Category Archives: Book Collection

Principles of Presbyterian Polity

Pastors, church leaders, and students of Presbyterian polity will find this a useful guide to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) governance based on foundational principles. Recent changes in the PC(USA) Constitution have meant fewer rules and more flexibility in governance, making it imperative that leaders understand the historical principles that guide the church. Wilton explains the Book […]

The Presbyterian Deacon

In this highly useful book, Earl S. Johnson, Jr., explores the role of the deacon in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The author explains the freedom for churches to define the roles of deacons, and he supplies many helpful suggestions regarding their responsibilities. Johnson examines the ministry as it is described in sections of the Book […]

One Under God

In recognition of the contributions women have made to the congregations that now form the Presbytery of Ohio Valley, the Advisory Council on Women – with the help and love of the individual church ‘historians’ – has compiled these histories and sketches. ACW’s contribution to the celebration of America’s Bi-centennial is to share with each […]

Soul Biopsy

The spiritual journey of the soul takes a radical turn when one hears the word ‘cancer’ from the physician’s mouth. Share in the ‘adventure’ of a woman, mother, oncology and intensive care nurse, former Hospice chaplain and pastor as she tells her own spiritual and intimate story in the letter to a ‘dear Friend.’ Diagnosed […]

Soul Design

Life is much like a cluster of grapes… Writing your own spiritual autobiography can be a wonderful harvest of the soul. Picking your stories, tasting them, pressing them and extracting their unique flavor, and allowing them to ferment into a rich wine is the goal of this guide. You will have the opportunity to remember, […]

Running Quickbooks In Nonprofits 2nd Edition

Updated to include additional topics and to cover all versions of the software, this guide provides the most vital information on using QuickBooks to track financial data in nonprofit organizations. Management of donors, grants, and pledges, and topics such as allocating expenses to programs, handling donor restrictions, and generating the reports needed for donors and […]

A History of the Todd-Dickey Rural Training Parish

The Todd-Dickey Rural Training Parish consisted of 13 churches in Clark, Jefferson and Scott Counties. The churches were: Charlestown, Miller’s Chapel, Mt. Lebanon, Henryville, Otisco, Nabb, Owen Creek, New Market, New Washington, Bethlehem, Hebron, Sharon Hill, and Lexington. This history was assembled and published in print form by the Presbytery of New Albany in 1963. Digital […]

Aging Well

From the Introduction: There are countless books and a number of manuals dealing with the major issues of aging and retirement. Many of them are very good and can be helpful. This monograph is not intended to replace them. Rather, it is intended to be an addendum to the universal issues that are wither particularly […]

Stepping Out in Faith

This resource tells the stories of nine smaller membership congregations that have stepped out in faith and experienced transformation. These congregations demonstrate that change is possible even with limited resources and support. Spiritual discernment, changing demographics, pastoral leadership, and church building issues are all addressed. Discussion questions follow each story and the resource concludes with […]