Planning 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...

Cook Native American Ministries Foundation Today: Furthering Cook’s Christian Mission in Indian Country

by Debra Utacia Krol
7/22/2019

Editor’s note: This is the second of two stories featuring the Cook Native American Ministries Foundation. The Cook Christian Training School, one of the U.S.’s most well-known and renowned institutions dedicated to training Native people to become leaders in the...

Cook Native American Ministries: Seeding Native Leaders, Churches and Communities

by Debra Utacia Krol

Editor’s note: This is the first of two stories featuring the Cook Native American Ministries Foundation. You can read the second story here. A nationally-renowned theological college with roots in both Christian and Native American spiritual beliefs and culture trained...

Theological education leader Joyce C. Tucker dies

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
7/13/2019

The Rev. Dr. Joyce Cummings Tucker, a Presbyterian pastor, author, and prominent leader in theological education, died July 12, 2019, in New York City following a short illness. She lived in Princeton, N.J. [caption id="attachment_7766" align="alignleft" width="208"] Rev. Dr. Joyce...

Presbyterian Foundation promotes Olanda Carr, Robert Hay, Jr.

by Robyn Davis Sekula
7/10/2019

The Presbyterian Foundation promoted  Olanda Carr and Robert Hay, Jr. to Senior Ministry Relations Officers as of July 1. Olanda and Robert have served as Ministry Relations Officers in the East Region and the Southeast Region, respectively. Ministry Relations Officers...

Join us in Seattle for a Church Financial Checkup

by Presbyterian Foundation
7/3/2019

Financial sustainability can be challenging for congregations. The Presbyterian Foundation and the Seattle Presbytery are ready to provide you with resources that can address financial issues, as well as help your church discern God’s call to mission and ministry going...

Ghost Ranch chooses next executive director

by Robyn Davis Sekula
6/18/2019

Paul Fogg’s next post in the Presbyterian camp and conference center world comes with a strong sense of call. Fogg is joining Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center on September 30 as its new Executive Director. “I have never felt...

Robert Jones to speak at Big Tent Breakfast

by Robyn Davis Sekula
5/30/2019

Note: If you are ready to register for this event, sign up by emailing us at serving@presbyterianfoundation.org. Author Robert P. Jones will be the speaker at a breakfast sponsored by the Presbyterian Foundation at Big Tent in Baltimore on August...

Presbyterian Foundation reaches out to small churches

by Sally Scherer
5/24/2019

Where does your congregation see itself in 20 years? Chances are, an answer to that question doesn’t come quickly. After all, discernment takes time and thought. And sometimes, difficult circumstances have to be acknowledged and tough decisions have to be...