A Testimony from Campus Ministry

Bringing campus, church, and community together as we invest in the lives of students who will go forth and lead the world. When I was offered a leadership position in Presbyterian Campus Ministry (PCM) at North Carolina Central University (NCCU), I initially was...

Back-to-School (or Virtual School) Blessing

Many churches mark the back-to-school season with a Blessing of Backpacks for children, families, teachers, and leaders who are returning to the classroom after summer break. This ritual is a tangible reminder that God is present everywhere and accompanies us in every...
Partners in God’s New Creation

Partners in God’s New Creation

Bringing Generations Together in Partnership Back in 1989, the One Great Hour of Sharing program adopted the theme: Partners in God’s New Creation. A member of the congregation I served suggested we build on this theme with congregation-wide OGHS activities that...
The 45ers

The 45ers

By: Scott Dobovsky This is not a group of middle aged adults! At Valley Community Presbyterian Church where I am a member, a group called the 45ers meets Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. This is not a group of middle-aged adults, but children in the fourth and fifth...
Leaving the Church

Leaving the Church

By: Beth Terpstra I’m a young adult, and I’ve left the church. I guess I should qualify my statement. I haven’t left the church. I’ve left my church, my denomination; the secure structure of Reformed theology that was very formative throughout...