by the Rev. Kevin Fredericks, Black Mountain Presbyterian Church, Black Mountain, N.C., Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) Leadership TeamFor years many church leaders have operated from the basic orientation that Domestic Violence is a women's issue. Within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the issue emerged through the Office of Women's Ministry. In a rather subtle and dismissive way church male leadership has frequently assumed that within our denomination there are women specialists who address the cases of domestic violence that emerge from time to time around the denomination. In so doing, we make the assumption that family violence is …
The New Wineskins Association of Churches has raised significant questions about the faith and mission of the church that every Presbyterian should take seriously. NWAC has presented its case in A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven: Report of the Strategy Team of the New Wineskins Association of Churches. Unfortunately, in advancing their case New Wineskins has presented the positions of the PCUSA inaccurately. As they consider the analysis of NWAC, all Presbyterians deserve to know the defined positions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
William H. Sheppard, a Presbyterian minister and graduate of what is now Stillman College, was one of the earliest African American missionaries appointed by Presbyterians in the Southern United States. With Samuel N. Lapsley, a white minister from Alabama, Sheppard ventured into remote regions of Congo’s Kasai province. They set about learning the language and gaining the trust of the people. It was several years before they had their first convert. Read their story in this resource reproduced courtesy of Presbyterians Today magazine.
This pamphlet provides the basic framework for leading a workshop for Presbyterian Women treasurers in the congregation in your presbytery. It delineates the major points to be covered and contains activities and a list of resources that will be useful to you in planning and leading the workshop. (Revised 2007)
This webinar, held on December 1, 2010, (World AIDS Day) focused on how congregations are engaged or can become engaged nationally or internationally regarding HIV and AIDS issues. The three panelists brought a wide variety of experiences and provided an overview of AIDS issues, addressing challenges the church faces regarding AIDS and sharing ways that you can become involved.
Delegates of the World Council of Churches (WCC), representing 345 churches and some 560 million Christians around the world, chose a simple prayer as the theme for the WCC’s 10th Assembly: “God of life, lead us to justice and peace.”
This publication offers information about the slate of delegates representing the PC(USA) at the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).
이 시험은 공동 예배 및 성례전의 의미와 목적, 규례서와 신앙 고백서에 대한 친숙함, 그리고 그것들이 예배 공동체의 삶에 어떻게 적용되는지에 대한 후보생의 이해를 평가해 줍니다.
“Worshiping God Together” is a guide to the Service for the Lord’s Day for children and their parents. Written in a simple, accessible style, it seeks to teach what we do in worship and why. The guide includes relevant verses from the psalms, a Litany for the Presentation of Sacred Symbols (Bible, candle, plate, cup, etc.), and a Great Thanksgiving in child-friendly language.