PC(USA) digest of stories for August 3–9, 2016

Watkins challenges church leaders to drop their nets, follow Jesus, and change the church
Evangelism conference’s opening preacher says that ‘nets have become strangleholds around our mission and our ministry’

Nigerian peacemaker balances church and government work
Isaaka Moussa among group visiting the US this fall

Remembering Elias
Man behind program to alleviate hunger in Cameroon dies

A new way to network?
From Facebook to face-to-face care

Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico plays critical role in changing face of denomination
Theological education in the PC(USA) shifts to support and embrace diversity

Rev. Michael Parker named interim coordinator of Europe and Middle East Office
Rev. Dr. Michael Parker has been named Presbyterian World Mission’s interim coordinator for Europe and the Middle East.

Rosemary C. Mitchell Named Senior Director for Mission Engagement and Support
Fund-raising professional recognized for interim leadership

Being Partners
Winnebago Presbytery, Colombian counterpart overcome travel barriers to work together

In this season: GA222 Co-Moderator reflections
Denise Anderson and Jan Edmiston share weekly reflections each Wednesday in this video blog. This week Jan talks about the goals for their two-year term.

Newly formed Sabbath Center in Wyoming to host first event
Dream of Presbytery of Wyoming general presbyter becomes a reality

“Keeping Faith” July/August video newsletter published
PMA’s Interim Executive Director De La Rosa spends week with 5,000 youth at 2016 Triennium

Free worship resource now available for ‘Youth in the Church and World’ Sunday, Aug. 21
‘Out of Many We Are One’ is a complete outline for a youth-led worship service