Creating a Culture of Call: a conversation with Dr. Sue LeFeber

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/15/2018

We’ve spent some significant time this fall examining the need for pastors in rural communities in the U.S. Our blog series kicked off with Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams, Presbytery Executive for the Central Nebraska Presbytery, telling her story of the need...

Donor leaves more than $1 million for college scholarships

by Eva Stimson
9/6/2018

A Florida woman who was a lifelong Presbyterian, a savvy investor, and a pioneer for women in the Chicago banking industry, has left a bequest of more than $1 million to the Presbyterian Foundation. The money is being used to...

Debra Hepler to retire as executive director of Ghost Ranch

by Robyn Davis Sekula
8/28/2018

ABIQUIU, New Mexico — Today, Debra Hepler announced her retirement as the Executive Director of the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), effective February 1, 2019. Hepler has served as Ghost Ranch’s chief executive since...

October Lectionary Preview: Stewardship through the lens of discipleship

by Presbyterian Foundation
8/23/2018

By Rev. Dr. Cynthia Campbell Pastor, Highland Presbyterian Church The month of October is often the height of Stewardship Season. For those following the lectionary, October offers a close reading of Mark 10 which invites us to think about stewardship...

Bread of Life: A look at the Lectionary for August

by Presbyterian Foundation
7/5/2018

By Rev. Thia Reggio Editor’s note: Each month, we ask a Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) pastor to write about upcoming opportunities in the lectionary for discussing stewardship. For August 2018, Rev. Thia Reggio, Pastor of Astoria First in Astoria, New York,...

Stewardship of Earth is part of how we show love to God

by Minner Serovy
4/25/2018

The Confession of 1967 includes a wonderful image of the love of God: “God has created the world of space and time to be the sphere of God’s dealings with humankind. In its beauty and vastness, sublimity and awfulness, order...

Wills emphasis Sunday is set for May

by Robyn Davis Sekula
4/17/2018

If you are a pastor, having a conversation with a member of your congregation about their will may sound daunting. For many, it is. But do remember you are helping them with a task that they are likely dreading, and...

Seminaries working together

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
4/10/2018

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12          Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico last year, I’ve kept in touch with colleagues...