1001 new worshiping community

A church for the wounded and vulnerable

In his mid-20s with a well-paying job at a startup logistics firm in Manhattan, Chris Romine was wondering if this was all there was. Exploring all kinds of faith expressions, he kept coming back to the simple message of Christ’s life. Within two years he was hired by a nondenominational church in Hoboken, New Jersey, to plant a neighboring church in Jersey City. But his faith was shattered six months later.

PC(USA) charter congregation ministers to children of deported parents

The children coming to “Camp in a Van” were one of Misión Presbiteriana Hispana’s greatest success stories of 2017. Forty children showed up when the new worshiping community in Fayetteville, North Carolina, took its Vacation Bible School to a nearby park. Eighty percent of the children were not members of Misión Presbiteriana. Some of the children told leaders they had not seen their parents, who had been deported to their home countries, “for a long time.” Then they asked for hugs.

Coming out of the shadows

As a young boy, the Rev. Ken Fuquay felt a call to preach, but he wasn’t sure if it was real or just a shadow cast by his father. The son of a Pentecostal Holiness minister, Fuquay is still referred to as “Tommy’s son” in some circles.

The growing edges of evangelism

New worshiping communities are successfully reaching people who have never attended church and those who had previously given up on the church.

New worshiping community launches in rural Virginia

Lucketts, Virginia, is not a place that has diners or coffee shops. The one restaurant in this small town in the food and wine country of rural Southwest Virginia is closed on Mondays.

1001 NWC videos inspire pastor to produce stories from Coastal Carolina

Presbyterian churches and institutions will soon have the opportunity to hear what it is like to be a hometown refugee. Nora Arsenian Carmi is one of at least 15 individuals who will be visiting Presbyterian churches, mid councils and other institutions this fall as part of the 2017 International Peacemakers. The group will be speaking between Sept. 22 and Oct. 16.