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변화의 시기 동안 노회 리더십을 강화하기 위해 기획된 훈련 행사

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:46

May 11, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly

Louisville

한 노회는 수십 년 동안 지도자로 섬긴 후 은퇴한 총무를 계승할 임시 총무를 찾고 있다. 두 개의  노회는 한 명의 서기를 공유하고 있다. 다른 노회들은 행정 직원을 공유하고 협력 선교의 모델을 탐구하기 위해 애쓰고 있다.

Street-Stewart는 모든 사람들이 “우리에게 도래하고 있는 변화들을 우리가 어떻게 맞이해야 합니까?”라고 질문하고 있다고 말한다.

Training event designed to strengthen presbytery leadership for changing times

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 11:39

May 11, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Eva Stimson

Correspondent, Office of the General Assembly

Louisville

As executive of the Synod of Lakes and Prairies, Elona Street-Stewart is increasingly aware of the changes swirling through the sixteen presbyteries within her synod’s bounds.

One presbytery is looking for an interim to succeed an executive who retired after decades of leadership. Two presbyteries are sharing a single stated clerk. Other presbyteries are banding together to share administrative staff and explore cooperative models of mission.

PC(USA) General Assembly Committee 14 Preview

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 08:00

Theological Issues and Institutions committee to grapple with new Directory for Worship

May 11, 2016

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Jerry Van Marter

General Assembly news team

LOUISVILLE

Twelve years in the making, the 222nd General Assembly is poised this June to adopt a new Directory for Worship for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) First, the document (item 14-04) will be thoroughly reviewed by the Assembly Committee on Theological Issues and Institutions before it goes to the full Assembly for adoption and then on to the church’s 172 presbyteries for ratification in the coming year.

Committee receives one challenge to its nominee for PC(USA) Stated Clerk - Korean

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:15

May 11, 2016

News Release

Louisville

위원회가 미국 정서기 공천자에 대한 이의 신청을 접수하다

뉴스 보도

David M. Baker목사는 차기 미국 장로교 정서기로 J. Herbert Nelson목사가 공천된 것에 이의를 제기했다.

탬파 베이 노회 서기인 베이커 목사는 제 222차 미국 장로교 총회 (2016) 개최 45일 전이면서 또한 이의 신청 마감일인 5월 4일에 위원회의 공천에 반대한다는 그의 입장을 정서기 공천 위원회 (SCNC)에 통지했다.

베이커 목사는 위원회가 정한 신청 과정을 마친 13명 중의 한 사람으로서 위원회의 공천에 이의를 제기할 수 있는 자격을 갖추고 있다. SCNC는 4월 19일에 워싱톤 디시에 위치한 공공 증언 사무실 책임자인 넬슨이 공천자가 될 것이라고 발표했다.

6월 19일 일요일에 포틀랜드에서 열리는 총회 전체 회의 기간 ...

Se entregó reporte a la asamblea sobre identidad y propósito de la IP(EE.UU.)

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 06:10

May 11, 2016

Oficina de la Asamblea General

Toya Richards

Directora de Comunicaciones y Secretaria Asistente Permanente

Louisville

Ha emergido un dinámico retrato familiar de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) a causa de la reciente conversación a nivel de toda la iglesia sobre la identidad y el propósito de la denominación; y Dios, Cristo, el amor y el mundo se encuentran entre los temas más importantes.

También fue dominante el compromiso con la Teología Reformada, y al llamado de las escrituras con respecto al ministerio fuera de la iglesia. Ese es el mensaje que viene de «Cuando nos reunimos en la mesa: panorama de la IP(EE.UU.) (PDF)», un informe del Comité de la Oficina de la Asamblea General (COGA) para la 222ª Asamblea General (2016).

James Hickson Lee dies at age 48

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 13:46

Prophetic pastor and intercultural ministry leader envisioned Christ’s church as new, diverse community

May 10, 2016

James Hickson Lee. —Courtesy of New Covenant Fellowship

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

LOUISVILLE

The Rev. James Hickson Lee (1968-2016), a teaching elder member of Mission Presbytery and a tireless advocate for intercultural ministry, died on Friday morning, May 6, at his home in Austin, Texas.

