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Evangelism & Discipleship
Competing against the noise and the sheer force of a second day of torrential downpours that literally shook the tent of meeting here, the diminutive—by her own admission—Rev. Casey FitzGerald displayed her own God-given powers in presenting the art of biblical storytelling to a rapt audience of some 275 conference attendees.
After weathering rains so heavy that they flooded the exhibit hall and much of the ground floor on the first day of the Go Disciple Live “Be the Light” Conference, some 275 attendees at the opening worship were particularly primed to hear a sermon on Jesus’ call of the first disciples at the seaside.
In December 2013 Steve Shive had a dream. Shive, general presbyter of the Presbytery of Wyoming, says that in the dream, he felt a strong sense to create a place where God’s people could come together to work on spiritual practices. “I saw our teaching and ruling elders coming together to learn from each other,” he says, “and to engage in the presence of their lives in Christ in community.”
“Keeping Faith” the video newsletter from Tony De La Rosa, interim executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency is live.
Unified under a theme inspired by John 13:34-35, Christian Discipleship: People of the Spirit, People of Hope, the Presbyterian Older Adult Ministries Network (POAMN) and the Association of Retired Ministers, Their Spouses, or Survivors (ARMSS) will co-sponsor a national conference for persons engaged in ministry with older adults from October 11-14 in Richmond, Virginia.
This year’s Triennium participants will have the opportunity to help youth and families in Asia by giving generously to the offering collected on Wednesday, July 20. These funds will help transform shipping containers headed for landfills into a storm-resistant classroom for students at the National Heroes Institute in Leyte.
Addressing a full ballroom at the assembly’s Evangelism Breakfast on June 21, the Rev. Jan Edmiston, Co-Moderator of the 222nd General Assembly (2016), proclaimed, “You are my people.”
In a world that is less and less biblically literate—and where even people who are already coming to church are by and large unfamiliar with scripture—the Rev. Casey FitzGerald loves to tell the story.
From the outside it’s a very non-descript place—a small building surrounded by buildings that are the homes of Amazon and Microsoft workers.
Presbyterian Youth Triennium registration is still underway, with a May 31, 2016 early-bird registration deadline approaching for the July 19-23 event held on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.