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Resources from the Office of Vital Congregations

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Teaching social justice in comfortable congregations

Justice is at the very heart of who God is, Professor Rebecca Davis of Union Presbyterian Seminary said during a Thursday workshop at the annual gathering of the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators. And justice is not a political issue — it’s a biblical issue. “We must come to grips with that,” she said to an overflow workshop crowd, “if we are going to be faithful to the witness of the church.”

Vital Congregations event to help churches develop resilience

The PC(USA)’s Office of Vital Congregations will hold a conference in April in Austin to help congregations and presbyteries learn to have a more vital life together in Christ and reach out in service to their communities.

Columbia Theological Seminary houses the history of nearly 6,000 PC(USA) congregations

Since 2007, a collection of Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) church histories has been entrusted to the C. Benton Kline, Jr. Special Collections and Archives at Columbia Theological Seminary. The collection holds the histories of 5,800 PC(USA) congregations from 42 states. This enormous collection occupies close to 1,200 cubic feet and continues to grow every year.

Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations presented in Puerto Rico in Spanish

The Board of Pensions has presented its first Healthy Pastors, Healthy Congregations seminar in Puerto Rico. Congregational leaders of three churches in the Synod of Boriquén and their pastors attended the seminar, conducted in Spanish at Aguada Presbyterian Church in Aguada.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship honors Chicago congregations for gun violence prevention

As the United States approaches the anniversary of the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Presbyterian Peace Fellowship announced this week that its 2019 Peaceseeker Award honors Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church and First United Church of Oak Park, both in the Chicago metropolitan area, for exemplary ministries to prevent future gun violence.