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

[caption id="attachment_6417" align="alignright" width="300"] First Presbyterian Church of O'Neill, Nebraska.[/caption] 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...

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...

Asking the right questions: Part 2

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
9/30/2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post is based on a sermon given at First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee on Theological Education Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. You can read the first part here.  Proverbs is a biblical book for question seekers and curious...

Asking the right questions: Part 1

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
9/24/2018

Editor’s note: The following blog post is based on a sermon given at First Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tennessee on Theological Education Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. “It’s not true what they taught us in school; there is such a thing...

An update, and a prayer, for our friends in Puerto Rico

by Lee Hinson-Hasty
9/12/2018

This week, I watched Hurricane Florence take aim at the North Carolina coast, a place that is close to my heart and is where my home Presbytery resides. I'm anxious for my friends, colleagues, and all of those serving Christ's...