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Evangelism & Discipleship

Four overarching themes come out of new worshiping communities research

After the 2017 “Living, Dying, Rising” conference took place in August in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, a sociologist from the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Research Services department conducted informal interviews of participants, most of whom were leaders of new worshiping communities (NWCs).

A love for fly-fishing and radical neighboring

Without a pastor’s love for fly-fishing, Monica Carrillo — who crossed the Arizona-Mexico border when she was 13 — might still be living in the shadows. And the Rev. Karlin Bilcher might still be unhealthy and depressed, after a terrible first experience in ministry that nearly cost him his family.

Evangelism Conference on ‘Sabbath Rest’ to help PC(USA) rethink evangelism

Presbyterian Mission colleagues, the Rev. Dr. Ray Jones and the Rev. Dr. Jason Brian Santos in Theology, Formation and Evangelism ministries (TFE) at the Presbyterian Mission Agency have been asking each other questions about the practice of Sabbath such as, “What is it?”, “Why do we do Sabbath?” and “How do we depart, once we’ve participated in Sabbath?”

The church has ‘sold’ the building

After 170 years on Mt. Hope Avenue, South Presbyterian Church voted to sell its historic building on Easter Sunday 2014, a day chosen by the congregation for its symbolism of resurrection.

Finding ‘Common Ground’ on Jesuit campus

When Rev. Abby King-Kaiser was hired at Xavier University as associate director of the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice, she was only the second Protestant on staff in the office.