Association of Presbyterian Church Educators meets in Louisville

The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE) begins its annual gathering here today under the theme of “Deep & Wide: Boundless Hospitality.” The four-day event features worship services — two with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Stated Clerk the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II preaching — along with forums, interactive plenary sessions, a spirituality center and more than 75 workshops.

Upcoming weekend marks 26th annual observance of Children’s Sabbaths

October 20-22 marks the 26th annual National Observance of Children’s Sabbaths, a time for people of all faiths to devote to, and unite in, their concern for children, commit to improving children’s lives, and advocate for justice on their behalf. The 2017 Children’s Sabbaths theme is “Moving Forward with Hope: Love and Justice for Every Child.”

Presbyterians convene Educate a Child Round Table

A group of Presbyterian educators and ministers gathered this week at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to look at how to engage the larger church on the issue of education. The newly-formed Educate a Child Round Table met for the first time to organize and determine first steps. Participants came from across the country including California, New York, Tennessee and Michigan.

A matter of forgiveness — of student loans

In a video just released by Presbyterian Mission, Financial Aid for Service is drawing attention to its Transformational Leadership Debt Assistance (TLDA) program. TLDA offers $5,000 loans —with forgiveness for service — to qualifying pastors of churches with 150 or fewer members and to qualifying pastors of new worshiping communities.

How to make learning fun

Add new life to your religious education program this fall with these 10 church-tested ideas.