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Introduction to Cross Cultural Ministries video

This video serves as a brief introduction to one of Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/PW’s newest initiatives, Cross Cultural Ministries, in which the church engages in “mission in reverse” by consulting with European-American congregations and Mid Council leadership to assist them in their efforts to become more diverse and cross cultural.  

Urban churches

Creating Pathways of New Life in Urban Congregations Creating Pathways for New Life in Urban Congregations: Change and Opportunity is a five year follow-up to the Vital Signs of Urban Congregations resource.  This resource focuses on how the twelve congregations handled change and opportunity as they moved along in their ministry journeys.  A mixture of… Read more »

Scholarships and grants

Leadership training scholarships Leadership development and training for additional skills are critical for pastors and key lay leaders to help small, rural and urban congregations be most effective in their ministries.  In the area of Leadership Development, the Church Growth and Transformation Office provides the following resources: Scholarships for Training Events Thank you for your… Read more »

New Beginnings

What is New Beginnings? A way for presbyteries or individual congregations to envision a new future for their churches. It is both an assessment and a process: As an assessment, it provides congregations with information about their church and community, including a building inspection, a financial review, detailed demographic information and much more. As a… Read more »

2010 Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire

The Research Services office annually develops and distributes a questionnaire that goes to the clerks of session of all PC(USA) congregations at about the same time the Session Annual Statistical Report is distributed. Research Services staff work with other entities of the PC(USA) to develop questions for inclusion on the Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire. Distribution of… Read more »

Commissioning Service Ideas

Christian education week, designated in the Presbyterian Planning Calendar to begin the first Sunday after Labor day, is much more than a program emphasis Sunday or a theme week to jump start church after the lazy days of summer. New seasons at church begin with celebration. Congregations gather to worship and renew commitments of leaders… Read more »

Jinishian Jottings

  Read the newsletter Jinishian Memorial Program’s informative newsletter for Presbyterian and Armenian congregations and communities offers the opportunity to learn about our work, to hear the stories of the people we serve, and to find out ways to partner with us. We welcome your suggestions for the newsletter on topics of interest to you…. Read more »

The Racial Ethnic Torch Summer 2011

In this issue, you will meet emerging racial ethnic leaders who are transforming the church even as they are themselves being transformed. You will learn about significant achievements by racial ethnic congregations and interest groups, exciting new additions to our ministry staff, and upcoming events.

The Racial Ethnic Torch Fall 2011

In this issue, you will meet emerging racial ethnic leaders who are transforming the church even as they are themselves being transformed. You will learn about exciting initiatives in cross cultural ministries, significant achievements by racial ethnic congregations and interest groups and upcoming events.

Create prayer stations for your congregation

Plan your own prayer vigil for your congregation. Use these suggestions as a starting point, but adapt to fit your congregation and the available space and time frame. What you need Photographs of children and statistics about children downloaded and printed from the child advocacy website; photos from a free  use internet site, magazine photos… Read more »