Welcome to the Outlook’s new website!
We couldn’t be more excited to share our new digital platform with you. Although we’re still fine-tuning, you’ll notice our new website has a cleaner look that will make it easier to read and navigate. The process of searching for old articles, guest authors, and our liturgical and educational resources has also been much improved. The functionality of the website as a whole is now more in line with what publishers are using today.
I’m particularly excited about one new website feature. The Outlook and other national PC(USA) sources (such as the beloved “Monday Morning” newsletter) used to keep us informed of pastoral transitions, retirements, ordinations and deaths of our friends and colleagues. These resources disappeared as budgets were cut and the work required to keep the news updated outweighed staff capacity. Through the new technology our redesigned website offers, we’re launching “Did you hear? Community news from the church.” This is a self-populating webpage where you can post and share your personal and professional news about retirements, ordinations, changes of call, anniversaries, memorials and celebrations. Once we get enough news posted on a regular basis, we plan to launch an e-newsletter that will deliver “Did you hear?” to your inboxes. We’re excited and hopeful that this resource will help meet our faith community’s desire to stay connected. For a limited time, you can post updates on our “Did you hear?” page for free. We hope you’ll visit the page and share your news.
It was our goal to launch this new website before this summer’s 225th General Assembly because we wanted it to enhance the Outlook’s service to the national church. You’ll be able to read several articles for free before reaching our website’s paywall. Subscribers will have full access to all our digital content. If you’re not a subscriber, I encourage you to take advantage of this special offer.
As an independent, non-profit ministry of the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) the Outlook relies on subscriptions, advertisements, and fundraising to fund our work and pay our staff. Without the support of generous donors and multiple grants, our new website would not have been possible. We are incredibly grateful for this support!
Thank you for visiting our new website. We hope you enjoy your reading experience and return to www.pres-outlook.org often!
Peace in Christ,
Teri McDowell Ott