Learn about Presbyterians Organized in Nurture and Teaching
Presbyterians Organized in Nurture and Teaching (POINT) is a network of educators who offer Christian education expertise and curriculum interpretation skills to churches in their area. These volunteers, appointed by each presbytery and equipped through the General Assembly Mission Council, lead the way in assisting churches with their educational ministry.
Transformational Leaders—POINT 2014
- How do faith communities identify and nurture transformational leaders?
- What are the experiences that shape an individual’s God-given gifts for leadership?
- How can education empower and sustain leader development?
Bring your questions and ideas to San José, California, January 29, 8:30 a.m. to noon, for Transformational Leaders—POINT 2014. Dr. Ken McFayden, Ph.D., dean of the Leadership Institute and professor of ministry and leadership development at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, will be our keynote speaker and group leader for the morning. He will lay a foundation for understanding transformational leadership—what it is and what it is not—and help POINT representatives explore how education encourages or inhibits the development of faithful leaders. You may find yourself asking, “How am I a transformational leader through POINT?”
Register now for this free event.
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This issue contains information about Transformational Leaders—POINT 2014 in San José, California, January 29, 2014, encouragement to create a jump start ministry for new educators and pastors, and information about the new resource for Advent, Being Reformed: Illuminating Advent.
Get the 2013 POINT ministry guide
The ministry guide CD from this year’s training is revised and ready for download. Update your POINT notebook, use these documents in your congregation, or send them to Christian education committees and pastors who need tools for selecting curriculum.Continue reading
Meet the POINT CMP Regional Representatives
POINT CMP regional representatives consists of individuals who feel called to provide a different level of leadership in support of Congregational Ministries Publishing resources and POINT volunteers in their area. These team members receive additional training to be better equipped to connect pastors, educators, and volunteers to denominational resources and educational support in their region. They also assist with training at the POINT annual event.
Contact a regional representative to receive assistance with resources, to network with another POINT representative, or to discover how POINT members can assist your congregation. POINT CMP Regional Representatives are ready to assist you.Continue reading
Shari, great question. There are several very inexpensive and easy-to-use resources in the Being Reformed series that are excellent tools for new member classes. Although not specifically about the entire Book of Confessions, the four short-term studies, A Brief Statement of Faith, Thelogoy for Presbyterians, Re-membering Baptism, and Wisdom from the Early Church, are good options to build a foundation of faith in the Presbyterian Reformed tradition. There is also a small book from the Office of the General Assembly on our constitutional documents with one session on the Book of Confession, Common Faith, Common Mission. You can order any of these resources through store.pcusa.org. Last tip for inexpensive tools for teacher training, new members, or officers is the free online site Opening Doors to Discipleship. Send me an email with the name of your congregation and your requset for the PC(USA) login number. May God richly bless you and your leadership with new members. Peace. email@example.com
I am looking for inexpensive materials to use for a new member class; I would like to have information on (easy to understand) on the Book of Confession...any suggestions?