The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators will hold an encore Zoom chat, “What to do about Vacation Bible School,” at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. Part 2, a discussion around modifying traditional VBS because of COVID-19, was scheduled after a maximum of 100 people joined in last week’s call.
When members of the Christian Education Committee at Pisgah Presbyterian Church in Versailles, Kentucky, met to discuss options for their children during the pandemic, they decided to try something radical.
As more than 50 pastors and other church leaders explored together “Lifelong Discipleship Formation” — which is one of the Seven Marks of Vital Congregations — it became apparent that during the coronavirus crisis they are discovering new ways to help people live out their Christian faith.
Proposed budgets for the Presbyterian Mission Agency — about $61.2 million in 2021 and about $62.9 million for 2022 — will allow the agency two more years to continue the Matthew 25 focus and to carry out no small number of other worthy ministries, too.
With youth across the nation stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, two new “Quicksheets” resources from the Presbyterian Youth Workers’ Association provide ideas for youth ministry leaders and parents that help young people to “look beyond themselves and love their neighbors while they’re at home.”
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) students seeking their first associate or bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply now for scholarship awards through Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Financial Aid for Service at pcusa.org/apply4scholarships.