This policy approved by the 218th General Assembly (2008) offers practical Guidance to individuals and groups about how to welcome and address the needs of persons affected by mental illness. Guided by Jesus’ words and actions, the person and family living with serious mental illnesses are invited together into new ways of participating in God’s […]
This essential resource for clergy and caregivers integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care with the unique challenges of disaster response on community, regional and national levels. Offering the latest theological perspectives and tools, along with basic theory and skills from the best disaster response texts, research and concepts, the contributors to this resource are […]
Christians play a crucial role in maintaining the environment as stewards of God’s creation. Calvin B. DeWitt, a nationally recognized authority on environmental issues, describes in detail the wonders of God’s creation, how fallen humanity and modern society have abused it, and how Christians can respond. Discussion questions are included for use in group settings.
This report reaffirms the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s historical witness that universal access to safe, descent, accessible, affordable, and permanent housing is a measure and a sign of the coming Reign of God. Through its approval of this report, the 218th General Assembly (2008) also acknowledged that the church must not be expected to address this […]
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 […]
Do you control your money or does it control you? Imagine feeling confident in using money and living a life that is free from the trappings it brings — free from financial worry, free from debt, and free from all the demands and pressures. Imagine feeling in control of your finances with a plan for […]
This handbook assists church leaders (such as pastors, elders, or small group leaders) in the implementation of ‘loving relationships,’ as described in the book, The 3 Colors of Love. At the same time, it has been designed in a way that it can be used by individual church members, by married couples, in a personal […]
Presbyterians have been at the forefront of health missions around the world for more than 100 years. This 10-minute program illustrates how International Health and Development carries on that tradition today, engaging U.S. Presbyterians in health-related missions and supporting the health and community development initiatives of PC(USA)’s global church partners.
This report recommends ways to strengthen democratic — small d — promise and practice in the political life of the United States based on principles of Reformed Christianity. Presbyterian political scientists, ethicists and others studied why so many Americans do not vote, despite the 2007 renewal of Voting Rights Act protections against racial discrimination. Remedies […]