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1,001 new worshiping communities
The PC(USA) is part of a life-giving movement, giving birth to more than 1,001 new worshiping communities. Learn more.
Compassion, Peace, and Justice
Sara Lisherness, Director
The Compassion, Peace, and Justice ministry area helps Presbyterians respond to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people, address injustice in all areas of life and advocate for peaceful solutions to conflict. This ministry area also provides disaster relief, direct service, capacity building and development assistance to marginalized communities nationally and around the world. Learn about the program areas in Compassion, Peace, and Justice
Evangelism and Church Growth
Eric Hoey, Director
The Evangelism and Church Growth ministry area helps congregations through middle governing bodies partner with the Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s redemptive plan through faith in Jesus Christ. The ministry staff desires to see the PC(USA) become a turnaround denomination. This is accomplished through:
1) Igniting a passion for Jesus;
2) Inspiring the church to be the church;
3) Equipping leaders for the 21st century.
Learn about the program areas in Evangelism and Church Growth
Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women
Rhashell Hunter, Director
The Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women ministry area equips racial ethnic congregations, develops Presbyterian communities of faith that reflect our multicultural society, builds leaders of every race and gender, and works for racial and gender justice. Learn about the program areas in Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women
Theology, Worship, and Education
ChIP HARDWICK, Director
The Theology, Worship, and Education ministry area contributes to the formation of communities of discipleship through education in the faith and faithfulness of the whole church; paying sustained attention to the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit. This ministry area develops educational materials, worship resources, leader development programs and theological studies that support the church’s faith and life. Learn about the program areas in Theology, Worship, and Education
Hunter Farrell, Director
World Mission helps Presbyterians offer a witness to Jesus Christ in today’s world by sending mission personnel to face the challenges of evangelizing and continuing the historic emphasis of the Church. In collaboration with U.S. Presbyterians and global partners, World Mission inspires, equips and connects communities of mission practice to engage in God’s mission: to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, help the most vulnerable—women and children, and promote reconciliation within cultures of violence. Learn about the program areas in World Mission
Celebrating and supporting our Presbyterian seminaries
September 11, 2014
Greetings to members of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, mid council executives, and friends,
As countless students everywhere face the joys and challenges of a new academic year, I am reminded that higher education is the oldest form of Presbyterian mission beyond the congregation.
“Wherever the Reformed community went,” John Leith writes in his Introduction to the Reformed Tradition, “it established schools alongside the churches not only to teach the Bible or to teach reading and other skills to study the Bible but also to teach the whole range of liberal arts in order to liberate the human spirit.”Continue reading
2014 Tumekutana: Freedom in ChristContinue reading
Witness and resilience... Two days after the "Black Wednesday" arson attacks on Christian churches, Bible bookstores, orphanages and homes in Upper Egypt, the Evangelical Church in Millawi was hit by radical Islamists.Continue reading
Diversity and the goodness of God
Sterling Morse | bible Explorations
God proclaims creation and all of its diversity good. | Read: Genesis 1
At the very end of the first chapter of Genesis, when God had created everything, from the skies to the fish in the sea, it is written, “God saw everything that God had made, and indeed, it was very good” (1:31 alt.). Genesis makes clear that diversity is important to God, a blessing that God has bestowed upon all creation. That’s counterintuitive for some of us—we who may often think of diversity as a challenge ...Continue reading
Can science glorify God?
Charles Wiley | bible Explorations
The psalmist encourages us to see all of creation as the theater of God’s glory, but one of the features of modernity is that conflicts between faith and science seem inevitable. Some argue that modern science makes even basic Christian beliefs nearly impossible to accept. Others contend that Scripture corrects the conclusions of science. How do we navigate this territory?
‘The heavens are telling the glory of God’ | Read: Psalm 19
Presbyterians have consistently affirmed the gift of scientific knowledge. We believe that God is the creator and ruler of the ...Continue reading
Notice of Change Regarding World Mission Extra Commitment Opportunity Project Accounts
Drawing on its longstanding partnerships that span the globe, Presbyterian World Mission is honored to help U.S. Presbyterians build relationships with churches and other organizations around the world.
When global partners share stories of their ministry projects, U.S. Presbyterians often want to participate in these endeavors in a variety of ways, including financial contributions. World Mission is glad to process these contributions through a system that has a history of reliability and integrity. In 2011, the Presbyterian Mission Agency prepared cost comparisons using industry standard categories, so ...Continue reading