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Worshiping Communities

New online platform developed for Spanish-speaking pastors

When Jaime Lázaro was looking for Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE) education in Spanish so that he could become a commissioned new worshiping community leader in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), he couldn’t find the polity course he needed for ordination. Knowing it was a need for several candidates in Southern California — and in all likelihood around the country — he and Martín García believed that God was calling them to do something about it.

Receiving the gifts of people on the margins

During a Zoom conversation Wednesday with the founder of Homeboy Industries, Father Gregory Boyle told hundreds of leaders connected to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 1001 New Worshiping Communities movement that in the midst of twin pandemics, “we must stand in the right place — with the poor, the powerless and the voiceless.”

Pastors hopeful for church’s future

After the first day of the Vital Congregations virtual facilitator training last week, the Rev. Neil Ricketts spoke with elders at the church he serves.

A game-changer

The Rev. Dr. Lindsay P. Armstrong and the Rev. Rafael Viana have spoken many times since they first met in 2016 — but they both remember one particular phone call vividly.

‘Who listens to the radio anymore anyway?’

When Stonewall Ministries decided to use money received from the Presbytery of Riverside to purchase radio ads on KGAY, the Pride of the Valley, Nathan Sobers had no idea that soon he’d have a weekly show exploring spirituality and social justice.

Six new worshiping communities receive Mission Program Grants

On behalf of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Mission Development Resources Committee has approved  Mission Program Grants to six 1001 New Worshiping Communities. The ‘1001’ communities receiving grants are listed below, followed by the presbytery and synod they belong to, along with a brief description of their mission and ministry.

New season of ‘1001’ podcast focuses on racial injustice and faith

In light of what New Way podcast host  the Rev. Sara Hayden describes as “the new round of organizing, strategy and action sparked by the most recent, shocking, continual — and yet unsurprising — anti-Black violence of our time,” the podcast of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities movement has begun a new season focused on racial injustice and faith.