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 […]
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 […]
This resolution was developed by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and includes an analysis of the arguments for and against for-profit private prisons. The report as a whole was approved by the 215th General Assembly 2003 for church-wide study and implementation. It makes clear that private prisons are not an economic but […]
The early settlers of Indiana, mostly from the back-country South, regarded the first Presbyterian missionaries in the state as outlanders and agents of eastern culture. Suffering under this handicap as well as from bitter strife within the denomination, the ministers showed remarkable zeal in working toward their goal of upgrading the settler’s material life, improving […]
Discernment is a gift of the Holy Spirit that orients persons to be attentive to the presence of God in our midst. In discernment, persons sift through the many spirits that vie for our attention to hear the One True Spirit. discernment may be described as a means to: recognize and acknowledge what God is […]
Effective Salary is an important part of the Benefits Plan for employing organizations who pay dues and members who receive benefits. This booklet describes the various types of compensation or reimbursements most frequently paid by churches and other employing organizations and identifies those types that must be included in Effective Salary for Benefits Plan purposes.
From the Foreward: In the past two decades since the Preparation for Ministry process was formalized in the Book of Order, there have been significant changes in society and in the church. We now have more women in seminary than men. More than two thirds of our inquirers and candidates are second or third career […]
Excerpt from the Introduction: Our history was prepared after almost 200 years of neglect, in the hope that we may stop the loss of the records of our forebearers, and as a reminder for us to be more effective in recording our history for the future. These brave settlers, who came to the wilderness that […]