Evangelism & Discipleship

Ministry is not about success but faithfulness

There’s always that first time—that time in ministry when a pastor’s expectations go unmet. It happened inevitably to the Rev. Jeff Eddings, who in 2004 co-founded the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community together with a United Methodist colleague, the Rev. Jim Walker, in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Navigating the roadblocks toward better mental and spiritual health

As flameless candles cast faint shadows on the walls, worshipers at the Disciple-Making Church Conference entered the meeting room—transformed into sacred space—on the evening of January 18 prepared to experience a unique service inspired by the Japanese art form of Kintsugi.

Disciple-Making Church Conference offers a spiritual detox of the soul

To hear the Rev. Jeff Eddings tell it, St. Ignatius of Loyola had quite a checkered past. Eddings, a co-founder of the Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community in Pittsburgh, whose own spiritual life has been profoundly shaped by the teachings of St. Ignatius, is here to keynote the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s annual Disciple-Making Church Conference.

Annual Disciple-Making Church Conference opens with call to let go

Travelers, not unexpectedly, arrive with baggage. And as pastors and church leaders regularly navigate the daily landscape of life and ministry under tremendous pressure and stress, they may find themselves carrying more than their usual share to the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s annual Disciple-Making Church Conference on January 16.

Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar now available through PC(USA) Store

Less than six months after the historic vote by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to add the Confession of Belhar to the PC(USA)’s Book of Confessions, Congregational Ministries Publishing (CMP) has released a new book titled Lenten Reflections on the Confession of Belhar.

Music leaders announced for 2017 Disciple-Making Church Conference

January event to feature Aaron and Ayana Teter by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service LOUISVILLE – The Revs. Aaron and Ayana Teter, both teaching elders in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), have joined the conference leadership for “Abide in Me… A Spiritual Purging,” the 2017 Disciple-Making Church Conference. The Teters, both graduates of Austin… Read more »