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Stated Clerk tells Big Tent the church is primed for another Reformation

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:50

July 7, 2017

Recently returned from the World Communion of Reformed Churches global gathering in Wittenberg, Germany – birthplace of the Protestant Reformation 500 years ago – Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Stated Clerk the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson II recalled a conversation with a local pastor.

Presbyterian Intercultural Network outlines steps to engage racism

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:40

July 7, 2017

In a room filled with individuals of all nationalities, the Presbyterian Intercultural Network (PIN) tackled the difficult subject of race relations in America.

Big Tent Plenary addresses Ferguson three years later

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 09:44

July 7, 2017

The shooting death of teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri nearly three years ago, continues to impact the communities of St. Louis and the nation. That’s the assessment of a panel discussion titled “Grounding Big Tent in the St. Louis Context” held at Big Tent on Thursday.

Big Tent opening day offers big fun for adults and children

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 07:43

July 7, 2017

Before the opening plenary of Big Tent 2017, participants came together for a time of gathering and community building. But it was anything but the usual meet and greet.

Speed-dating, Presbyterian style

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 12:24

July 6, 2017

While some 600 Presbyterians are gathered here this week for worship, fellowship and topical workshops at Big Tent, 27 others are here for a very different purpose: seeking their next call to ministry in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

WCRC joins declaration to overcome reformation divisions

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 11:50

Commitment expressed by Reformed, Roman Catholics, Lutherans and Methodists

July 6, 2017

Stephen Brown

World Communion of Reformed Churches Communications


The World Communion of Reformed Churches has formally joined an ecumenical statement with Roman Catholics, Lutherans and Methodists aiming to overcome divisions between Protestants and Roman Catholics from the time of the Protestant Reformation.

Big Tent 2017 kicks off in St. Louis

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:17

July 6, 2017

The picturesque campus of Washington University will play host to over 600 attendees as Big Tent 2017, the biennial event of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), gets underway today.

Board Launches Search for PMA Executive Director

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:51

July 5, 2017

The Search Committee for the Executive Director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency (PMA) has finalized the leadership profile for the position and formally launched the search for the next PMA leader. Applications are now being accepted.

The church has ‘sold’ the building

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:47

July 5, 2017

After 170 years on Mt. Hope Avenue, South Presbyterian Church voted to sell its historic building on Easter Sunday 2014, a day chosen by the congregation for its symbolism of resurrection.

Christian unity to be WCRC focus in Wittenberg

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 04:00

Global reformed body to commemorate 500tth anniversary of the Reformation

July 3, 2017

World Communion of Reformed Churches Communications

Phil Tanis

LEIPZIG, Germany

Five hundred years ago, Wittenberg was the site that sparked the Reformation, when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to a church door. This year, Wittenberg is not only the centre of a year-long commemoration of that event but will also, for a day at least, focus on bringing together the Church.

On Wednesday, July 5, the World Communion of Reformed Churches General Council will move from Leipzig to Wittenberg to host an ecumenical service of worship that will see the WCRC sign two documents.

Presbyterian Mission Agency publishes 2016 Annual Report

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:05

June 30, 2017

Following the June 29 approval by the Audit Committee of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board, the agency’s 2016 Annual Report has just been published. The full report is available online for reading or downloading.

Information, resources available for Immigration Sunday

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:13

PC(USA) observance is July 2

June 30, 2017

Office of the General Assembly Communications


As Presbyterians prepare to observe Immigration Sunday on July 2, the Office of the General Assembly reminds pastors, congregations, and mid council leaders that a host of information and resources is available online.

Interfaith leaders hold 23-hour vigil on Capitol Hill

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 08:29

June 30, 2017

For 23 hours, a group of interfaith leaders from a variety of denominations, gathered on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol building on Thursday to pray, sing and speak out against the Senate and House versions of a new health care bill. The group described the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) as “a greatly flawed bill” that was being rushed to approval before there is a thorough examination of its contents.

‘Theological Conversations’ releases ‘500 Years and Counting,’ for June 2017

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:30

June 29, 2017

In its sixth installment of Theological Conversations for 2017, the Theology, Formation and Evangelism ministry of the Presbyterian Church presents “500 Years and Counting” by the Rev. José Manuel Capella-Pratts, pastor of First Hispanic Presbyterian Church in Miami, Florida.

2017년 6 월 '신학적 대화'는 '500년 그리고 계산은 진행중임'을 발표한다

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:29

June 29, 2017

2017년 6번째 신학적 대화에서 장로교회의 신학, 형성, 및 전도 사역은 플로리다 주 마이애미에 있는 히스패닉 제일 장로교회 목사인 호세 마누엘 카펠라-프라츠 José Manuel Capella-Pratts 목사의 "500년 그리고 계산은 진행중임"을 발표한다.

All Agency Review Committee discusses future plans

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 07:12

June 29, 2017

The All Agency Review Committee of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) met yesterday via conference call to receive working group progress updates and plan for its Aug. 21–22 meeting in Louisville.

앞으로 나아갈 길 전권위원회의 중간 보고서 발표

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:59

그룹은 "관심과 수정이 필요한" 7개 영역을 식별함

June 28, 2017

총회 사무국 통신부


미국장로교회의 앞으로 나아갈 길 전권위원회는 3 페이지 중간 보고서를 발표했다. 이 보고서는 "관심과 수정이 필요한" 교단의 일곱 가지 영역을 밝히고있다.

Way Forward Commission issues mid-term report

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 09:50

Group identifies seven areas “in need of attention and revisioning”

June 28, 2017

Group photo of the Way Forward Commission (minus Emily Marie Williams, who had to leave) and support staff at December 2016 meeting. —Leslie Scanlon

Office of the General Assembly Communications


The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has issued a three-page,mid-term report that identifies seven areas of the denomination’s life that “are in need of attention and revisioning.”

Way Forward Commission to release midterm report

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 07:24

June 28, 2017

The Way Forward Commission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is set to release its midterm report today, saying it has started “to dream of the 21st century church we see emerging.” Under the direction of the General Assembly and the Stated Clerk, the group says it is taking a “bolder course” rather than “tinkering with existing structures” in an effort to sustain the organization.

Leading by example in Rwanda

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 07:00

June 28, 2017

Rwanda is best known for the genocide that swept the country more than 23 years ago leaving the nation with an impoverished and traumatized population. But Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission co-worker Kay Day, is focused on the future, not the past. And she believes thoughtful theological leaders she and others are working to train will build the future.


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