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.
Growing in Grace & Gratitude
Congregational Ministries Publishing is introducing new curriculum for your congregation’s ministry with children, Growing in Grace & Gratitude. The curriculum will be available for purchase in June 2015 for your church’s late August or early September 2015 launch. Foundational and introductory workshops about Growing will be hosted across the country, starting on August 15 and 16, 2014, at the Main Event, Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama. Dates and locations for other events will be available soon.
POINT Topic Forum at APCE 2015
Presbyterians Organized in Nurture & Teaching (POINT) will gather for a 2015 APCE Annual Event Topic Forum on Wednesday, February 4, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. We will focus on developing action plans for curriculum introduction and interpretation, including Growing in Grace and Gratitude. Watch for an invitation to register for the 2015 POINT Topic Forum.
Get the POINT Network News
This issue encourages POINT representatives to help congregations consider their context for Christian education and formation with suggested resources from CMP for mentoring disciples in a variety of settings. This edition also provides a list of continuing education events through October and resource news, including Faith Questions: War.
Get the 2014 POINT ministry guide
The ministry guide 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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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?