Theology, Formation & Evangelism

 

Theology, Formation & Evangelism brings together several ministries that form and transform disciples, leaders, congregations, and new worshiping communities. Our ministries are diverse, but each empowers a unique witness to Jesus Christ.

Scattered Church| 1001 New Worshiping Communities | Christian Formation | Evangelism | Financial Aid for Service |
Presbyterian Youth Triennium | Theology & Worship | Vital Congregations

Scattered Church

The resources here are designed for pastoral leaders, sessions, and worship committees who are seeking faithful and creative ways to gather as communities of witness online and in alternative ways as well as in safe in person ways as local circumstances permit.

About Scattered Church | Scattered Church Resources


1001 New Worshiping Communities

1001 new worshiping communities is a movement happening in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Across the PC(USA), God is raising up leaders in churches and presbyteries who are creating new worshiping communities. They are taking on new and varied forms of church for our changing culture. Primarily they are seeking to make and form new disciples of Jesus Christ, to change and transform the world.

About 1001 | Sustaining Grace


Christian Formation

The Office of Christian Formation supports formation ministries of faith communities and connects leaders with resources and practices that inspire fresh ways of thinking about the forming of faith over a person’s lifetime. The Matthew 25 vision calls us to engage in lifelong discipleship to join God at work in the community and the world. We support age and stage ministries, intergenerational ministries and support the work of our partner associations in the Christian Formation Collective.

About Christian Formation | Partner Associations | QuickSheets and Resources | Faith Practices Toolkit | Camps & Conference Centers | Intergenerational Formation


Evangelism

The gospel brings hope and restoration to the world. The good news of the gospel is that God fiercely loves humanity and is actively working to reconcile and restore broken systems, relationships, and lives. Evangelism is the journey in which our very being, activity and words join in God’s transformative mission.

About Evangelism | About Engage | Engage Resources


Financial Aid for Service

Financial Aid for Service awards more than 1 million dollars annually to college students seeking a first bachelor’s degree and seminary students seeking credentials for professional ministry. Parent loans and debt assistance for PC(USA) pastors, volunteers and staff are also available.

About FAS | Loan Assistance


Presbyterian Youth and Triennium

The Office of Presbyterian Youth and Triennium celebrates, provides opportunities and advocates for Presbyterian youth. (Ages 12-18 or sixth through twelfth grades approximately). Why does an event become an “office”? Because the effect of the event is greater than a few exciting days!

About PYT


Theology & Worship

The Office of Theology and Worship participates in the church’s calling to love God and neighbor with heart, soul, mind, and strength. The Office of Theology and Worship encourages the whole church—its congregations, councils, ministers, and members—in faithful thinking, praying, and living.

About Theology | About Worship | Call to Worship | Everyday God-talk


Vital Congregations

The Vital Congregations Initiative is a two-year faith journey with presbytery leaders and leaders of existing congregations. Therein, we provide training, materials and consultation for continuous assessment, discernment and living into faithful actions that increase congregational vitality according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

About Vital Congregations | Materials | Consultation | Assessment

1001 New Worshiping Communities

Age and Stage Formation (formerly Youth Ministries)

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities (APCU)

Call to Worship (Publication)

Camps and Conferences

Collegiate and Young Adult Ministries

Evangelism

Financial Aid

Interfaith Relations

Office of Christian Formation

Older Adults

Pillars of the Church

Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM)

Presbyterian Men of the Church

Stony Point Center

Theological Conversations

Theological Education (Seminaries)

Theology and Worship

Vital Congregations

Worship

Resources

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