Find support for your ministry and mission
with resource centers
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and our ecumenical partners provide ministry support for congregations through the PC(USA) Resource Center Connection. These centers, located in presbytery offices, on seminary and college campuses and at independent locations across the country, have knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
Many presbyteries also appoint additional educational consultants to assist congregations through the Presbyterians Organized in Nurture and Teaching (POINT) network. All of these individuals are eager to help you evaluate your ministry and select resources to meet your goals. Many of the resources they recommend are available at the resource center for preview or to borrow.
Subscription Services Available
The 2013 Resource Center Services through Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP) and Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) offer free and flexible subscriptions to better serve resource centers, seminary libraries, presbytery, or synod offices.
The three subscription levels are:
- Level One (free)—a free set of all Fall 2013 CMP quarterly curriculum, including Wee Believe Preschool, We Believe Elementary, a read-only CD of We Believe Younger Youth, The Present Word, and a read-only CD of the 2013 fall Feasting on the Word Curriculum
- Level Two ($300)—a free set of all Fall 2013 CMP quarterly curriculum, including Wee Believe Preschool, We Believe Elementary, a read-only CD of We Believe Younger Youth, The Present Word, a read-only CD of 2013 fall Feasting on the Word Curriculum, and the subscribers’ choice* of an additional 30 to 50 CMP resources and PPC books from the 2013 CMP and PPC inventories (total number varies due to the retail value of the selections)
- Level Three ($500)—a free set of all Fall 2013 CMP curriculum, including Wee Believe Preschool, We Believe Elementary, a read-only CD of We Believe Younger Youth, The Present Word, a read-only CD of 2013 fall Feasting on the Word Curriculum, and the subscribers’ choice* of an additional 50 to 70 CMP resources and PPC books from the 2013 CMP and PPC inventories (total number varies due to the retail value of the selections)
*Asi Creemos classroom packs, Being Reformed, Faith Questions, Presbyterians Today subscription, and Horizonsmagazine/Bible study subscription will be listed as CMP selections for Level Two and Level Three subscribers. Presbyterian Mission Agency resources that are donated throughout the year will be included in Level Two and Three shipments.
Place your 2013 Resource Center Services subscription (RCS) by completing and mailing the application form with payment. The deadline for submitting your payment and RCS order form is February 22, 2013. There is no pro-rated subscription plan this year. Place your order today!
Your area resource center is the best and most convenient place to go for help with resources for ministry. Check us out — we are resourceful!
Download The Connection, print edition
Would you like more information about denominational curriculum for children, youth, and adults? Do you need to find a short-term study for small groups? Are you seeking information about the ministries and mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? The Connection: Serving Congregations with Vision, includes information about resources and tools from CMP, PPC, the Office of the General Assembly, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Resource Center Subscription (RCS) members receive this annotated newsletter, and the resources described in each edition of The Connection, four times a year. Find these and other discipleship tools to preview or check-out at your area resource center or library. Permission is granted to download, print, and send copies of The Connection.
Download a list of resource centers arranged by synod.
How to reach us
Congregational Ministries Publishing
100 Witherspoon St.
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
(502) 569-5990 (fax)
Candace C. Hill
Coordinator, Educational Ministries
(800) 728-7228, x5166
Resource Center Tools for Ministry
The Presbyterian Association of Resource Centers (PARC) is dedicated to the advocacy, support and encouragement of Presbyterian resource center ministry across the country. This organization seeks to connect resource center professionals to one another and member centers to a wealth of information for resourcing the mission and ministry needs of congregations. Consider joining PARC or sending your question about resources and resource center ministry through the PARC network.
Presbyterians Organized in Nurture and Teaching (POINT) is a volunteer ministry that is closely linked to many presbytery resource centers. POINT representatives may be the staff person for a presbytery or other individuals appointed by the presbytery to help presbytery staff reach a broader geographical area. Often the resource center staff in a presbytery coordinates the work of POINT volunteers, making referrals and sharing resources.
The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) is an organization for pastors, educators, volunteers and students involved in the educational ministries of the church. APCE offers regional and national training with connections and support to benefit resource center professionals, presbytery staff and volunteers.