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Charlotte presbytery: energetic and hopeful amidst 17 congregational dismissals

Presbyterian Church USA leader to visit Trinity Heath Rada to speak at Trinity Presbyterian on Feb. 14 Presbytery of Charlotte includes 106 churches   BY MARTH MINCHIN Correspondent  Heath Rada, moderator of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) denomination, has spent much of his two-year tenure visiting Presbyterian churches across the country – communicating with the members. …

GAPJC dismisses case about constitutionality of marriage redefinition

The General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission (GAPJC) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) said “… Under the Book of Order, the GAPJC does not act as the final arbiter of the Constitution in Presbyterian polity. This commission’s role is restricted and it has no jurisdiction to directly declare an action of the GA unconstitutional.” So, although “Prior to …

Cultivating a healthy presbytery

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By the staff at byFaith.com There comes a time when every church needs revival — when congregations that started with a burst of energy reach a plateau — calcified in habits, schedules, expectations, and ministry; churches that will continue to decline without a strong dose of revitalization. In recent years it’s dawned on several PCA …

Pittsburgh Presbytery gives nod to 3 departing churches, welcomes new one

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By Peter Smith / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The Pittsburgh Presbytery on Saturday acquiesced to the departure of three area Allegheny County congregations to a more conservative denomination after reaching settlements in which the churches will keep their properties and make parting financial payments to the presbytery. But the presbytery also added a member Saturday, formally recognizing …

All is not quiet on the western front: the changing landscape of the PCUSA in Texas

The Presbytery of New Covenant (PNC) centered in Houston, Texas is the 4th largest presbytery in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and home to several of the denomination’s largest congregations including Memorial Drive, First Houston, Grace and Windwood. Like many presbyteries, the landscape is changing as congregations seek to discern their future. On October 20, the …

The splitting branch of the Presbyterian vine produces some sour grapes

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The angst is palpable in the June 27 letter from Gradye Parsons, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), to Jeffrey Jeremiah, stated clerk of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. At issue is the EPC’s reception of congregations that have disaffiliated from the PCUSA.  Parsons asserts that the EPC can only receive a congregation that has been …

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