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OUR CURRENT ISSUE — MAY/JUNE 2020

The digital church is here — will it stay?

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us just how vital technology in the church can be. When the health crisis is over, though, what role will livestreaming and Zoom continue to play in congregations? Presbyterians Today explores some of the lessons congregations have learned.

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Featured Stories from this Issue

Breath prayer eases anxiousness

Rediscover an ancient practice that synchronizes breathing with sacred words.

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Financial stewardship in a pandemic

We’re learning to be creative in worship and outreach. What about when it comes to church support?

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Moving mountains of poverty

God’s commitment to the poor is our commitment, too.

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PART-TIME PASTOR IN RESIDENCE — Beautiful Whitlash, Montana
A small, rural congregation in the lovely Sweet Grass Hills near the Canadian border offers a perfect sabbatical year. Survey the stars in big sky country, watch deer in the yard, fish, hike Glacier national park, write a book. Enjoy a ranching community while leading Sunday morning worship and ministering one other day per week, for one year or two. Fully furnished manse with WiFi, $100 per week, quarterly Sundays off, monthly goody basket with Montana books. Beginning September 1 or earlier: Beth.glacierpresbytery@gmail.com.


EXECUTIVE PRESBYTER
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PRESBYTERY OF UTAH

Looking to live in a gorgeous state, work fewer hours and enjoy coaching emerging church leaders? The Presbytery of Utah is seeking an executive with the skills and heart to help develop leaders, unite us in mission and build community. We’re 20 congregations and 2,440 members strong. Yes, we’re diverse, and we like each other, love Jesus and genuinely seek to serve our neighbors. Cover letter and PIF/résumés may be sent to revralph1@msn.com. MIF #59460.AB0.


SOLO PASTOR/HEAD OF STAFF
Ardmore Presbyterian Church is a friendly, mid-sized, Reformed congregation located in suburban Philadelphia’s historic “Main Line.” We are seeking a Senior Pastor/Head of Staff, who will join us in our mission of “Transforming Lives through the Good News of Jesus Christ.” It is our goal to be a growing church that is responsive to the needs of our community and our congregation, transforming lives through mission, prayer, worship and fellowship. We seek a leader who will provide inspiring and biblically-centered sermons, insightful instruction and strong institutional leadership. We are very excited about the future of our church, our mission work and our ministries, and we hope that you will be called to join us as we work together for God’s kingdom. Please review our MIF #07930.AD0 and visit our website ardmorepres.org. You can also contact the PNC directly by email: jmichaelson332015@gmail.com.
         Qualifications include a Masters in Divinity and 5 years’ experience as Solo Pastor and Head of Staff.Salary is competitive and will include a stipend for housing. The First Presbyterian Church of Ardmore is an equal opportunity employer.


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SOLO PASTOR — First Presbyterian Church, Huntington, WV
First Presbyterian Church in Huntington, WV, is seeking a Solo Pastor with 5-10 years of experience, who is humbly committed to Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and committed to God’s unconditional love. Searching for a pastor who can continue to provide vision, optimism, leadership and growth for our church family. Specific responsibilities include leading worship and Christian study, pastoral care, financial accountability, managing staff and volunteers, and directing mission obligations. FPC is a downtown church with an average worship attendance of 140, a vital midweek Program (LOGOS)and very active outreach ministries. For more information, please view the Ministry Information Form for First Presbyterian Church on CLC, Ministry ID 22783. Questions and Personal Information Forms can be forwarded directly to Alan Morrison, chair of the Pastor Nominating Committee, at alan.morrison@cithornburg.com.


YOUTH DIRECTOR — FULL TIME SALARIED
Is God calling you to lead youth? Are you looking for a rewarding, high profile, creative calling where you can make a difference? The joyful and energized Faith Family at First Presbyterian Church — Jefferson City, Missouri, is seeking the right person to lead youth and children Christian Education programs, mission opportunities and discipleship for a growing Faith Family. Bachelor’s degree or higher in Christian Education, theology, religion or related field preferred. Send resume to Rev. Angela Madden, Senior Pastor, at amadden@fpcjcmo.org or 324 Madison Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101.


PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) JOB OPPORTUNITIES

With national offices in Louisville, Kentucky, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) focuses on the national and international mission work of the church. It serves and works with congregations, presbyteries, and synods as the central provider of resources that enable individuals, congregations, and governing bodies to carry forth the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. PC(USA) seeks candidates for the following job opportunities.  To apply online, please visit https://www.presbyterianmission.org/who-we-are/work-for-the-church/ and click “search for employment opportunities.”

