Office of the General Assembly

21st century ministry in a repurposed denominational HQ

Like the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Office of the General Assembly has been rethinking what it means to do ministry in the 21st century, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), told PMA board members Wednesday.

‘Keep our eyes fixed firmly on the prize, not on the politics’

Friday’s online appearance by Co-Moderator Elona Street-Stewart gave the Presbytery of East Iowa the chance to hear from one of the PC(USA)’s top leaders and to share some of the antiracism work going on in churches around the presbytery.

It’s a matter of record

Helping churches determine what’s an important congregational record and what can be stashed somewhere or even recycled was at the heart of Thursday’s webinar put on by the Presbyterian Historical Society, “Saving your Congregation’s Records.” Watch the webinar here.

‘Ministry is about relationships’

“Ministry is about relationships,” says Ian J. Hall. Hall started his ministry as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, on Monday, June 28.

Stated Clerk discusses renovating the Presbyterian Center and transforming hearts and minds

On Thursday the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) offered up his thoughts on the proposed renovation of the Presbyterian Center in downtown Louisville, a renovation that the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II also hopes will include the transformation of hearts and minds of employees inside the building and of Presbyterians working at carrying out Christ’s mission across the nation and around the world.

Not just a pastor’s job

The Church needs more lay leaders like ruling elders and deacons, and there is a great need for better formation and training.

A Corp Board receives financial audit, approves revised policies

While the decision concerning the renovation of the Presbyterian Center may have received the most attention, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation Board of Directors dealt with other important matters during its May 19-20 meeting.

A Corp Board approves Presbyterian Center renovation

Pending approval from the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, the Presbyterian Center, the denominational headquarters for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for nearly 33 years, will undergo an estimated $2.4 million renovation this fall and winter to prepare the first story and part of the second to host the 225th General Assembly next year and, presumably, future assemblies as well.