Tuesday, August 21
Presbyterian Mission Agency, continued
The Presbyterian Mission Agency engages the whole church in the work of mission and ministry - living out Christ's calling in the Great Commandment to love our neighbors and in the Great Commission to make disciples throughout the world. Forty elected members of the Council, chaired by Elder Michael W. Kruse, coordinate the church's work. Elder Linda B. Valentine, executive director, and more than 300 staff members help the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offer the world a visible witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Office of the General Assembly
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly (OGA) encourages the PC(USA) to be a people of hope, seeking together the mind of Christ, working for justice and mercy in the world, and participating in God's continual reformation of the church. The OGA is responsible for the church's ecclesiastical activities and fulfills the duties assigned to the Stated Clerk. It meets responsibilities as outlined in the Book of Order, performs functions designated in the Standing Rules of the General Assembly, and communicates and carries out assignments made by each General Assembly. The next General Assembly will be held in Detroit, Michigan, June 14 through June 21, 2014.
Board of Pensions
The Board of Pensions delivers a comprehensive program of benefits and financial assistance to the community of church workers and their families. Based on the biblical principle that we share one another's burdens, the Benefits Plan provides retirement, death, disability, health care, and other benefits for ministers, lay employees, and their families. The Assistance Program helps retired and active church workers with urgent financial needs that lie beyond the reach of the Benefits Plan, and it assists with pastors' vocational, leadership, and other training needs. Its work is supported by gifts, legacies, endowment income, and half of the Christmas Joy Offering.
Let us join in prayer for:
Let us pray
Gracious God, we ask your blessing on the Office of the General Assembly and the Board of Pensions. Guide them with your faithful presence. In Jesus' name. Amen.