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Mission Support

Four generations of Presbyterian mission: From potted plant to garden

If there is a revered profession in my family, it is a life given to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. In 1884, my great-grandfather J. Vernon Bell began his ministry as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Dubois, Pennsylvania, almost 100 years to the day that I entered Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

When two worlds collide: Ministry in Guatemala and the US

As we move through traffic, I think how much we must seem like ants scrambling to find space as they rush through each other. I am back in Guatemala City, and each time I come here I am struck by how dense and congested this city is.

Countering the commercialization of Christmas

If Black Friday and Cyber Monday’s commercialization of Christmas has left you discouraged, you may be able to recover your holiday joy by supporting Presbyterian ministries on #GivingTuesday.

Racial Ethnic and New Immigrant coaches trained to meet congregations’ culturally specific needs

The day following an unprecedented election of this nation’s 45th president, many were left wondering about the state of cultural diversity and immigrants in the U.S. To help the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) move past cultural differences, 22 coaches from across the country met in Louisville, November 9-11, 2016, for Racial Ethnic & New Immigrant coaches training.

Presbyterian Church Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

The Presbyterian Foundation has partnered with the Presbyterian Mission Agency to support #GivingTuesday. This global day of giving harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy, celebrate generosity and provide people everywhere with an opportunity to give more, give smarter and give great. Held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in… Read more »