Faith & Worship

Office of Theology and Worship launches new “Theological Conversations” series

Pastoral leaders’ group in Presbytery de Cristo is a powerful witness to the impact of engaging in theological dialogue by Emily Enders Odom | Presbyterian News Service How times have changed. Historically, Presbyterians and those who stand in the Reformed tradition were bound together primarily by a shared theology and a common theological vocabulary, observes Gary… Read more »

Old Bergen Church making the most of New Beginnings – after 350 years

Neighborhood prayer walks help historic congregation experience new life By Paul Seebeck To the Rev. Jon Brown the congregation he serves, which is about ten minutes away from the World Trade Center, is like “a treasure hidden in a field.” He arrived in Jersey City at Old Bergen Church in 2010. Two years into his leadership… Read more »

What Presbyterians believe: the sacrament of baptism

“Remember your baptism and be thankful.” For what, though, are we giving thanks, and what are we remembering? The following article was originally printed in the November/December 2015 issue, “Hope in a child,” of Presbyterians Today. By David Gambrell, Associate for Worship Baptism is one of two sacraments practiced by Presbyterians; Communion is the other. The act… Read more »

Being Church Together consultation explores multicultural ministry

Church leaders and agencies unite to discuss diversity and immigration issues In response to a directive from the 220th General Assembly (2012), the offices of Immigration Issues and Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) recently held a three-day immigration consultation in St. Petersburg, Fla., called “Being Church Together.” The Rev. Charles Wiley, coordinator Theology and… Read more »