Planned giving module is newest addition to Stewardship Navigator

by Sally Scherer

In its continuing effort to provide congregations with practical help on financial matters, the Presbyterian Foundation will launch a planned giving module on the Stewardship Navigator in early August. The module will explain what planned giving is and teach church...

Rev. Dr. Glen Bell joins Foundation staff

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Rev. Dr. Glen Bell, an ordained pastor in the PC(USA) with 30 years of experience, joined the Presbyterian Foundation on August 31 as Senior Vice President of Development. [caption id="attachment_10114" align="alignleft" width="124"] Rev. Dr. Glen Bell[/caption] Bell’s significant experience as...

Celebrate Theological Education Sunday in September

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Rev. Dr. Mindy Douglas had her heart set on studying biology, followed by a career as a geneticist when she entered college. But, as she says, “God did a little God thing,” and she was called into ministry. She switched...

Pandemic, Protest and the Beloved Community

by Nancy Crowe

Does the Beloved Community stand a fighting chance, so to speak? The justice, hope and generosity of the Beloved Community — a concept introduced a century ago by American philosopher Josiah Royce and associated with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

Make connections to build congregations

by Maggie Harmon

The ISAAC (Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity) Gender Summit 3 wrapped up Saturday evening (August 8) after three days of empowering messages from women ministry leaders and allies on creating more opportunities for women and women of color to...

Living water and love: Remembering Pierce Buford

by Nancy Crowe

When the world was thirsty, Pierce Buford gave it clean water.  She did so as a “cyclone of goodness,” in one friend’s words, whose passion, persistence and Southern hospitality knew few bounds.  After all, she said in a 2017 interview,...

Church women of color gather for virtual summit

by Maggie Harmon

So many things are “different” in 2020, and different can be a wonderful opportunity for transformation which is something we heard quite a bit about during day one of Gender Summit 3, coordinated by ISAAC (Innovative Space for Asian American...

Does the pandemic represent an interruption or a disruption?

by Mike Ferguson

For congregations across the denomination, is the pandemic an interruption or a disruption? During a Facebook Live appearance Wednesday, the Rev. Dr. Rodger Nishioka said it’s the latter, because “disruption changes us, and it’s our job to say we are...

Needed: Courageous Leadership

by Mike Ferguson

Speaking last week during a Facebook Live event on the topic “Courageous Leadership Matters,” the Rev. Stephen Lewis, president of the Forum for Theological Exploration, told host the Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty that in many ways, “our future is rooted...

Foundation steps up to meet need for online giving

by Robyn Davis Sekula

In a typical month, the Presbyterian Foundation's online services team receives 12 to 15 online giving applications. But there's been absolutely nothing typical about 2020. The online giving service program operated by the Foundation allows churches and ministries related to...