All posts by Bill Reinhold

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Proposed Amendments to the Constitution




Each time the General Assembly meets it receives suggestions for amending the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA). After study and debate some of these suggestions are sent to the Presbyteries for vote. Our Presbytery will debate and vote on these items at the March 4, 2017, Presbytery meeting at First Church, Morehead City. This year the … Continue reading Proposed Amendments to the Constitution

Central Community Gathers in the Midst of a Zombie Apocalypse




The formal launch of the first gathering of one of the three Missional Communities of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina was interrupted by the sudden appearance of masses of Zombies who tried their dead level best to keep things as they always were.         After all, as one of the living dead told … Continue reading Central Community Gathers in the Midst of a Zombie Apocalypse

Prepare to be a Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE)




The Elder Ministries Committee of the Presbytery is pleased to announce a new program of training for persons interested in preparing to help local congregations as Ruling Elders Commissioned to Pastoral Ministry (CREs). The same program can be taken by any member of the Presbytery for their own personal enrichment. Beginning in September, 2016, Union … Continue reading Prepare to be a Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE)

Annual Statistical Reports for 2015




Instructions and forms for completing the 2015 Statistical Report were mailed to churches in December.  We have gathered the same information here in case the packet sent to your church has gone astray or if you would rather fill out the forms electronically. You will find below instructions for completing Annual Statistical Reports in both English and Spanish. … Continue reading Annual Statistical Reports for 2015

Separation Policy Suggested Revisions




Background on Policy Revision & Input Request The June 11, 2015, meeting of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina approved a revision of its previous Separation Policy which had become unusable due to recent decisions of the PC(USA) Permanent Judicial Commission (PJC) rulings called “Tom” and “McGee.” At the same time, the Presbytery invited members and … Continue reading Separation Policy Suggested Revisions

Safe Church Policies




With the adoption of the amendment to G-3.0101 of the Book of Order, every congregation is now required to have (in addition to or as part of its Sexual Misconduct Policy) a Child Protection Policy. These policies are sometimes referred to as Safe Church Policies. To assist sessions in the creation or adoption of Safe Church … Continue reading Safe Church Policies

Feedback from Questionnaire at June 2015 Presbytery Mtg




The Strategic Planning and Organizational Review Committee (SPOR) collected responses from commissioners to the June 11th meeting of the Presbytery concerning our life together as a Presbytery: Replies about How reports are made at a Presbytery meeting Replies about How to examine and receive ministers and candidates into the Presbytery Graph showing What should happen … Continue reading Feedback from Questionnaire at June 2015 Presbytery Mtg

Presbytery Mourns the Loss of Life in Charleston




Presbytery Mourns the Loss of Life in Charleston The Presbytery of Coastal Carolina joins a whole host of other Christians who are mourning the loss of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and the eight others killed this week at Emanuel AME Zion Church in Charleston, SC.  We have sent a contribution to the church to assist with … Continue reading Presbytery Mourns the Loss of Life in Charleston

Letter About Marriage Amendment

This is a Letter from the General Presbyter, Bill Reinhold, to the members of Presbytery regarding the Passage of 14-F, The Marriage Amendment: Printer Friendly version of Letter after passage of 14-F To: Ministers and Sessions of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina Date: March 16, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I want to … Continue reading Letter About Marriage Amendment

Questions asked at Holy Conversations




Questions from the Holy Conversations At the final Holy Conversation about the Marriage Amendment (Wallace Church, February 22, 2015) someone asked me to put together a document with all the questions posed at the various conversations. I have done so in no particular order and without attempting to delete duplicate questions. They are reprinted here … Continue reading Questions asked at Holy Conversations

Monte de los Olivos Dedicates New Sanctuary




On October 25th the Monte de los Olivos Hispanic Fellowship gathered to celebrate the completion of the renovation and to dedicate a former radio station on US-301 in St. Pauls, NC, to the glory of God and for the purpose of communicating the Gospel. The celebration was the culmination of the hard work of members … Continue reading Monte de los Olivos Dedicates New Sanctuary

Be a More Effective Church Leader




Training you need to make a difference for Jesus! The Presbyterian Church–like all churches in North America today– is undergoing massive changes. Tried and true methods of church growth and effective mission are less and less effective in the new cultures all around us. Still the church is blessed with many dedicated leaders who want to … Continue reading Be a More Effective Church Leader

Letter on GA from Bill Reinhold




Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, Following the General Assembly meeting in Detroit last month we provided two reports on the actions taken there. The first was a brief bulletin insert prepared by the Presbyterian Outlook. It can be downloaded here 2014 … Continue reading Letter on GA from Bill Reinhold

Listening Learning Dreaming 2014




Since November of last year Strategic Planning Organizational Review (SPOR), together with leaders of other committees of the Presbytery, has been working on a plan to follow up on the Presbytery’s current Five-Year Plan that was adopted in 2010. We had input from our General Presbyter, consultants from the Center for Parish Development (a missional … Continue reading Listening Learning Dreaming 2014