• Outlook Reporting 2 days ago

    PMAB approved budget changes: Reserve fund, conference centers, website discussed

    PMAB approved budget changes: Reserve fund, conference centers, website discussed

    by Leslie Scanlon
    LOUISVILLE – The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board has approved adjustments in the mission budgets for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for the next three years – authorizing spending increases that the denomination will pay for by drawing down reserves. Also, funding for both the Ghost Ranch and Stony Point conference centers – both of which have significant needs for capital improvements – remains a subject of discussion. These conversations have significant implications for the denomination’s financial future. With declining unrestricted revenue – and with reserves being drawn down closer and closer… continue reading...
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    Breaking news: Presbyterian Outlook interim consulting editor announced

    Breaking news: Presbyterian Outlook interim consulting editor announced

    Dear Outlook Friend, On behalf of the Presbyterian Outlook Foundation Board of Directors I am pleased to share the news with you that the Rev. Dr. John Wimberly has accepted our call and been contracted with to serve as our interim consulting editor.  In a note below, John will share his own thoughts with you. We are in a true partnership with you, our readers and subscribers.  In this period of transition we have felt your support and are hearing your ideas.  Please keep both coming our way!  Our commitment remains to… continue reading...
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  • Outlook Reporting 3 days ago

    PMAB asks, “What makes a good governing board?”

    PMAB asks, “What makes a good governing board?”

    by Leslie Scanlon
    Consultant Rebekah Basinger is leading the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board in a discussion of board governance Sept. 18; Photo by Leslie Scanlon LOUISVILLE – The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board spent a day talking about what makes a good governing board. “An organization will be no stronger than its board, at least in the long term,” Rebekah Basinger, a consultant who led the discussion and who has expertise in fundraising and board governance for faith-based organizations, said at the start of the conversation. Among the issues the board discussed: Who controls… continue reading...
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Worshipping in Advent: From Darkness to Light

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A 90-minute Presbyterian Outlook webinar  on Tuesday, October 21 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT) featuring Kimberly Long and Eric Wall Advent is a journey from darkness to light. During this season we confront our need for God’s judgment and mercy and wait with eager and longing expectation for the coming of Jesus Christ who will make all things new. We hear the promise of salvation and the reconciliation of the whole world as we prepare to welcome the very incarnation of grace, Jesus, the light of the world. In this webinar we will look at the theological arc of the season and consider how the biblical texts for Advent shape worship. Special attention will be given to new hymns and songs in the new Presbyterian hymnal Glory to God. Participants will come away with: An understanding of the theological arc of the Advent season; Knowledge of new hymns and songs for advent and ways of using them; Awareness of new liturgical resources; Ideas for visual and ritual engagement in … [Read more...]

PASTOR/HEAD OF STAFF

First Presbyterian Church of Salina, Kansas, is seeking a family-oriented Pastor/Head of Staff who is a people person that is skilled in pastoral care and preaching. FPC is a 450-member church with a 150-year tradition. FPC is a caring church that seeks a lead pastor who wants to develop relationships with FPC’s members and the Salina community. View our MIF #02846.AE0 and view our website: fpcsalina.org. Send your PIF to [email protected]   First Presbyterian Church 308 S. 8th St Salina KS 67401 fpcsalina.org … [Read more...]

PASTOR

First Presbyterian Church of Chillicothe is looking for a full-time pastor. We are located in Chillicothe, Ohio, one hour south of Columbus. Our approximately 400-member congregation is looking for someone with strong preaching abilities and interpersonal skills. We desire a strong leader to help us continue to grow both numerically and spiritually as we move forward as a church family. See our MIF #06409. Email your PIF to [email protected] First Presbyterian Church 13 Mead Dr. Chillicothe OH 45601 … [Read more...]

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRY

Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Our 1,500-member congregation seeks candidates with at least two years of full-time youth ministry experience in a church setting to join our team. Seminary degree preferred. Send résumés to: [email protected] Westminster Presbyterian Church 4400 N. Shartel Ave Oklahoma City OK 73118 wpcokc.org … [Read more...]

PMAB approved budget changes: Reserve fund, conference centers, website discussed

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LOUISVILLE – The Presbyterian Mission Agency Board has approved adjustments in the mission budgets for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) for the next three years – authorizing spending increases that the denomination will pay for by drawing down reserves. Also, funding for both the Ghost Ranch and Stony Point conference centers – both of which have significant needs for capital improvements – remains a subject of discussion. These conversations have significant implications for the denomination’s financial future. With declining unrestricted revenue – and with reserves being drawn down closer and closer to the required minimum – the PC(USA) will face increasing difficulties in balancing its future budgets unless new sources of revenue are found. On Sept. 19, meeting in Louisville, the board approved the following budget changes: For 2014: The board committed $1.5 million from the denomination’s reserves for high-priority capital expenses at Ghost Ranch. The board also voted … [Read more...]

Breaking news: Presbyterian Outlook interim consulting editor announced

John Wimbly

Dear Outlook Friend, On behalf of the Presbyterian Outlook Foundation Board of Directors I am pleased to share the news with you that the Rev. Dr. John Wimberly has accepted our call and been contracted with to serve as our interim consulting editor.  In a note below, John will share his own thoughts with you. We are in a true partnership with you, our readers and subscribers.  In this period of transition we have felt your support and are hearing your ideas.  Please keep both coming our way!  Our commitment remains to report and comment upon both the news and theological issues that shape the Presbyterian movement and inspire Christian thought and prayer. We believe John will continue that commitment in his interim service.  John holds graduate degrees in both theology and business practice.  He is a professional church consultant whose true passion is the local congregation.  Alongside four decades of congregational ministry, John has been a contributor to the Outlook and he … [Read more...]