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Final Report: The Church in the 21st Century

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:44

As part of a church-wide consultation that sought to gain insights and wisdom from the whole denomination about our shared identity and what the church is called to be and do, Presbyterian Research Services developed an online instrument and made it available in the fall and winter of 2015-16.

The theme of the 222nd General Assembly is “Hope in Our Calling.” This report should bring hope. We sent a broad invitation out to the general PC(USA) membership, hoping that some people would respond. We were thrilled that 3,427 Presbyterians responded to this call!

Coding Instrument for PC(USA) Identity Survey Data

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 09:38

In the report that follows, I report on the dominant themes that emerged, which includes theology, governance, inclusion, tradition, politicization, education, world, mission, family, and emotion. I also comment on some potential issues we might have expected to be prominent, which are not. After that summary, I provide a description of coding instrument and then offer a brief conclusion. The main body of this report is followed by three appendixes. Appendix A consists of the coding instrument itself. Appendix B contains the quantitative analyses. And Appendix C offers a series of substantive questions prompted by the patterns identified in the quantitative and qualitative analyses, which may inform future research, policy or practice.

Presbyterian Women Crossword Puzzle

Fri, 04/29/2016 - 14:18

Celebrate the depth and breadth of Presbyterian Women's impact with a fun crossword puzzle! Answers are included on the second page - - no peeking! 

The Handbook on Ordination Examinations

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:05

The Handbook on Ordination Examinations is designed to serve as a resource for inquirers/candidates, committees on preparation for ministry, committees on ministry, and ministers of other denominations who may be taking the PC(USA)’s ordination exams.

Version: May 2016/2.3

Exams Schedule

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:01

The schedule for the upcoming Ordination Exams cycle may be accessed by clicking on the red Download PDF button below. 

PW Churchwide Coordinating Team Spring 2016 meeting summary

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 13:00

Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team met in February 2016 to further develop plans for the 2015–2018 triennium. This summary includes highlights of work from the Administrative, Antiracism, Bible Study, Communications/Funds Developpment, Creative Ministries, Finance, Inclusive Community, Justice and Peace, Leadership Development Grant, and Mission Relationships committees, as well as other news from the national level.

PW Churchwide Coordinating Team Fall 2015 meeting summary

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:53

Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team met in September 2015 to launch plans and work for the 2015–2018 triennium. This summary includes highlights of work from the Communications/Funds Development, Creative Ministries, Inclusive Community, Justice and Peace, Mission Relationships, and USA Mission Experience committees, as well as other news from the national level.

PW Churchwide Coordinating Team Spring 2015 meeting summary

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:42

Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team met in March 2015 to wrap up work for the 2012–2015 triennium. This summary includes highlights of work from the Administrative, Antiracism, Bible Study, Churchwide Gathering, Communications, Creative Ministries, Justice and Peace, Leadership Enhancement, and Mission Relationships committees, as well as other news from the national level.

PW Churchwide Coordinating Team September 2014 meeting summary

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 12:35

Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team met in September 2014 to continue plans and work for the 2012–2015 triennium. This summary includes highlights of work from the Administrative, Antiracism, Communications Coordination, Creative Ministries, Funds Development, Gathering Planning, Justice and Peace, Leadership Enhancement, and Mission Relationships committees, as well as other news from the national level.

PW Quarterly Newsletter (second quarter 2016), b/w version

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:06

PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find information about Who Is Jesus? Bible study resources, advance information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, highlights from the spring 2016 Churchwide Coordinating Team meeting, mission and giving opportunities, excerpts from a Marian Wright Edelman essay on gun violence and much more. This issue is dated May–July 2016 and reflects news reported through April 27, 2016. To download the color version of the newsletter, click here.

PW Quarterly Newsletter (second quarter 2016)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:33

PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find information about Who Is Jesus? Bible study resources, advance information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, highlights from the spring 2016 Churchwide Coordinating Team meeting, mission and giving opportunities, excerpts from a Marian Wright Edelman essay on gun violence and much more. This issue is dated May–July 2016 and reflects news reported through April 27, 2016. To download the black-and-white version of the newsletter, click here.

Think You Know Presbyterian Women, Poster 7 (small, no background color)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:42

A new series of light-hearted and happily serious posters help show the range of what it means to be Presbyterian Women. Feel free to share (on bulletin boards or refrigerator doors, in newsletters or in circle meetings!). This (gentle) educational campaign will challenge everyone to rethink what it means to be a part of Presbyterian Women. 

This seventh poster in the series shows a vintage hat on the front and Presbyterian Women advocating for justice on the back. 

This file has no background color on the back of the poster, but the photos will still print in color. This file will print as an 8.5″ x 11″ document.

Poster 7 is also available as an

Think You Know Presbyterian Women, Poster 7 (large, no background color)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:37

A new series of light-hearted and happily serious posters help show the range of what it means to be Presbyterian Women. Feel free to share (on bulletin boards or refrigerator doors, in newsletters or in circle meetings!). This (gentle) educational campaign will challenge everyone to rethink what it means to be a part of Presbyterian Women. 

This seventh poster in the series shows a vintage hat on the front and Presbyterian Women advocating for justice on the back. 

This file has no background color on the back of the poster, but the images will still print in color. It will print as an 11″ x 17″ document.

Poster 7 is also available as an

 

Think You Know Presbyterian Women, Poster 7 (small)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:08

A new series of light-hearted and happily serious posters help show the range of what it means to be Presbyterian Women. Feel free to share (on bulletin boards or refrigerator doors, in newsletters or in circle meetings!). This (gentle) educational campaign will challenge everyone to rethink what it means to be a part of Presbyterian Women. 

This seventh poster in the series shows a vintage hat on the front and Presbyterian Women advocating for justice on the back. 

This file will print as an 8.5″ x 11″ document.

Poster 7 is also available as an

Think You Know Presbyterian Women, Poster 7 (large)

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 07:04

A new series of light-hearted and happily serious posters help show the range of what it means to be Presbyterian Women. Feel free to share (on bulletin boards or refrigerator doors, in newsletters or in circle meetings!). This (gentle) educational campaign will challenge everyone to rethink what it means to be a part of Presbyterian Women. 

This seventh poster in the series shows a vintage hat on the front and Presbyterian Women advocating for justice on the back. 

This file will print as an 11″ x 17″ document.

Poster 7 is also available as an

 

Pentecost Offering Resources for Children and Youth

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 11:22

Click on the links below for resources to include the smallest members of your congregation as you prepare for the Pentecost Offering!

2016 Pentecost Giving Catalog Curriculum Resources

Pentecost Offering Children's Sermon

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 09:10

What do your kids want to be when they grow up? This Children's Sermon by Rev. Karen Wagner shows how the Pentecost Offering can expand those dreams!

Pentecost Offering Lesson Plan - Make a Difference

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 08:39

This lesson plan (1 of 2) teaches kids how they can make a difference through the Young Adult Volunteer Program. 

Written by the Rev. Karen Wagner, Southminster Presbyterian, Prairie Village, Kansas

Pentecost Offering Lesson Plan - Youth in the Church

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 07:47

This lesson plan (2 of 2) reminds children that age should not be a barrier in church involvement.

Written by the Rev. Karen Wagner, Southminster Presbyterian, Prairie Village, Kansas

Connecting with Presbyterian World Mission

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 07:29

This panel was designed to assess the general Presbyterian’s connection with, understanding of, and reliance on Presbyterian World Mission and its Critical Global Initiatives.

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