Mission Yearbook

Three women receive Katie Cannon Scholarship

Racial Equity & Women’s Intercultural Ministries has announced the 2019 recipients of the Rev. Dr. Katie Geneva Cannon Scholarship. The Presbyterian Mission Agency established the scholarship to honor Cannon’s name and legacy shortly after her death in August 2018. The scholarship supports Presbyterian clergywomen and college women of color as well as other women of color with opportunities for leadership and spiritual development, helping women to develop leadership gifts and be equipped for even greater service in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Guitar Heroes

Sixteen-year-old Brandon Earley and his pastor, the Rev. Dr. Neal Carter, chose an unconventional route this past summer to grow closer while discussing Scripture, theology and anything else that came to mind during long hours spent on a hobby they now share.

Mental health summit starts conversation

When Laura Mitchell receives a nudge from God, she sees it through. “Sunrise of Hope,” a one-day mental health summit hosted by La Jolla Presbyterian Church in California this past spring, was one of those nudges.

Living and looking like Jesus

It’s that time of year again, when youth rooms are filled with laughter, Sunday school finds everyone from toddlers to adults with their favorite teachers, and small groups elicit joy all around. These activities represent different aspects of lifelong Christian formation, one of the seven marks of church vitality. Deuteronomy 30:15–20 sheds light on this mark — take time to read it now.

Minute for Mission: Christmas Joy Offering

In the lead-up to Christmas, many of us spend time in search of the perfect gift — the gift that communicates to friends and family how much we know and love them. We search our memories for indications of what gift might cause the faces of our loved ones to light up on Christmas morning. We scour the stores and shops, hoping to come across the thing that will communicate a depth that our words cannot.

Are we doing enough?

When the Rev. Stacy Cavanaugh was talking with the session of Union Presbyterian Church in Monroe, Wisconsin, about becoming their pastor, she asked ruling elders, “What’s the one thing I can change?” The only answer they could come up with was, “Just don’t tell us we can’t do mission.”

Light of Hope Presbyterian answers Matthew 25 call

The Rev. Edwin Gonzalez Gertz says Light of Hope Presbyterian Church in Marietta, Georgia, didn’t hesitate to become a Matthew 25 church. It provided them the language to articulate who they are.