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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.