It’s Right in Front of You

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
1/28/2019

Editor’s note: Lee Hinson-Hasty preached on Jan. 6 to his lectionary group in Estes Park, Colorado, at Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. His sermon was delivered on Epiphany and was on Matthew 2:1-12, the coming of the magi. What...

What about Joseph?

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
12/14/2018

Editor's note: Lee Hinson-Hasty was recently in Colorado, and preached at Faith Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The text Lee preached on was Matthew 1:18-25, which is the text for the fourth Sunday in Advent in the narrative lectionary. If...

Creating an open and affirming church environment for all

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
12/12/2018

For our last installment in our blog series on the need for pastors in rural America, we talked to someone with a national perspective: Rev. Jihyun Oh. Jihyun is a teaching elder member of Presbytery of Greater Atlanta currently serving...

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...

O’Neill, Nebraska needs a pastor, too

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/7/2018

There is important, impactful ministry to be done in America’s rural communities. There are people everywhere waiting for a leader to come alongside them, as Rev. Emily Zeig Lindsey said in a video we filmed last year. But there is...

The call to rural Nebraska: a seminary perspective

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
11/4/2018

This month, we’re examining the need for pastors in rural communities by taking a deep dive into the Central Nebraska Presbytery. We’ve heard from Polly Deppen-Williams, Presbytery Executive for this Presbytery, and we’ve heard from two pastors who were called...

A limitless God called me to Nebraska

by Eddie Mariel
10/20/2018

Editor's note: We are continuing a series of blog posts that examine the need for pastors in rural settings. During October and November, we're publishing blog posts from the Central Nebraska Presbytery, hearing the perspectives of pastors, churches that are...

Midwestern Ministry Context: A glimpse of the good life

by Greg Allen-Pickett
10/14/2018

Editor's note: During October, we exploring the need for pastors in rural communities, with a focus on Nebraska. Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Central Nebraska Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams contacted us recently to discuss the need for pastors,...

Caring for your soul while caring for the church

by Lee Hinson-Hasty

Editor's note: Rev. Cindy Kohlmann is serving as co-moderator of the 223rd General Assembly of the PC(USA), along with Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri. She also serves as Resource Presbyter for both the Presbytery of Northern New England and the Presbytery of Boston....

God’s call to rural communities

by Polly Deppen-Williams
10/4/2018

Editor's note: During October, we are going to explore the need for pastors in rural communities, with a focus on Nebraska. Executive Presbyter and Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Central Nebraska Rev. Polly Deppen-Williams contacted us recently to discuss the...