The Sabbath Practices Ministry Kit for Youth looks at how to engage each of the essential practices (Hospitality, Prayer, Service, Storytelling and Retreat) with the youth in your life. Each practice section includes things to consider and ways to engage. A list of suggested resources is included as well.
As the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) seeks to increase its diversity and expand its ministries to racial, ethnic, and cultural minorities, we find that increasing numbers of immigrant workers are present in our midst. Our friendship with these neighbors can become a window to a deeper realization of the cruelties and vulnerabilities many immigrants experience in the U.S. The church is called to witness to the reconciliation that Christ brings to the world. It is no cheap covering over?of divisions and differences. Instead, reconciliation points?to a dynamic unity of richly diverse humankind in which justice is established and each one is …
A sampling of presbytery processes of examining candidates and ministers.
This adult lesson plan can be used in a variety of educational settings. Participants will learn about how the Presbyterian Church (USA) engages in poverty eradication through the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP). SDOP seeks to form partnerships with groups of economically poor people seeking to engage in community initiated and led projects that will directly benefit them. Our hope is that your involvement in this lesson will lead to your further engagement in our collective efforts to eradicate poverty and make God’s community livable for all.
The 204th General Assembly (1992) adopted these Guidelines for its own life and provided them as a tool to congregations and other bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to use in times of conflict and disagreement. The Guidelines offer clear, simple suggestions for dealing with differences, transforming them into opportunities for growth, grace and understanding. Though the use of these Guidelines cannot prevent conflict from happening, they will engender an open, helpful, constructive climate where differences can be spoken in love and heard with understanding.
제 204차 총회(1992)는 총회 자체를 위해서 본 지침서를 채택했을 뿐 아니라, 미국장로교 교회나 산하기관에서도 갈등과 불일치가 일어날 때 사용하도록 했다. 이 지침은 서로 다름을 성장과 은혜와 이해의 기회로 바꾸는 방식을 단순명료하게 보여주고 있다. 이 지침을 사용한다고 해서 갈등 발생 자체를 막을 수는 없다. 하지만, 개방적이고 유용하며 건설적인 분위기를 형성하여, 사랑 안에서 차이점을 이야기하고 서로 다름을 이해하도록 노력하게 될 것이다.
La 204ª Asamblea General (1992) adoptó las normas para su propia vida y presentó este recurso a las congregaciones y otros grupos de la Iglesia Presbiteriana para ayudarles a manejar los conflictos y desacuerdos cuando ocurren. Las normas ofrecen sugerencias claras y simples para lidiar con las diferencias, transformándolas en oportunidades de crecimiento, gracia y comprensión. Aunque el uso de estas normas no puede evitar que se produzcan conflictos, generarán un clima abierto, útil y constructivo, donde las diferencias se pueden conversar con amor y escuchar con comprensión.
In 1952, the PCUSA Assembly urged a ". . . greater emphasis upon free collective bargaining in labor-management relations," and that Presbyterians ". . . participate more actively in management organizations and labor unions as an expression of Christian vocation. . ." (PCUSA, 1952, p. 204). The first statement of the PCUS on work in the postwar period came in 1953 when its General Assembly directed that ". . . churches undertake the responsibility of impressing men, women and young people of the value and significance of daily work as Christian vocation . . ." (PCUS, 1953, p. 92). Meanwhile, …
Report of the Presbyteries’ Cooperative Committee on Examinations for Candidates, to the 218th General Assembly (2008)
Appendices to the September 2011 GAMC meeting