The Church Store and the PC(USA) Store are consolidating into one easy-to-use, customer service-focused online fulfillment center at pcusastore.com. The site is now inactive as content is being moved. If you need to order supplies or have any questions concerning an order, please call PDS for assistance at 1-800-524-2612.

Presbyterians Today

OUR CURRENT ISSUE — AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

Church-building ideas you can use this fall

It’s almost time again to launch your church’s fall programming year, so to help, we gathered up some novel and inspiring ideas and activities that deepen faith and strengthen relationships! Read digital edition

Featured Stories from this Issue

Helping communities help themselves

The Community Health Evangelization initiative helps African communities take ownership and control over the projects and programs that affect them — with impressive results.
Read story

Building enduring peace in South Sudan

The PC(USA)’s Peace & Global Witness Offering helps war-torn South Sudanese meet urgent needs and engage in the vital ministry of peacemaking.
Read story

How to make learning fun

Add new life to your religious education program this fall with these church-tested ideas.
Read story

What Presbyterians believe about ecumenism

Discover how sharing bread with unlikely people captures the heart of our calling as Christians.
Read story

Bible Explorations: Acting like God’s people

You are God’s children. Now act like it!
Read story

 

 

Subscribe

What readers say about Presbyterians Today

“Presbyterians Today is one of my favorite magazines. I read it from front to back and I am always enlightened, inspired and entertained.”

“Thank you for Presbyterians Today! I appreciate the color, all the articles, writing, art work, photos — and read it cover to cover.”

“Thanks for an excellent periodical. We give both our adult daughters an annual subscription to Presbyterians Today.”

“I think every active elder should receive this magazine. I purchase it for all members of our session. They are encouraged to share it with others. We use articles for discussion or study.”

“I find that Presbyterians Today supports the positive side of what our denomination is trying to promote. When I read Presbyterians Today, it renews the positive feelings about why I am a Presbyterian.”

“From the experience I have in my own church now, I feel it is very important to have new members know more about Presbyterianism to give them a sense of belonging to the church and take pride in it. Presbyterians Today helps a great deal in this respect.”

“I read every issue of Presbyterians Today with interest. It helps us feel connected with our church and the faith around the world.

“Presbyterians Today is refreshingly contemporary and gives everything just the right touch.”

“It is most refreshing to have a publication that deals with the accomplishments of the church, rather than a business report.”

“Presbyterians Today is bright, cheerful and informative. You folks do a marvelous job!”

Presbyterians Today, the award-winning magazine of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is published bimonthly (6 times a year). Every issue is filled with inspiring stories about people and congregations … highlights of church news and mission … a Christian perspective on issues of the day … Bible study and practical tools for life and ministry … and much more!

FREE BONUS RESOURCES WITH EVERY SUBSCRIPTION!

  • Advent Calendar and Devotional Guide — included free with your November/December issue
  • Lenten Devotional Guide — included free with your January/February issue

 

Presbyterians Today Subscription Services

Advertising

Thank you for your interest in advertising with Presbyterians Today. We welcome your inquiries and look forward to working with you in creating a successful, cost-effective advertising campaign to reach more than 43,000 potential customers. See below for classified information.

2017 Media Kit/Rate Card

Please complete this form to view and download the 2017 Presbyterians Today media kit.

2016 Advertising Production


For DISPLAY ADVERTISING, please contact:

Fox Associates
800-440-0231
Email


 

Regional Advertising Representatives


Fox-Chicago
116 West Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60654
(312) 644-3888
Fax (312) 644-8718

Fox-New York
347 Fifth Ave., Suite 1101
New York, NY 10016-5010
(800) 826-3032 • (212) 725-2106
Fax (212) 779-1928

Fox-Los Angeles
1445 E. Los Angeles Ave., Suite 301
Simi Valley, CA 93065
(805) 522-0501
Fax (805) 522-0504

Fox-Detroit
6765 Woodbank Dr.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301-3040
(248) 626-0511
Fax (248) 626-0512


Display advertising production contact:

Submit materials or direction questions to:

Jackie Carter
Presbyterians Today
100 Witherspoon St.
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
(800) 728-7228, x5772; direct (502) 569-5772
Fax: (502) 569-8632
today@pcusa.org


Classified advertising contact:

Submit materials or direction questions to:

Jackie Carter
(800) 728-7228, x5772
today@pcusa.org

Click on this link to email copy:  today@pcusa.org. Your copy will be formatted and a pdf proof sent. Cost and billing instructions included with the proof.

Classified ads

Ad Rates: $12.50 per line (approximately 40 characters). Classified-Display ad: $137.50 per column inch. Deadline: 6 weeks before issue date. Email copy to today@pcusa.org or call 800-728-7228, ext. 5772. Classifieds also appear for two months on the Presbyterians Today website at no additional cost.

SteepleASSOCIATE PASTOR FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION  Rye Presbyterian Church, a vibrant congregation of 1100+ members located in Rye, NY, seeks an Associate Pastor for Christian Education (APCE). As the leader of our ministries to children and youth, the successful candidate must be creative, enthusiastic and compassionate in their work. The APCE will joyfully bring leadership to our middle and high school youth groups, coordinate and participate in mission projects and family fellowship events, and direct our active Sunday School. Through worship leadership, preaching and pastoral care, the APCE will join our Co-pastors in inspiring and engaging our diverse congregation in the journey of faith. For more information visit www.ryepc.com. Interested candidates can send their PIF or resume and cover letter to apnc@ryepc.com. MIF #06075.AJ0.

