancy is the Project …
This reproducible promotional brochure describes the 2018 Presbyterian Peacemaking Program conference, "Mosaic of Peace – Witnessing for Peace and Wholeness in a Land Called Holy.” The conference takes place in Israel and Palestine from April 29 – May 12, 2018, visiting three areas – Jerusalem for 4 nights, Bethlehem for 4 nights and Galilee for 3 nights. The brochure provides some details and photos from previous conferences in 2014 and 2016, and directs individuals to the conference webpages for additional resources and an online application form.
Creative and interactive ideas for types of prayers and prayer activities to do with youth.
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