Cairo Seminary celebrates growth and legacy of education

by Don Crittenden
12/5/2019

In the Arab world, the opportunities for Christian theological education are rare, which makes the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo (ETSC) an extremely important resource for sharing the love of Christ in this region. Early Presbyterian missionaries founded ETSC in...

Out of Three, One

by Erin Dunigan
11/26/2019

The witness of the West Philadelphia Presbyterian Partnership Three churches in the Presbytery of Philadelphia were at a crossroads – each considering their future for different reasons. Some might see a crisis – but Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace, Executive Presbyter of...

Online giving fuels church’s work to help immigrants

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman
11/12/2019

Mount Pleasant is a community of less than 9,000 people. It has an idyllic town square surrounded by restaurants and local businesses, just like one would expect when picturing small-town Iowa. That image changed on May 9, 2018, when dozens...

Online Giving helps First Presbyterian Maumee support community

by Sally Scherer
10/8/2019

Jack Hemple grew up at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Toledo, Ohio. His parents were married there. He was baptized there. “I remember being there a lot as a kid,” Hemple said, adding that back then his mother loved to knit....

Small church stewardship: count your blessings

by Robyn Davis Sekula
10/1/2019

Leaders of small churches sometimes spend so much time looking back at how things used to be that they don’t appreciate the blessings and assets their church still has, says Olanda Carr Jr., Senior Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian...

Creating a Culture of Generosity in your Presbyterian church

by Robyn Davis Sekula
10/2/2019

Editor’s note: For more stories and coverage from Stewardship Kaleidoscope 2019, click here . What are your earliest memories of stewardship? Who taught you what it means to be generous? Robert Hay, Jr., Senior Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation,...

Recipients selected for Excellence in Theological Education Awards

by Robyn Davis Sekula
9/13/2019

Two outstanding leaders in theological education will be honored at Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) 224th General Assembly in Baltimore in June 2020. The Committee on Theological Education and the Theological Education Fund will honor Rev. Dr. Darrell Guder and Rev. Dr....

Angela Curry joins Presbyterian Foundation as Vice President, General Counsel

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/26/2019

Angela Curry joined the Presbyterian Foundation recently as Vice President and General Counsel. She has advised public and private institutions for nearly 20 years, 15 of those serving as General Counsel. Previously Angela served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative...

Planned giving programs helps churches, members

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/5/2019

Death is not something most people want to discuss. We avoid the topic, and we certainly don’t want to bring it up in a discussion. But by avoiding this topic, pastors and churches are veering away from an important theological...

Theology and online giving tied together

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/2/2019

If your congregation doesn’t have online giving, it is a barrier to full participation in the life of the church, says Rev. Ellie Johns-Kelley, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation. “Giving is part of the liturgy, the work of...