Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resources for Congregations and Members

Young Adult Volunteers

Seeking a pastoral call during a pandemic

When Teresa Larson first learned that her graduation from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary would be virtual, she did what she was trained to do.

A lifetime of change — and acceptance

The Rev. Ashley McFaul-Erwin would not likely be a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  today if she’d stayed in her homeland of Northern Ireland — and never found the Young Adult Volunteers (YAV) program.

Varied, far-flung mission is envisioned over the next two years

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.

Young Adult Volunteers rising to lead in a time of crisis

While Luke Rembold isn’t grateful for the circumstances of the current COVID-19 crisis and the pain and fear it is causing, he is grateful for the way he sees his Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) responding.

Mission co-workers returning to the United States

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has requested that all mission co-workers with the United States as home-base (United States citizens and U.S. permanent residents) return to the U.S. as recommended by the State Department. World Mission’s crisis management team is meeting seven days a week to coordinate individually with each mission co-worker in each country to determine the best course of action.

Church of Central Africa Presbyterian and the PC(USA)

With support provided by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP)’s Synod of Zambia created a Health Department in 2016. During its first three years, the CCAP’s Health Department has focused on building and improving infrastructure, strengthening the health of women and girls and ensuring availability of preventative medicine and personnel.

Korea YAVs share highlights from their year of service

Living in intentional Christian community looks different this year for Young Adult Volunteers (YAVs) in South Korea. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s two Korea YAVs — Susannah Stubbs and Amanda Kirkscey — are living in a school dormitory and a church guest house instead of the previous site model where they lived together, next door to the YAV site coordinator.