Immigrant Congregations Directory
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To better connect with PC(USA) New Immigrants and Emerging Ministries, we are updating our current databases and request for you to fill out a update form, and return it back to Andrea Meriwether, as indicated at the bottom of the form. Please, let us know if you have any questions.
Mission and History
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The challenge is to intentionally facilitate communications and resources to assist middle governing bodies to reach out to and to welcome those Christian immigrant groups. At this time, the office only works with groups from the countries of Africa, South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh), Brazil and English and French Caribbean. In the same goal area, Latino, Asian, Korean and Middle Eastern Congregational Enhancement offices serve their other respective international groups.
Models accepted by presbyteries
- Self-Forming Group: community of people who have come to the United States from the same country or region of the world with a common language, ethnicity and/or culture. They usually have a membership of fewer than 20 adults who do not hold PC(USA) membership.
- Fellowship/Bible Study Group: an international group of Christian people who are accepted by a presbytery as part of their evangelistic outreach ministry. Usually, they have a membership of 21 to 75 adults but not yet PC(USA) members.
- New Church Development (N.C.D.): a fellowship with a membership larger than 75 adults that either changes its status to be a chartered congregation or initiates the intentional process of becoming a congregation by its presbytery.
- Congregation: a chartered church in the PC(USA).
- Multicultural Church: chartered congregation with an ethnically diverse membership and church life.
(Definitions vary according to each presbytery)
The Racial Ethnic Torch - Summer 2013
Edition In this issue, you will meet emerging racial ethnic leaders who are transforming the church even as they are themselves being transformed. You will learn about significant achievements by racial ethnic congregations and interest groups, exciting new additions to our ministry staff, and upcoming events.
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