Louisiana Flooding Response & Other News from PC(USA)

Record flooding in Louisiana leaves thousands homeless
Presbyterians prepare to answer call for help

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance deploys National Response Team in the wake of Gulf flooding
Grants approved to provide immediate assistance to impacted communities

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance responds to Baton Rouge and Gulf flooding
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it – Song of Songs 8:7

Mike Breen calls church leaders to change the culture
Discipling begins with understanding of ‘relationship and responsibility’

Leading Christian Ethicist Explores the Social and Political Issues at the Forefront of 2016 Election Campaigns in New Book
David P. Gushee helps “Anxious” American Christians Make Sense of Political Changes

New Jersey church closes volunteer village for Hurricane Sandy relief
Morning Star Presbyterian Church looks for next calling.

Regarding ruling elders: ruling elders and prayer
A common religious conceit is that people only turn to prayer in times of difficulty and despair.

Armenian struggles are topic of peacemaker visits this fall
Tamar Wasoian to bring personal perspective to churches and presbyteries

Yes! We are networked . . . in Christ!
The pieces may be different, but the center holds us fast.

Diverse workshop offerings inspire, inform evangelism conference-goers
Options included language-specific programming for Korean, Brazilian, and Hispanic congregations

A space to try new things
DREAM grant recipients tap into both courage and imagination

Watkins calls church to adapt to the new networked age
Evangelist says ‘a radical shift is needed because the world has so radically changed’

Worship on the beach
Evangelism conference attendees experience unique, self-guided outdoor worship

Mike Breen calls for church transformation from ‘consumer mentality into discipling culture’
Leader and church planter urges return to principal priority of Jesus that ‘everyone is a disciple making a disciple’

New app could lead to more diversity in church decision making
Whose voices are most influential in shaping the decisions of committees at General Assemblies?

Evangelism conference-goers are charged to ‘go and tell the story’
Casey FitzGerald illumines, demonstrates art and practice of biblical storytelling