Support grows for national boycott of Wendy’s Restaurants

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:00

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) endorses the initiative

May 10, 2016

Coalition of Immokalee Workers and supporters demonstrate against Wendy’s Restaurants in March on the campus of the University of Louisville. —Andrew Kang Bartlett

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

LOUISVILLE

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) has been trying for 10 years to convince the Wendy’s company to join the Fair Food Program (FFP), which focuses on the rights of farmworkers. Despite its pleas, the Ohio-based fast food company has said no. Now the CIW is ramping up its campaign by calling for a national boycott of the food chain. This is only the second time in the group’s history that a national boycott has been called. The first time was 15 years ago against Taco Bell.

PC(USA) General Assembly Committee 8 Preview

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 07:00

Middle East Issues Committee will consider divestment, two-state solution and child-detention

May 10, 2016

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Eva Stimson

General Assembly news team

LOUISVILLE

Thorny issues involved in the pursuit of peace in the Middle East will be among the topics under consideration when the 222nd General Assembly (2016) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meets June 18–25 in Portland, Oregon.

‘Partners for Just Trade’ organization celebrates tenth anniversary

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 12:57

Non-profit credits Presbyterian Hunger Program for its success

May 9, 2016

Artisans from the group Tupac Yupanki, which is supported by Partners for Just Trade, review an order. —Jessica Penner

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

LOUISVILLE

Artisans in countries like Peru and Cambodia that have struggled with extreme poverty most of their lives, are celebrating a milestone. Partners for Just Trade (PJT), an independent non-profit sustainable business, is commemorating its tenth anniversary. 

PC(USA) General Assembly Committee 9 Preview

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:00

Immigration and Environmental Issues Committee will mull fossil fuel divestment

May 9, 2016

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Mike Ferguson

General Assembly news team

LOUISVILLE

Competing overtures—one seeking Presbyterian divestment from fossil fuel companies, the other placing that action on hold—will headline the work of the Immigration and Environmental Issues Committee during the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Jeanne Bishop wins Presbyterian Writers Guild’s Best First Book Award

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 10:00

Story of woman’s account of redemptive struggle to cope with sister’s murder

May 6, 2016

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Jerry Van Marter

Presbyterian Writers Guild

LOUISVILLE

Change of Heart: Justice, Mercy and Making Peace with My Sister’s Killer by Jeanne Bishop has been named winner of the Presbyterian Writers Guild’s 2014-2015 Best First Book Award.

Stated Clerk issues statement on acts of genocide globally - Korean

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:58

May 6, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Gradye Parsons

Stated Clerk

Louisville

정서기가 세계적으로 일어나고 있는 대학살(genocide)에 대한 성명서를 발표하다

그래디 파슨스

이 성명서는 세계 여러 지역들에서 정부 및 정부와 관련되지 않은 행위자들에 의해 공격 목표물로 지정된 그리스도인들과 기타 종교 및 민족 그룹들이 직면하고 있는 심각한 물리적 위협들을 다루고 있다. 아시아의 여러 지역들에서 일어나고 있는 잔혹한 행위들과 학살과 테러 행위들은 매우 심각한 수준이며, 기타 종교를 신봉하는 자들 또한 미국 및 유럽에서 부당한 대우를 받아왔다. 우리는 선한 사마리아인에 대한 예수님의 비유를 계속 들으면서, 그리고 세계 도처에 있는 우리 기독교 파트너들의 이야기를 들으면서 위협을 받고 있는 자들을 위해 기도하며, 또한 우리 개혁 신앙이 오래 동안 기여해 온 인권 및 종교의 자유라는 이상들을 ...

Report submitted to assembly on identity, purpose of PC(USA) - Korean

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 07:53

May 6, 2016

Office of the General Assembly

Toya Richards

Director of Communications and Assistant Stated Clerk

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우리 교단의 정체성 및 목적에 대한 최근의 범 교회적 대화를 통해 미국 장로교에 대해 우리를 설레이게 하는 가족적 모습이 등장했다. 하나님, 그리스도, 사랑, 그리고 세상이 가장 두드러진 주제들이었다.

