Giving isn’t just for fall anymore

by Nancy Crowe
9/14/2021

The averted gaze when a member of the stewardship committee approaches. The neglected pledge forms. The Stewardship Sunday sermon the pastor secretly (or not so secretly) dreads giving. The annual stewardship campaign is a rite of autumn that must be...

Synod of the Northeast encourages online church relationships with seminar

by Erin Dunigan
9/14/2021

How can we not only ‘watch church’ but actually give people the opportunity to live out their faith and participate? This is a question that John Fong, Hybrid Church Growth Communications Consultant, wants to help congregations put at the center...

Multiple pandemics are uncovering what needs to be uncovered

by Mike Ferguson
9/10/2021

The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson has already announced her plan to transition as president of Auburn Seminary in New York City. So when she was asked this week during Leading Theologically about the work her soul must have, a...

Celebrate Theological Education Sunday

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
9/8/2021

Rev. Dr. Baron Mullis sums up why theological education matters in a video we released in 2020. Mullis serves as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, a church that is deeply rooted in service to community. “What a good...

Presbyterian Foundation hires new General Counsel

by Robyn Davis Sekula
9/1/2021

Daniel J. O’Gara joined the Presbyterian Foundation on August 30 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. As General Counsel, O’Gara provides legal advice and support to the Chief Executive Officer, Board of Trustees, and senior management to ensure that...

Worship and Music Conference content now available online

by Sally Scherer
8/30/2021

This summer’s Presbyterian Association of Musicians annual conference at Montreat was held in person and online. But if you missed it – or simply want to share your experience with others - another option is available. A recordings package of...

‘We shouldn’t sit back and wait for folks to come’

by Mike Ferguson
8/27/2021

Who are the “nones,” the more than 50% of the U.S. population who told Gallup pollsters last year they no longer belong to a church, synagogue or mosque? A look at the data, the Rev. Dr. R. Drew Smith said...

Estate planning does God’s work after we’re gone

by Nancy Crowe
8/25/2021

The “what” of estate planning can seem overwhelming to ministers, even those who regularly deal with death. Besides, serving God requires plenty of other earthly details. That “what” is not only important but manageable, said the presenters of “Estate Planning...

Using culture to inform the church

by Mike Ferguson
8/18/2021

Many preachers get a little antsy about preaching on and around secular holidays, among them the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Mother’s Day — and that biggest secular holiday of all, Super Bowl Sunday. In their minds, the culture and...

Church continues legacy of arts education through endowment

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/9/2021

In the early 1990s, Third-Westminster Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, N.J., was looking for a way to minister to the local community. They created the Institute of Music for Children in 1995, which provides music, arts and drama education to youth...