Discovering new ways to think the faith together, in order to strengthen our ability to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Re-Forming Ministry is an initiative of the Office of Theology and Worship. Re-Forming Ministry seeks to help recover the call of pastors, professors and governing body leaders to help us think and live faith in Jesus Christ. Re-Forming Ministry gathers pastors, governing body leaders and professors in groups to work as equals in a shared theological task, carried out in service to the PC(USA), and thus in service to the church.
All groups in the Re-Forming Ministry work on a common theological focus. At present, Re-Forming Ministry groups are focusing on the church.
Currently, the Re-Forming Ministry program is funded by a generous grant from the Lilly Endowment which has enabled the launch of this initiative in the life of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
On this Web site you can explore both the work being done by participants in the Re-Forming Ministry program, and the structure of the program and its groups. We invite you to learn more about Re-Forming Ministry.
New Occasional Paper
Five authors respond to elder Beau Weston’s Rebuilding the Presbyterian Establishment. In Beyond Rebuilding? Shaping a Life Together, José Luis Casal, Carol Howard Merritt, J. Herbert Nelson II, Cynthia Holder Rich and John L. Williams respond to Weston’s paper and offer their own thoughts on the Presbyterian establishment. Each essay is also available for download individually. Also available from Presbyterian Distribution Service. (PDS #2116509004)
Essays, papers, reflections, sermons, homilies and other work created by members of the Re-Forming Ministry program. Who and what is the church? Who are we and what difference does that make? What particular challenges does the church, and particularly our denomination, face at this time? What would a supportive and strong shared life look like? How might we help such a shared life arise?