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Ministers’ Housing Allowances: What’s Ahead and What Should You Do?

 images/stories/richardsonsm.jpgTuesday, Jan 21, 2014     

2 p.m. E.T. (11 a.m. P.T.)

The recent court ruling that ministers’ housing allowances are unconstitutional has stunned ministers, priests, church treasurers and session/vestry/board members.  While it's not clear whether that ruling will hold up under appeal or be implemented in more than one geographic area, the ruling has provoked plenty of  concern about the potential tax impact  for ministers and cost implications for congregations if housing allowances for ministers were to be disallowed. What do clergy and congregations need to be doing now as we await the next steps from the courts?

Celebrating the Church Year in Verse and Rhyme (presented by J. Barrie Shepherd)



A Presbyterian Outlook 90-minute webinar presented by J. Barrie Shepherd

Tuesday, January 28 2014 at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)


Is there a poet hiding inside your soul? Are you a preacher that’s ready to bring fresh color to move your congregation? Are you ready to spice up your congregation’s liturgy in ways that evoke depth responses and produce lasting memories? One of the most renowned church poet-preachers of the past 40 years wants to share his gifts, his heart, his skills with you.

Webinar: Pilgrims in a Post-Modern World


A Presbyterian Outlook 90-minute webinar

presented by Ruth Everhart

Tuesday, January 14 2014

at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT)

Christianity has gone global. Ancient spiritual practices are new again. 

The stage is set for your church to unlock the potential of pilgrimage. 

Engage Discipleship

A Presbyterian Outlook 90-minute webinar presented by Ray Jones

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 4 p.m. ET


How is your congregation raising up new disciples? Are you looking for new approaches to ignite and engage your discipleship practices?


The Evangelism Office is becoming more convinced that if churches are making disciples, we will be starting new churches, reaching new people and doing justice in our communities.

Connecting with Young Adults and Equipping a Multigenerational Church (presented by Rob Fohr)



A Presbyterian Outlook 90-minute webinar presented by Rob Fohr


Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 4pm ET


How is your congregation reaching out to young adults?


In this webinar, Rob Fohr will help you navigate the expanse of perspectives and scores of new data on young adults and the “Millennial” generation. He will also focus on how this generation invites and responds to issues of faith.

Webinar: Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate

A 90-minute Presbyterian Outlook webinar featuring Clif Christopher

August 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PDT)



In this webinar, Dr. Christopher will discuss his belief that churches must change their whole culture around financial stewardship or risk losing more and more market share of philanthropic gifts.