The Stated Clerk Nomination Committee (SCNC) has released the results of a recent survey designed to identify the qualities and characteristics needed in the next Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has demanded the end of a program called ATEP (Alien Transfer and Exit Program) because it is dangerous and separates families and friends during the removal process. The Stated Clerk has written a letter to officials at the Department of Homeland Security and Customs and Border Protection, which discusses the problems with the program and requests the program be ended.
The Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) sends a letter to the Obama Administration urging it to end programs that create partnerships with federal immigration agencies and local law enforcement agencies. The 220th General Assembly (2012) sided with immigrant communities and advocates that report an increase in racial profiling as well as an increase in distrust of local police by immigrant communities. Read the letter here. Learn more about Secure Communities here by National Immigration Law Center.
This is a quick listing of ministry ideas for churches to stay connected to their senior adults and involve members of all ages. All the ideas are screen free and easily adaptable to various settings.
As faith leaders, we can offer something unique in this time of grief and crisis. You don’t have to produce super engaging videos or daily content, just use your gifts to be present and authentic; use this time to focus on connection and community. Let’s face it, you are probably already doing this in some form or another. Here are some ideas to help you be present with your youth even when you are not physically with them.
Our 2013 Theme for Observing Domestic Violence Awareness is Stories of Hope and Restoration. Download the document to learn more.
Hope Presbyterian Church is a small church with a big heart and a desire to reach out and serve others. HPC had sent a team to Mississippi in 2007 to assist with the clean up after hurricane Katrina and in the fall of 2008 there was talk of undertaking a similar effort in 2009. We reviewed the listing of opportunities to volunteer published by the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Program and came to a general consensus that we would like to learn more about a relief effort to …
MIT School of Architecture and Planning Students fighting the evil twins Katrina and Rita, July 2006
This resource explores the impact of narrative leadership on ministry.
In light of the General Assembly mandate to increase racial ethnic membership in the PC(USA) by 20 percent by the year 2010, the National Black Presbyterian Caucus (NBPC) recognizes the critical necessity to take the lead in developing a Strategy for African-American Evangelism and Church Growth. In the document are strategies which we encourage presbyteries, synods and General Assembly offices to implement in order to ensure that the 1998 Racial Ethnic Immigrant evangelism Church Growth Strategy achieves the objective of increasing African-American membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)