History helps when conversations get stuck

by Nancy Crowe

Looking at our history — especially the sins of the past — is an invaluable way to move forward, said Heath W. Carter, Associate Professor of American Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary. But, he cautioned, it’s about more than just...

Authenticity is the key to quality online worship

by Mike Ferguson

Some of the best worship and most meaningful preaching the Rev. Landon Whitsitt has seen and heard during the pandemic has come from preachers and other worship leaders willing to share themselves in an authentic way with those attending the...

Presbyterian University of East Africa gains charter in Kenya

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Things have changed dramatically for the Presbyterian University of East Africa in the past three years --- despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Enrollment is up, construction debt is settled and the university now has a charter signed by...

Juneteenth becomes holy day of remembrance for Presbyterian Foundation

by Robyn Davis Sekula

Starting this year, Juneteenth is an official holy day of remembrance for Presbyterian Foundation employees. The offices of the Foundation will be closed, and the staff will be off of work to observe the day. Juneteenth is the commemoration of...

For churches, the pandemic has helped wipe the slate clean

by Mike Ferguson

The pandemic has given church leaders “opportunity at a very strange time,” the Rev. Jessica Vaughan Lower said during her Facebook Live conversation Thursday on leading congregations in 2021. The Rev. Dr. Lee Hinson-Hasty, senior director for Theological Funds Development...

Caring for those who care for others

by Mike Ferguson

About a year ago, Union Theological Seminary in New York City hired the Rev. Bertram Johnson as an interfaith minister. His call is to help students with their discernment process, including three students working as peer chaplains. “I provide spiritual...

Property Stewardship virtual conference envisions ‘A New Thing’ on its opening day

by Gregg Brekke

The Mid Council Financial Network (MCFN) held the first day of its two-day virtual seminar Monday, focusing on the trends, tools, and resources available to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) synods, presbyteries, and congregations as they care for their physical property. With...

Kyle Nolan ordained into service as Ministry Relations Officer for Presbyterian Foundation

by Erin Dunigan

Rev. Kyle Nolan is the Presbyterian Foundation's newest Ministry Relations Officer serving the Upper Midwest Region, which includes North and South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin. He was ordained to the position by the Presbytery of Lake Michigan on...

Expanding the Narrative

by Mike Ferguson

John Calvin and Martin Luther come to mind for many Presbyterians as heroes of the Reformation. But women also played significant roles, and thanks to a new six-part series from Theocademy, their stories have become more accessible. [caption id="attachment_10676" align="alignright"...

Mid Council Financial Network announces virtual conference set for Dec. 14-15

by Emily Enders Odom

The Mid Council Financial Network (MCFN) — the only entity that serves the needs of the volunteer and paid staff who work with finances in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s 170 presbyteries and 16 synods — is preparing to hold its...