From Homelessness to Hope contains a holistic approach to ministry with people who are homeless, including veterans, families and those who need a supportive context. Its analysis reveals the scope — widened by the recession — and the number of "regular" people affected by this aspect of poverty. Beyond its wealth of examples and resources, this text points theologically to the greater commonwealth that is God's kingdom of sharing, service and sustainable community.
"Starting New Inititatives," is designed to be both a discernment process and a practical guide for engaging the community. It helps a Session and congregation integrate the work the church needs to do with the spirtual leadership Elders are called to exhibit. It will also lead a congregation to go beyond its walls and engage the community in a new way.
What Presbyterians Believe 2 is an easy-to-read, 64-page resource and guidebook that is volume two of our popular What Presbyterians Believe series. It features even more topics of Presbyterian belief, worship and practice. Filled with references and links, this wonderful tool also contains sidebars to help parents and Christian educators explain our faith to children and teens. A great introduction or refresher to many core Presbyterian beliefs, What Presbyterians Believe 2 is a perfect resource for families, new members, confirmation and adult Sunday school classes, officer training and more.
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“Rethinking leadership,” the cover story in this issue, looks at what qualities define leaders of the 21st-century church.
Also in the November issue:
• New Jesus-driven ministries in the Northwest
• How Presbyterian colleges are cultivating leaders
• Firefighting pastor
Learning from Jesus
Come and sit at the feet of Jesus during Lent, exploring his teachings in the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7). Drink in Christ's timeless wisdom and learn what it means to live a blessed life. Reflect on Jesus' powerful words about marriage, money, prayer, worry, and many other issues that so many of us followers of Jesus still struggle with today.
Articles in this issue
explore how art can move from Sunday school Popsicle sticks to intentional and
worshipful practice, ranging from watercolor quilting to bluegrass music to
liturgical art to fingerpainting biblical images.
Also in the April issue:
ministry ideas for small churches
culture parables of the kingdom
dance at age 75
Through articles in this issue, you will discover a Christian-Muslim relationship that goes far beyond tolerance or peaceful cohabitation and offers an opportunity for us to learn, grow deeper in our own faith lives, and build together a better community.
In May’s feature article, “Hugs that change the world,” Rick Ufford-Chase, moderator of the 216th General Assembly (2004), and Sayyid Syeed, former general secretary of the Islamic Society of North America, reflect on the power of a friendship that transformed their callings and the life of their faith community.
Also in the May issue:
• College students cross faith boundaries
• Insider movement: 300,000 Muslims secretly follow Jesus
• Is dialogue going anywhere?
For many of us, water is such a regular part of our lives that we don’t think twice about it. But for many others, both around the world and here in the United States, clean, drinkable water is rare. This June issue of Presbyterians Today takes a look at the many ways in which water infuses our lives—and our callings—as Presbyterians. Whether it’s the water we pour in the baptismal font, or a polluted watershed adopted by a local congregation, or water wells in South Sudan constructed as refuges from violence, water is where we go to be reminded of God’s grace in a broken world.
In June’s feature article, “Polluting our baptismal waters,” Rebecca Barnes, associate for Environmental Ministries, examines the biblical and theological importance of caring for the world’s waters.
Also in the June issue:
• Water access for all: Presbyterian partners around the globe respond to water privatization and shortage
• Beachfront higher education
• Joining together: water ritual and litany for weddings
• Lessons from Cuba