ARE YOU THE ONE?  First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, Florida, is on an exciting journey to find an Associate Pastor. Our church is a large, growing and vibrant congregation committed to serving Jesus Christ. We are seeking an Associate Pastor who can enhance our spiritual community, ignite our faith and energize our youth, college age and twenties & thirties ministries. For further information review our MIF available on our website: www.firstdelray.com. PIFs should be sent via email to the attention of Linda Cortright at apnc@firstdelray.com.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR  Crestfield Camp & Conference Center is a year-round Christian ministry facility in partnership with Pittsburgh Presbytery that offers retreat facilities, programs, and special events to nurture others in their experience with God, through Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. And now, Crestfield is searching for an Executive Director. See the job description at www.pghpresbytery.org/about_us/jobs/crestfield_executive_director.pdf. Please send your PIF or résumé to Rev. Tom Moore at revtom.moore@gmail.com.

PRESIDENT – CEO  The Presbyterian Home for Children (and School), Talladega, AL (1 hr. SE of Birmingham) is seeking an effective Administrator seasoned in leading a medium-sized non-profit organization. (www.phfc.org).
     Key requirements of this position include a minimum of 5 years’ direct experience, a bachelors or masters degree in social services, in leading a variety of programs (missions) that help “homeless children with caregivers,” children who have suffered abuse and neglect, young adults in transition, an accredited, on campus school (K–12), and much more . . . A strategic mindset will be needed to manage the challenges of all types of fundraising, public and private, the development of operational and capital budgets, and leadership skills to guide our talented and committed professional staff.
     This ministry has operated continuously for 150 years! It carries a remarkable reputation for excellence within the social services community, and the State of Alabama which it serves.
     Direct your interest to: ceo-search@phfc.org, The Presbyterian Home for Children, P.O. Drawer 577, Talladega, AL 35161.

GENERAL PRESBYTER  The Presbytery of Charlotte is looking for an ordained person who will live into our vision for a new type of Church. We conducted an extensive three-year exploration of our strengths and challenges through a process that involved more than 80 percent of our congregations. As a result, we have developed a new structure that will distribute and balance perceived and real power and locate it in the life, ministry, and mission of our congregations. This new vision and structure seeks to create conditions for new ministries across congregations, relationship-building, and traditional Presbytery functions. Characteristics that shape this vision and structure include being nimble, connectional, self-examining, lean, and flexible. If you are the right person for this full-time position, explore our MIF #72500.AB0 at the Church Leadership Connection.

A SMALL-TOWN CHURCH WITH A BIG TOWN MISSION!  We seek God’s choice for a dynamic, warm, uplifting, and spiritually mature Pastor and Head of Staff, to guide our 700+ vibrant members to serve the Lord with our actions, faith and compassion. We have a 300-year history as inclusive and loving disciples of Jesus, doing for and giving to our diverse NYC-area suburban community and beyond. Our Church Family, with a staff of 12+ full- and part-time members, provides many programs for all ages. We feed and comfort the needy, educate the youth and worship through scripture, spirituality and music. All are welcome to join our faith journey, living out God’s will as we implement strategies toward new possibilities for our community in transition. Applicants (5-7 years’ experience as head of staff or comparable role) may submit your PIF through the PC(USA) CLC (MIF #04679.AF) or by contacting the PNC at pncfpcm270@gmail.com. First Presbyterian Church of Metuchen, 270 Woodbridge Ave., Metuchen, NJ 08840-2100. fpcweb.org.

About Presbyterians Today

Presbyterians Today is the award-winning, general-interest magazine of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Published 6 times a year, it explores practical issues of faith and life, tells stories of Presbyterians who are living their faith and covers a wide range of church news and activities. Presbyterians Today features easy-to-understand articles about what Presbyterians believe, Bible study and devotional helps, and provocative commentary on the church’s role in society.

Presbyterians Today continues the mission of denominational magazines dating back to the late 1800s. Among these are its immediate predecessors: Presbyterian Survey, Presbyterian Life and A.D.


Statement of purpose

Presbyterians Today seeks to:

  • Report in a fair, accurate and balanced way on the activities of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and of its members, leaders and mission partners.
  • Uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
  • Illuminate the faith and heritage that bind Presbyterians together.
  • Express the rich diversity within the denomination.
  • Challenge readers to grow in their commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord.
  • Provide a Christian perspective on contemporary issues.
  • Be a source of inspiration, spiritual direction and practical tools for life and ministry.
  • Reflect the denomination’s priorities: evangelism, justice, spiritual formation and leadership development.

 

Presbyterians Today editorial and advertising offices

100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202-1396
Tel. 800-728-7228, ext. 5627 or 502-569-5627
Fax: 502-569-8632

Subscription Services

Presbyterians Today
PO Box 52
Congers, NY 10920
Tel. (800) 558-1669

Resources

Guide for Young Adult Ministry

How well do you know what makes today’s young adults tick? This special issue published by Presbyterians Today is a must-read for everyone who wants to better understand young adults and engage them in worship, education, and service. You may be surprised to hear how ardent young Presbyterians are about their faith and their church—and… Read more »

Presbyterian Resource Guide for Ministry

An easy-to-read, in-depth handbook that puts loads of vital ministry information on dozens of subjects at your fingertips. This one-stop reference is ideal for congregations, presbyteries, and individuals looking for creative ways to improve their ministry.
View All >