Make the most of your mini capital campaign

by Nancy Crowe

Your church’s boiler gave up the ghost. The parking lot needs to be resurfaced. A tornado took off part of the church’s roof. Or maybe your Session wants to help the community with low-income housing. [caption id="attachment_15388" align="alignright" width="400"] John...

Small Church Spotlight: First Presbyterian Church of Springfield, NY

by Erin Dunigan

Founded in 1796, the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield has had a long history in the rolling hills of rural Upstate New York. However, like many churches in rural areas, the “glory days” of full pews and overflowing Sunday school...

A PC(USA) pastor who knows how to ask good questions of the church

by Mike Ferguson

[caption id="attachment_15330" align="alignright" width="238"] The Rev. Mark Ramsey[/caption] Presbyterian Foundation kicked off the third season of his “Leading Theologically” podcast on Wednesday looking at the joys of ministry alongside guest the Rev. Mark Ramsey, executive director of The Ministry Collaborative....

Storytelling, leadership build culture of generosity

by Nancy Crowe

The stories we tell about stewardship should reflect what Robert Hay Jr. calls “joyous discipline.” Church leaders need to model this as well, he said. Hay recalled how his parents taught him early to tithe first. That was a challenge...

On Stewardship: Be clear with congregation about goals

by Nancy Crowe

An integrated, year-round approach to stewardship requires careful planning to make the most of your church’s resources and efforts. Maggie Harmon, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation, offered tips for building a stewardship calendar in “Tactical Stewardship: Creating an...

All about the Employee Retention Credit

by Presbyterian Foundation

Are you getting bombarded by emails from consultants who say they can help your church, ministry, or mid-council apply for the ERC? You’re not alone! The ERC was part of the CARES Act. It is a refundable credit available to...

Technology grant from the Presbyterian Foundation brings inspiration to a congregation in Puerto Rico

by Erin Dunigan

en español                                      한국어로 When Pastor Erika Irizarry Rodriguez received a technology grant from the Presbyterian Foundation she breathed both a sigh of relief and exclaimed a shout of joy. The $5,000 grant is part of a program which allows the Presbyterian...

Troy Marables promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Human Resources

by Robyn Davis Sekula

At the Presbyterian Foundation Board of Trustees meeting on June 15 in Louisville, Troy Marables was promoted from Vice President to Senior Vice President of Human Resources. [caption id="attachment_15026" align="alignleft" width="319"] Troy Marables, Senior Vice President of Human Resources[/caption] Troy...

Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment reports significant wins during this year’s proxy season

by Layton Williams Berkes

As June drew to a close, leaders from the committee tasked with responsible investment for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) report a productive season with several notable achievements. In particular, the Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment was able to withdraw...

Good faith, good company and ‘good trouble’ guide J. Herbert Nelson

by Nancy Crowe

[caption id="attachment_9726" align="alignright" width="124"] Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II[/caption] J. Herbert Nelson II, then known as Herbie, was nominated as a deacon at age 15. “I had no idea what a deacon did,” he recalled, laughing. What he did...