What is a “community of theological friendship”?
- A community of theological friendship is a small group of pastoral leaders:
- Meeting together over a sustained period of time, reflecting on God and God’s ways in the world, awaiting God’s presence as a participant in their life together.
- Praying and worshipping together when they gather.
- Engaging in theological reflection together when they gather – over Scripture, or over some theological work that stirs reflection on the faith.
How can the Communities of Theological Friendship Initiative help me be part of such a group?
There are many groups of pastoral leaders across the PC(USA). Lectionary study groups, book groups, small groups for mutual support. Others are ready to start a community of theological friendship but need a spark to get started. Resources, guidance, networking - the office of Theology and Worship can provide these things to help you get started.
Ann, your group sounds wonderful! At the present time we are not awarding additional grants. We are working to raise additional funds for grants and hope to be able to award additional grants in the future. Please do check back in as your group's plans develop.
Are these funds still available. We're looking at a joint effort among three established churches and a new worshiping community to discern mission and outreach collaboratively.
I only found out about these grants now. Are these grants still available? There is a Presbyterian Church where I am serving in Pittsburgh PA might like to apply. Thank you. Minh Towner Middler year Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
In case you share Rev. Avery's question, we still have money to award in grants. If a Communities of Theological Friendship mini-grant will help strengthen your community of theological friendship, or enable you to start one, please apply! We look forward to hearing from your group.
In case you share Rev. Avery's question, we still have money to award in grants. If a Communities of Theological Friendship mini-grant will help strengthen your community, or enable you to start one, please make an application! We look forward to hearing from your group.