Mission Associate, International Property (Presbyterian Mission Agency) The incumbent in this position will serve as a knowledgeable resource and key implementer of actions related to international real estate, commensurate with the PC (USA) Real Estate policy, which affirms PC(USA)’s basic responsibility of stewardship, ensuring that the organization’s actions support mission work for the benefit of our global partners, including the transfer of real estate, and physically and legally safeguarding assets until such transfers take place. To learn more about the job and to apply online, please visit https://joblinkapply.com/joblink/803/Job/Index/370144/

Associate for Vision Implementation (Presbyterian Mission Agency) assist with embedding and implementing the Matthew 25 vison and subsequent PMA vision and foci within congregations, mid councils and entities of the PC(USA). To learn more about the job and to apply online, please visit https://joblinkapply.com/joblink/803/Job/Index/402877/

Social Media Strategist (Presbyterian Mission Agency) Under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Mission Communications, the Social Media Strategist creates and implements a strategic communications plan for social media to raise awareness of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) and its work. To learn more about the job and to apply online, please visit https://joblinkapply.com/joblink/803/Job/Index/404737/

Associate Translator for Korean Language (Administrative Services Group) Translates, edits, proofreads, and performs related linguistic tasks for essential Church documents from English to Korean and vice versa, ensuring the accuracy of the translation and cultural sensitivity. Works collaboratively with an internal team of staff linguists and with freelance linguists to consistently meet or exceed customer expectations for translated materials. Meets productivity and quality goals and expectations set by the Global Language Resource (GLR) Manager. For full details and apply online, visit: https://joblinkapply.com/joblink/803/Job/Index/406747/

Associate Translator for Spanish Language (Administrative Services Group) Translates, edits, proofreads, and performs related linguistic tasks for essential Church documents from English to Spanish and vice versa, ensuring the accuracy of the translation and cultural sensitivity. Works collaboratively with an internal team of staff linguists and with freelance linguists to consistently meet or exceed customer expectations for translated materials. Meets productivity and quality goals and expectations set by the Global Language Resource (GLR) Manager. For full details and apply online, please visit https://joblinkapply.com/joblink/803/Job/Index/405314/

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from Presbyterian communities in the global south and other historic Presbyterian Communities of Color, preferably with theological training and fluency in languages other than English, are encouraged to apply. Individuals living with disability are also encouraged to apply.


 

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.

 

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Presbyterians Today, published by the Presbyterian Mission Agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), is a national magazine about Presbyterian mission and ministry. It is published 6 times a year. Most readers are loyal, long-time subscribers. While they vary in age, gender, and geographic location, most readers are married, active in their church and community, affluent and well-educated. About a quarter of PT readers are active clergy; the balance are church members.

Presbyterians Today seeks to

  • demonstrate the impact of the activities of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its members, leaders and mission partners, in a fair, accurate and uplifting way
  • use east-to-understand language free from specialized or technical jargon and acronyms
  • uphold and advance the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Presbyterian Mission Agency
  • use inclusive and expansive language, making use of bias-free and non-paternalistic terms, balancing female and male references and ensuring that language about God reflects the many images of God available to us through Scripture
  • illuminate the faith and heritage that bind Presbyterians together
  • through words and images, show respect and equality for the rich diversity (theological perspective, race, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, gender, identity, sexual orientation and mental or physical condition) within the PC(USA)
  • challenge readers to grow in their commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord
  • provide a Christian perspective on contemporary issues
  • serve as an inspiration and resource for life and ministry
  • reflect the denomination’s vision, mission and priorities

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Presbyterians Today welcomes contributions from freelance writers. Preferred maximum length is approximately 1,500 words.

Appropriate subjects include

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  • issues of current concern to the church
  • how individuals and families express their Christian faith in significant ways or relate their faith to the problems of society

Most articles have some direct relevance to a Presbyterian audience, although Presbyterians Today also seeks well-informed articles that can help individuals and families cope with the stresses of daily living from a Christian perspective.

Fiction, poetry, and reprints are rarely used.

Writers should send a query to the editors (by email, preferably) before sending a manuscript. Unsolicited manuscripts received by post will not be returned unless a stamped, self-addressed envelope is enclosed.

Authors are asked to submit only one article at a time. Manuscripts sent after the editors approve the subject proposed in a query are read by at least two editors, and a reply is given normally within 60 days after receipt.

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