In 1980, the year churches in the Missouri Union Presbytery decided they wanted to help Christians in the Reformed Church in Hungary, the churches had no idea that it would blossom into a partnership ministry to benefit their youth programs.
The Rev. Dr. Ray Jones, acting director of Theology, Formation & Evangelism ministries for the Presbyterian Mission Agency, has a deepening passion and understanding of the gospel that he says “is changing my life.”
Every three years, a hardy band of Southern California firefighters trained to provide medical care and share a comforting word takes a week of vacation to serve the medical needs of more than 4,000 Triennium attendees.
As she’s done for audiences around the country and beyond, the Rev. Dr. Diane Moffett is delivering the rationale behind the Matthew 25 invitation during a pair of workshops at Presbyterian Youth Triennium, being held this week at Purdue University.
Like Zacchaeus, many youth “live in a world where we are concerned about how others see us,” said Chicago pastor Sandra Van Optstal during a Wednesday sermon that highlighted a lively and earnest afternoon worship service at Presbyterian Youth Triennium. “People saw Zacchaeus as someone who was not gospel material. He had everything he needed, and it’s not likely he will would turn that around.”