Presbyterian Study Grant allows Princeton seminarians to explore call to ministry

The couple, both raised in Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) congregations, met at University Ministries, a parachurch ministry at University Presbyterian Church for college students in Seattle, when they were undergraduates at the University of Washington. Dexter Kearny, a PC(USA) “preacher’s kid,” heard his call to ministry during a University Ministries-sponsored mission trip to India in the summer of 2009. Liz Kearny’s growing sense of call came into sharper focus not long after her own two-month mission experience in Palestine, subsequent college graduation, and ultimately during her internship for the same campus ministry program through which she and Dexter first met.

College leaders share unique approaches to advancing interfaith cooperation

Presbyterian and Pluralist Conference concludes April 7 by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service Higher education is the oldest form of Presbyterian Church mission beyond the congregation. With its roots tracing back to the Protestant Reformation in 16th century Europe, in the United States the Presbyterian emphasis on higher education dates to the early… Read more »

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 »

Charlotte church finds success in children’s summer literacy program

Freedom School Partners are making a difference for those in need by Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Literacy skills, character strengths and a community that believes in success. Those are the three fundamental components behind the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program, a summer literacy initiative with a focus on children who need, but cannot… Read more »

Church partnership leads to successful tutoring program in Kentucky community

Presbyterian Church invests in Educate a Child initiative By Rick Jones Compassion, Peace and Justice Communications Yvonne and José moved with their parents to Shelbyville, Ky., from Central America when they were second graders.  Their parents were looking for work in the agricultural and horse industry but wanted to ensure their children received a quality… Read more »

North Carolina church transforming the lives of resettled families

Education is the focus of 20-year initiative By Rick Jones Compassion, Peace and Justice Communications Editor’s note: Since this story was published, Rev. John Odom accepted a call to serve as the Presbyter for Community Life for Mid-Kentucky Presbytery.  For two decades the Starmount Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, N.C., has been actively ministering to families resettling… Read more »

Presbyterians share ideas and vision for educating children

Big Tent 2015 workshop focused on national Educate a Child initiative by Rick Jones | Presbyterian News Service Around the corner and around the world, young people can benefit from the power of education. That was the resounding message from leaders of the “Educate a Child” national initiative, during a session at Big Tent last… Read more »

Celebrating a century of teaching, preaching and healing in the Philippines

Silliman University continues tradition of leadership development   By Juan Sarmiento Presbyterian World Mission international evangelism catalyst The recent dedication of a Presbyterian Mission Garden containing three large rocks marked the centennial of Silliman University Church (1906-2016) in Dumaguete City in the Philippines. The rocks represent teaching, preaching and healing as the basic components of mission… Read more »