또 한 개혁 신학에 충실하며, 교회 밖 사역으로의 성서적 초청에 충실히 응답할 의무도 매우 중요한 주제였다. 이것이 COGA가 제 222차 미국 장로교 총회 (2016)에 제출하는 보고서, “우리가 식탁에 모일 때: 미국 장로교에 대한 짧막한 묘사”(When We Gather at the Table: A PC(USA) Snapshot)에 들어있는 메시지이다.

PC(USA) General Assembly Committee 5 Preview

Fri, 05/06/2016 - 06:00

Committee on Mid Councils considers eight overtures

May 6, 2016

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Eva Stimson

General Assembly news team

LOUISVILLE

The future of the 16 synods in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will once again be on the docket when the 222nd General Assembly (2016) meets June 18–25 in Portland, Oregon. The 221st General Assembly (2014) directed synods and presbyteries to collaborate on establishing a new configuration of synod boundaries that would reduce the number of synods from 16 to between 10 and 12. This year’s Assembly Committee on Mid Councils will consider responses from synods and presbyteries to the 2014 action.

Rebuilding in Homs, life slowly returns in Syrian city devastated by civil war

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 22:00

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance visits displaced residents

May 6, 2016

The city of Homs and the art painted in the streets by residents after they returned from three years of exile while extremists held the city. About 400 families have returned so far and say they don’t plan to leave again. —Scott Parker

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

LOUISVILLE

It is estimated that more than 250,000 Syrians have died since civil war broke out in the country five years ago. Another seven million are displaced. The United Nations and other world organizations say the crisis has set Syria’s development status back by four decades.

Pittsburgh pastor shares passion for the work of mission

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 12:42

Sending, receiving and experiencing the lives of co-workers

May 5, 2016

Tyler and Rochelle Holm serve in Mzuzu, Malawi, at the invitation of the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP), Synod of Livingstonia. Tyler serves on the theology faculty at the University of Livingstonia and Rochelle manages a program to help bring clean water and sanitation. —Photo provided

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Dave Carver

PITTSBURGH

A personal report from the Rev. Dave Carver on how he sees a full spectrum of mission involvement as key to transformational ministry at home and overseas. Carver is pastor at First United Presbyterian Church of Crafton Heights, a church in Pittsburgh Presbytery.

Committee receives one challenge to its nominee for PC(USA) Stated Clerk

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:58

May 5, 2016

News Release

Louisville

The Reverend David M. Baker is challenging the nomination of the Reverend Dr. J. Herbert Nelson for the office of Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Baker, stated clerk of the Presbytery of Tampa Bay, notified the Stated Clerk Nomination Committee (SCNC) of his intention to stand against the committee’s nominee on May 4, 45 days before the opening of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) and the deadline for challenges.

PC(USA) General Assembly Committee 6 Preview

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 06:00

Committee on Church Polity and Ordered Ministry takes up 14 overtures

May 5, 2016

Special to Presbyterian News Service

Mike Ferguson

General Assembly news team

LOUISVILLE

Overtures on requiring evangelism training for teaching elders, inserting caring for God’s creation as part of each congregation’s ministry—and a dozen other proposals—await the Committee on Church Polity and Ordered Ministry during the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance meets with ecumenical partners in Lebanon

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:03

Ongoing civil war in Syria and impact on refugees top agenda

May 4, 2016

The Rev Dr. Laurie Kraus participates in discussions about the civil war in Syria with the Rev. Fadi Dagher, of the Evangelical Synod of Lebanon and Syria. —Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Presbyterian News Service

Rick Jones

LOUISVILLE

Since the Syrian Civil War began in March 2011, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has been responding to the needs of affected communities in Syria and Lebanon. Working in conjunction with ACT Alliance (Action by Churches Together), members and ecumenical partners have been providing relief to refugees in neighboring countries and to internally displaced Syrians.

Office of Theology and Worship to host #TheoConvo Twitter chat May 17

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:07

Charles Wiley, author of ‘Polity Matters,’ to discuss call to faithfulness in the church

May 4, 2016

Presbyterian Mission Agency theologian Charles Wiley III presenting at Big Tent 2015. —Taylor Gash for Presbyterian News Service

Presbyterian News Service

Emily Enders Odom

LOUISVILLE

In its ongoing efforts to reach new and ever broader audiences through social media, the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s office of Theology and Worship will host its fifth Twitter chat on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT. 

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