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Theological education leader Joyce C. Tucker dies

The Rev. Dr. Joyce Cummings Tucker, a Presbyterian pastor, author, and prominent leader in theological education, died Friday, July 12, in New York City following a short illness. She lived in Princeton, N.J.

Presbyterian Foundation announces two promotions

The Presbyterian Foundation promoted Olanda Carr and Robert Hay, Jr. to Senior Ministry Relations Officers as of July 1. They have served as Ministry Relations Officers in the East Region and Southeast Region, respectively.

Presbyterian Foundation announces changes to New Covenant Growth Fund

Effective May 13, the New Covenant Growth Fund (the “Fund”) transitioned from an active to a passive implementation. The mandate will be altered, as needed, to satisfy the Fund’s social screen and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) tilt, which remain as key components of the Fund.  Details regarding this change can be viewed in the prospectus supplement dated May 13, 2019. Click here to read it.

Presbyterian Foundation reaches out to small churches

Where does your congregation see itself in 20 years? Chances are, an answer to that question doesn’t come quickly. After all, discernment takes time and thought. And sometimes, difficult circumstances must be acknowledged and tough decisions have to be made.

Learning theology from my mother

I was always proud to be a preacher’s kid. Growing up in Arkansas and Texas, it surprised many people when I told them my mother was the preacher, not my father. These types of exchanges certainly came with many puzzled looks.

Holistic practices guide pastors through Holy Week

The first year that Rev. Stephanie Ryder served as a pastor, the church’s administrative assistant quit, with her last day being the Wednesday of Holy Week. Serving as a solo pastor, it put the church’s administrative tasks on Ryder, on top of writing additional sermons and creating plans for three services. “I was really caught off guard,” she says. “I know now not to schedule anything during Holy Week that isn’t truly necessary.”

Stewardship Navigator debuts to warm reviews

The work involved with creating and implementing your Presbyterian church’s stewardship program just got a whole lot easier.Stewardship Navigator, an educational website launched this month by the Presbyterian Foundation, is a free online tool for Presbyterian congregations. You can find it at stewardshipnavigator.com.