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Evangelism & Discipleship
More than 600 church educators are gathering in Denver, Colorado this week at the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) annual event to discuss the latest trends in Christian education and learn about best practices that address the diverse needs needs in the church.
There’s always that first time—that time in ministry when a pastor’s expectations go unmet. It happened inevitably to the Rev. Jeff Eddings, who in 2004 co-founded the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community together with a United Methodist colleague, the Rev. Jim Walker, in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
As flameless candles cast faint shadows on the walls, worshipers at the Disciple-Making Church Conference entered the meeting room—transformed into sacred space—on the evening of January 18 prepared to experience a unique service inspired by the Japanese art form of Kintsugi.
To hear the Rev. Jeff Eddings tell it, St. Ignatius of Loyola had quite a checkered past. Eddings, a co-founder of the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh, whose own spiritual life has been profoundly shaped by the teachings of St. Ignatius, is here to keynote the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s annual Disciple-Making Church Conference.
Travelers, not unexpectedly, arrive with baggage. And as pastors and church leaders regularly navigate the daily landscape of life and ministry under tremendous pressure and stress, they may find themselves carrying more than their usual share to the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s annual Disciple-Making Church Conference on January 16.
As college campuses everywhere become ghost towns over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, with dormitories mostly shuttered and food services closed, many international students find themselves in a unique—and often lonely—position, longing for home. And the promise of a home-cooked meal.
I feel the presence of Jesus in a lot of different places: hiking in the woods, walking on the beach, singing “Silent Night” on Christmas Eve. But I never expected to meet Jesus under a musty, old kitchen sink.
There is still time to register for the 2017 Disciple-Making Church Conference, “Abide in Me… A Spiritual Purging,” to be held January 16–19, 2017, at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida.
Less than six months after the historic vote by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to add the Confession of Belhar to the PC(USA)’s Book of Confessions, Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP) has released a new book titled Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar.
The Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP) ministry of the Presbyterian Mission Agency and GenOn Ministries have launched a newfound collaboration in order to support more churches with the best educational resources available.