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After a two-year period of denominational soul-searching, the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is poised this June to consider dramatic changes to the ways the 1.66 million-member church conducts its ecclesial and mission work.
Administrative committee to consider confirmation of presidents, directors, board
Theological Issues and Institutions committee to grapple with new Directory for Worship
Middle East Issues Committee will consider divestment, two-state solution and child-detention
Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer by Jeanne Bishop has been named winner of the Presbyterian Writers Guild’s 2014-2015 Best First Book Award.
Overtures on requiring evangelism training for teaching elders, inserting caring for God’s creation as part of each congregation’s ministry—and a dozen other proposals—await the Committee on Church Polity and Ordered Ministry during the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board (PMAB) heard a presentation on April 27 on the comments proposed by its Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) Review Committee Response Writing Team Task Force.
The board of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will receive for discussion and approval the proposed PMA budget at its meeting April 26-29 in Louisville. Broad areas of the budget include a 15 percent reduction in spending in 2017 and 2018 as compared to 2016 and realignment of resources to fulfill the goals of the bridge Mission Work Plan.
Communications groups within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) were honored for their contributions to religious communications in 2015 with 17 “Best of the Christian Press” awards spanning a variety of topics and media. The awards were presented at the 100th anniversary gathering of the Associated Church Press, meting in St. Louis – the city in which it was founded – April 20-22.