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Gift allows congregations to put ‘Faith in Action’

According to Karen Linnell, elder of First Presbyterian Church of Farmington in Farmington Hills, Michigan, “It’s not often that you get to see a dream come true, especially when it turns out to be more meaningful than you imagined.”

Vital Congregations initiative 2020 launch is underway

Nearly 140 leaders including representation from presbyteries, pastors, clerks of session and the Presbyterian Mission Agency are meeting at Montview Presbyterian Church in Denver this week to pray, plan and worship together during the West Coast Vital Congregations gathering.

Matthew 25 congregations & mid councils

Congregations Alabama Enterprise | Green Hill Presbyterian Church Huntsville Faith Presbyterian Church Fellowship Presbyterian Church Tuscaloosa | Stillman College Arkansas Jonesboro | First Presbyterian Church Little Rock | First Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, Arkansas California Lomita | St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church Los Angeles | Korean Hosanna Presbyterian Church San Rafael | San Rafael Korean… Read more »

Vital Congregations pilot initiative impacts churches in Trinity Presbytery

Now that churches in South Carolina’s Trinity Presbytery have gone through the seven marks of congregational vitality, as part of their participation in the two-year Vital Congregations initiative pilot program, pastors are beginning to notice a difference in their congregations.

Healthy congregations: A body of Christ checkup

Parking lot meetings. Wealthy members with outsized influence. Inconsistent practices. Confusion about purpose and vision. There are lots of ways for a congregation’s systems to be unhealthy, and I suspect you could add to this list. Whatever the problem or situation, all do one thing: They undermine a church’s vitality.