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NEXT sets goal of being 50 percent non-white by 2017

Approximately 600 Presbyterians have gathered in Atlanta this week for the 2016 National Gathering of NEXT church. Meeting Monday through Wednesday (Feb. 22-24, 2016) at the First Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, the gathering is focusing on “Faith at the Crossroads,” and includes worship services, keynote speakers, workshops and fellowship. On Tuesday morning, the Rev. Lori …

Freedom to improvise


When most of us hear the term “improv,” we think of a comedy routine performed on stage. But Ashley Goff is encouraging the use of improv as part of liturgy. During the NEXT Church national gathering at First Presbyterian Church of Charlotte March 5, Goff discussed the use of improvisation in worship services, calling it …

The development of one-on-one relationships


Relationship building as a means of community organizing was the focal point of a discussion facilitated by Pastor Patrick Daymond during the NEXT Church national gathering in Charlotte. Speaking at First Presbyterian Church on March 5, Daymond highlighted the need to develop meaningful one-on-one relationships in dealing with others, all in an attempt to build …

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