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Vital Congregations

  Welcome to the office of Vital Congregations in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Vital Congregations works with pastors, church committees and middle governing bodies to provide training, materials and consultation for all worshiping communities and in planting new congregations. I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive… Read more »

Vital Congregations Immediate Toolkit

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? —Isaiah 43:19 Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? —1 Corinthians 3:16 See, the home of God is among mortals… See, I am making all things new. —Revelation 21:… Read more »

Presbyterian congregations continue work in communities impacted by water crises

The past year has been a challenging one for communities dealing with contaminated water supplies. Flint, Michigan has garnered national attention for nearly three years after improper source treatment caused lead from aging pipes to leach into the water. Between 6,000 and 12,000 residents have experienced a series of health problems including high levels of lead in the blood.

Retired Presbyterian pastor asks congregations to give a flock

Retired Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor the Rev. Rex Wentzel, ordained in 1959, wanted to stay active in the church after he left full-time parish ministry. So like many other retired clergy, he offered his service as a supply preacher for congregations when pastors were ill, on leave or on vacation. But Wentzel wasn’t in it for the money; rather he thought it was an ideal way to promote mission in the congregations he visited.

Vital Congregations

South Presbyterian Church of Rochester, N.Y., is full of energy and vitality, which has not always been the case. Under the faithful, intentional leadership of Pastor Deb Swift, the church made the painful decision to sell their building. Even though it is beautiful, the building had become a burden for this small, declining church. Through New Beginnings, attending our Evangelism conferences, and the church’s heart to be on mission, the leadership of the church made the decision to sell their building without knowing where they would worship.

Retired Presbyterian pastor asks congregations to give a flock

Retired Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor the Rev. Rex Wentzel wanted to stay active in the church after he left full time parish ministry. So, like many other retired clergy, he offered his service as a supply preacher for congregations when pastors were ill, on leave or on vacation. But Wentzel wasn’t in it for the money, rather he thought it was an ideal way to promote mission in the congregations he visited.