Entries by Susan

Youth Groups Gather for Sunday Night Concert

By Dana Waters (Associate for Youth and Mission Fort Hill Church) One cold and snowy Sunday afternoon, three youth groups from Foothills Presbytery (Anderson/Pickens Region) came together for a concert. Youth from Fort Hill and First Presbyterian traveled to Central Presbyterian in Anderson to see Sam Burchfield perform. Sam, as many of you may know, […]

Brainstorming Your Project

The project is designed to help you: Identify a Critical Ministry Objective in your ministry Recognize whether it fits with the culture of your church Discern what influence/permission you have Develop a concrete plan for addressing that pressure point or opportunity Work the plan faithfully Evaluate, then celebrate and/or develop a new strategy     […]

Discernment Devotionals #4

Being and Doing Presbyterian    Devotion 4 Celebrating Our Reformed Identity Scripture:  Colossians 1:3-14 Focus: You have heard of this hope before in the word of the truth, the gospel 6 that has come to you. Just as it is bearing fruit and growing in the whole world, so it has been bearing fruit among yourselves […]

Discernment Devotionals #3

Being and Doing Presbyterian Devotion 3 Sharing Mercies Scripture: I Peter 2:1-3, 9-10 Focus: 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were […]

Discernment Devotionals #2

Being and Doing Presbyterian Devotion 2 A Holistic and Holy Order Scriptures: Luke 10:2-9 and I Corinthians 12:27-31 Focus: 5 Whatever house you enter, first say, “Peace   to this house!” 6 And if anyone is there who shares in   peace, your peace will rest on that person; but if not, it will return to you. […]

Discernment Devotionals #1

Being and Doing Presbyterian Devotion 1 Covenant Faithfulness Scripture: Exodus 18:13-27 Focus: 17 Moses’ father-in-law said to him, ‘What you are doing is not good. 18 You will surely wear yourself out, both you and these people with you. For the task is too heavy for you; you cannot do it alone. Book of Order: […]

Check List for Sessions in Developing a Manual of Administrative Operations

Administration of Mission: Each council shall develop a manual of administrative operations that will specify the form and guide the work of mission in that council. The Form of Government (G-3.0106) INCORPORATION Is the congregation incorporated? G-4.0102 Where permitted by civil law, each congregation shall cause a corporation to be formed and maintained. Do the […]