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Destini Hodges, associate for recruitment and relationships with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.’s Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) Program, can see how, early on, her congregation provided opportunities for her to grow as a leader.
Congregations that participate in all four special offerings are strongly committed to mission and ministry to their community and the world.
For nearly a dozen years, Laura VanDale has crisscrossed northeastern Ohio, encouraging congregations in the Presbytery of the Western Reserve to tackle the root causes of hunger.
Technology appears to be the greatest benefit and the greatest challenge of doing church differently during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a survey by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Research Services.
The word “sabbatical” has its roots in the biblical concept of Sabbath — a rest. And yet, until recently, resting from one’s job for an extended period of time was a perk found mainly in the world of academia. It certainly wasn’t a common practice in corporate America or in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
The Office of Vital Congregations will resume weekly Wednesday Zoom conversations at 3 p.m. Eastern Time on May 27.
Resources for Mental Health Ministry Steps Pastors and Congregations Can Take to Prepare for Mental Health Impacts of COVID-19 Produced by Presbyterian Mental Health Ministry for Mental Health Month going forward. Experts predict a wave of mental health impacts from COVID-19, and in times of crisis many people turn to faith communities and leaders for… Read more »
When the Rev. Dr. Jeri Parris Perkins became pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, South Carolina, she knew the congregation needed to revitalize. It’s what the Pastor Nominating Committee was looking for when the church called her in 2014.
Practical suggestions for pastors and churches with links to several sources of online training in skills of mental health first aid, suicide prevention, and trauma-informed pastoral care.
At 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday the Office of Vital Congregations will continue its weekly Zoom calls on the Seven Marks of Vital Congregations with a discussion on “Spirit-inspired worship.”