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Congregational Ministries Publishing taps Malinda Spencer

Experienced Church Educator Called to Promote and Interpret PC(USA) curriculum by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service Ruling Elder Malinda Spencer, a Christian educator and a past president of the Presbyterian Association of Resource Centers, has been named associate for Curricula Training and Promotion for the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Congregational Ministries Publishing(CMP). In her… Read more »

New children’s curriculum greeted with enthusiastic response

PC(USA) congregations nationwide are ‘Growing in Grace & Gratitude’ by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service Emily Stecher is seeing stars. Stecher, the director of Christian Education at the First Presbyterian Church of Portland, Ore., sees stars everywhere. In the church’s Sunday school classrooms—where the 8-10 year-old children recently made stars to represent God’s promise… Read more »

New Vacation Bible School curriculum explores clean water as mission

‘Water All Around the World’ designed for children K-5, with preschool inclusion by Gregg Brekke | Presbyterian News Service Living Waters for the World (LWW), a ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Synod of Living Waters, has produced a Vacation Bible School curriculum that repackages many of the key concepts from the ministry into child-friendly learning… Read more »

Making a case for summer education

One decision most churches struggle with each summer is whether or not to provide Christian education in June, July, and August and, if so, what it will look like. Those in charge of programming decisions realize that the joys of summer and school vacations bring the realities of irregular attendance and a volunteer staff ready… Read more »