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In May, a denominational communications survey was launched to determine what the Church most wants and needs from Communications. Nearly 11,000 people responded to questions including “What is most useful about communications from the national offices?” and “What is most frustrating?” and “What denominational information would you like that you are not currently getting?” Some of their responses might surprise you.
One year into providing their First Reading: The Old Testament Lectionary Podcast, Emory University Hebrew Bible doctoral students — and preachers — the Rev. Rachel Wrenn and Tim McNinch are delivering a weekly tool for preachers who crave practical sermon help on the Old Testament passages found in the Revised Common Lectionary.
Being on Jesus’ side means doing it all, according to the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett, president and executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, and the Rev. Joe Morrow, PMA board chair. That job description for the agency Moffett leads is among the first phrases found in the 2018 Annual Report of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, which can be found here.
When Houston Hodges — a dyed-in-the-wool rural Texan — accepted a call to serve as associate executive presbyter for the Presbytery of San Francisco in the mid-1970s, the most daunting part of the job was navigating Bay Area traffic.
Scattered around the country, members of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board’s Outreach to the World Committee met via webinar Tuesday with mission co-workers from throughout Asia and the Pacific to learn more about the work World Mission is engaged in with its global partners there.
Casting the net wide to invite and include as many Presbyterians as possible to participate in the Denominational Communications Survey, Korean and Spanish versions of the survey are now available.
If you sometimes have trouble finding what you’re looking for on the Presbyterian Mission Agency website (www. presbyterianmission.org), relax. Here are six quick tips to get you where you want to go, quickly and easily.
How do you feel about the communications you receive from the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)? Do you struggle to find what you’re looking for on pcusa.org? Do you share information you receive with friends and colleagues on social media? Do you get too many e-newsletters or maybe none at all?
Giving seminarians the tools and the confidence to use their access to the media effectively once they become pastors or do other ministry was the task at hand Wednesday for five Presbyterian communicators speaking at Columbia Theological Seminary during a talk and webinar titled “The News and the Good News: The Impact of Ministry on Journalism.”
Why is it important for church leaders to have a voice in public media? This is among the topics to be explored by seminary students, pastors, church communicators and others during a March 20 event jointly sponsored by the Presbyterian Writers Guild and Columbia Theological Seminary.