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Resources in Manuals and policies

“Review the Partnership Together”

Regular, joint reviews should be part of your partnership covenant or agreement. A review is an important process by which you and your partner discuss how the relationship is going and how any joint projects or ministries are progressing. Use this resource to help guide you through the review process.

“Create a Partnership Covenant or Agreement Together”

After you and potential mission partners have become acquainted through exchanges of communication, information and, perhaps, visits, one next step may be to consider creating a partnership agreement or covenant. Most partnerships are created for a three- to five-year period and are often renewed for subsequent periods. It is vital that both partners have equal… Read more »

Hosting a Mission co-worker

Presbyterian mission co-workers are dedicated, passionate teachers, church planters, doctors, public health specialists, chaplains and human rights advocates. They teach theology, church history, Greek, Hebrew and English. They preach and evangelize. They organize and host mission teams from the United States. They accompany, they listen, they work in partnership with Christians in 50 countries around… Read more »

15 Dynamic New Racial Ethnic and New Immigrant Worshiping Communities

Nearly 60 percent of the worshiping communities started since 2012 are racial ethnic and new immigrant worshiping communities. The new resource, “15 Dynamic New Racial Ethnic and New Worshiping Communities,” highlights racial ethnic and new immigrant worshiping communities that have been started recently and that are making a positive impact on the lives of people… Read more »

Starting New Worshiping Communities: A Process of Discernment—Spanish

There is an exciting movement happening across the world. God’s Spirit is stirring God’s people to do new things. In places that seem desolate and forgotten, God is doing a new thing. From Hawaii to Maine, God is stirring the church to reach new people, change lives, and transform communities. Our Reformed heritage demands that we pay attention to this movement.

Interreligious Stance

For the first time the 221st General Assembly (2014) adopted an Interreligious Stance document for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a statement of policy. While the document provides guidance to the national church, especially through the office on interfaith relations, in many ways its heart rests with those who work locally to develop and maintain relationships with people of other… Read more »