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OUR CURRENT ISSUE — JUNE/JULY 2017

‘Go into all the world’

Jesus’ words recorded in Mark 16:15 commanded the disciples to go everywhere and preach the gospel to all creation. For 180 years, Presbyterian World Mission has taken this mandate to heart. This issue of Presbyterians Today proudly celebrates their many achievements and milestones, and the print edition contains a special foldout section honoring World Mission’s work. Read digital edition

Featured Stories from this Issue

Socially responsible investing

The PC(USA)’s Office of Faith-Based Investing and Corporate Engagement offers a lot of excellent advice for congregations and individuals about faith-based investment options.
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Opioid addiction and the church

This form of drug addiction is sweeping the nation, but many religious leaders and church members don’t want to — or don’t know how to — face the problem.
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Practicing civility in polarized times

We can be baptized in the same font, sit in the same sanctuary and still be sharply divided politically. Here’s how some PC(USA) leaders are thinking about living out our unity in diversity.
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Spotlight on leaders

Betty Tom cried the first time she saw a woman preach. She knew then that God was calling her to the pulpit.
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Go Figure: Local churches do mission in partnership

Our most popular mission destinations, hopes and focuses.
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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.

CHAPLAIN  Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV, invites applications for the position of Benfield-Vick Chaplain with a starting date prior to the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester. The chaplain will report directly to the president and serve on the College Management Team. The successful candidate will serve in a highly collaborative role across academic affairs, enrollment management, community engagement, and student life to provide vision and leadership for spiritual development on campus. In addition, this person must be qualified to teach at least one course per semester in the academic study of religion and philosophy. This position requires passion, excellent campus ministry skills, diligent management of budgets, and some weekend/evening work. Requirements for the position include a master’s degree and current membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). View full job description at dewv.edu/human-resources/job-postings#chaplain. Please direct questions to Tina Vial, at 304-637-1354 (o), 304-997-4284 (c), or viala@dewv.edu. All applications must include a letter of interest, PIF or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of four professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before an appointment is made. Please submit materials electronically via email to Jane Corey, Director of Human Resources, at coreym@dewv.edu with “Chaplain” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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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.

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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.
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