LOUISVILLE (PNS) – A group of Presbyterian educators and ministers gathered this week at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to look at how to engage the larger church on the issue of education. The newly-formed Educate a Child Round Table met for the first time to organize and determine first steps. Participants came from across the country including California, New York, Tennessee and Michigan.
“This is a grassroots effort, folks within the denomination who are really excited about education and want to be instrumental in getting other Presbyterians involved,” said the Rev. Alonzo Johnson, coordinator of the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People and round table convener. “This week, we’ve been focused on advocacy and resource, having several conversations about getting people involved and looking at an education covenant that would be given to churches as their stated commitment to education.”
The round table grew out of the Educate a Child initiative launched at the 221st General Assembly in Detroit in 2014. The campaign included both a domestic and international focus.