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Examination in Open Book Bible Exegesis

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 07:20

This examination shall assess the candidate's ability to interpret an assigned passage of Scripture by demonstrating attention to the original language of the text, an understanding of the text's historical context, and an ability to relate the text effectively to the contemporary life of the church in the world.

Ideas: Together in Action for Children's Literacy

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:59

Join PW for our next Together in Action Days, May 2–8, 2016, focused around children's literacy. Download this page with suggestions for action.

One Great Hour of Sharing Lesson Plan - Body of Christ

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:58

This lesson plan (2 of 2) uses the example of the Body of Christ.

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

One Great Hour of Sharing Lesson Plan - Fruit of the Spirit

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:53

This Lesson Plan (1 of 2) uses fruit to teach the Fruit of the Spirit.

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

Ideas to Connect the Presbyterian Giving Catalog with Children's Ministry

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:20

Many congregations have had great fun and success incorporating the Presbyterian Giving Catalog into their worship and curriculum. Find resources and ideas here to get the whole church involved! 

One Great Hour of Sharing Children's Sermon - Body of Christ

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:14

A children's sermon for use with One Great Hour of Sharing about being the Body of Christ.

One Great Hour of Sharing Children's Sermon - Serve One Another

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:06

A children's sermon for use with One Great Hour of Sharing and the popular Gracie stories.

PW Quarterly Newsletter (first quarter 2016)

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:39

The PW quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Be among the first to see the new PW: Be Amazed campaign, find the 2016 Birthday Offering order form, 2016–2017 Bible study flier, Healthy Women Healthy Families, highlights from synod and presbytery groups, mission news and ideas, the new Together in Action for Children's Literacy, and lots more. This issue is dated February–April 2016 and reflects news reported through January 31, 2016.

Note: This resource is also distributed as a print piece, mailed with enclosures. This download includes electronic copies of the inserts.

Think You Know Presbyterian Women, Poster 1 (large)

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:21

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 file will print as an 11″ x 17″ document; it is also available as an 8.5″ x 11″ document.

Think You Know Presbyterian Women, Poster 1 (small)

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 07:21

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 file will print as an 8.5″ x 11″ document; it is also available as an 11″ x 17″. 

Study Guide on Developing Regional Racial Ethnic Ministries

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 08:46

Shifting Accountability for Racial Ethnic Ministries in the PC(USA) from Variety to Equity

Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community Antiracism Study Guides

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 14:46

This series of six antiracism study guides is appropriate for an hour-long conversation among adults or teens. They provide a pedagogical tool for empowering church communities to have important conversations about race and racism in relation to Christian faith. The study guides are based on topics and concepts covered in the church-wide antiracism policy “Facing Racism: A Vision of the Intercultural Community." The topics of the six guides are:  Biblical Imperatives to Antiracism, Envisioning a New Way of Life Together, PC(USA) and Racial Reconciliation, Racism 101, Enduring Legacy of Racism in the U.S., and Responding as a Community of Faith. This training tool includes a list of antiracism resources for congregations or presbyteries desiring further information.

2016 One Great Hour of Sharing Calendar

Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:43

This calendar highlights some of the challenging situations your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing address when extending care to God's people in North America and around the world. Each day suggests a donation of coins or bills. Your household can decide which unit is best for your situation each day. We challenge you to be as generous as you can be.

We pray that this calendar is not merely a stewardship tool, but also a daily opportunity to educate and discuss who our faith, when acted upon, makes a difference in the world.

One Great Hour of Sharing Resources for Children

Mon, 01/25/2016 - 14:03

In collaboration with Rev. Karen Wagner, a certified Christian educator, we have produced a number of resources for use in the faith formation of children during the season of Lent and One Great Hour of Sharing.

Lent 2016 Daily Calendar from the Presbyterian Hunger Program

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 06:56

The Lent 2016 daily calendar, "Tread Lightly for Lent," from the Presbyterian Hunger Program, is now available.

This daily calendar is a quick and easy way to stay mindful of all God's creation throughout the season of Lent. As we slow down, reflect, take on spiritual disciplines, and give up distractions during the season of Lent, what parts of God's creation call our attention, remind us of God, or invite us to become more deeply the people God has created us to be? In this calendar are reflection questions, readings, facts, stories, and suggested actions to draw you more deeply into relationship with God and all God's creation, as you make your way through Lent.

 (If you want only the text in a Word document, click here.)

Educator Certification Advisors

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 07:28

To become connected to an Education Certification Advisor in your presbytery or a surrounding presbytery, if necessary, use this presbytery map and the below list of presbytery-approved Educator Certification Advisors.  This connection is required at the time of application.

CLC User Guide

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:22

Church Leadership Connection (CLC) system User Guide.

Presbyterian College Women Academic Scholarship form (2016)

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:58

Presbyterian College Women’s academic scholarship program helps equip young women to be leaders in both church and society. A $1,500 scholarship is available for an NNPCW member active in empowering women on her campus.

Presbyterian College Women New Immigrant Academic Scholarship form (2016)

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 10:45

Presbyterian College Women’s academic scholarship program helps equip young women to be leaders in both church and society. A $1,500 scholarship is available for a new immigrant woman pursuing a college education.

Seven Days of Prayer and Action to End Human Trafficking

Wed, 01/06/2016 - 15:51

This resource provides information, resources, prayers and more for each of the seven days leading up to and including national Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Use it to raise awareness of human trafficking, examine its many facets and develop a response to it.

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