Category Archives: Resources

Meet the Coaches




 MEET OUR COACHES! Tested, effective resources  for any pastor and any congregation. Offering one day seminars, ongoing training for pastors, guidance to sessions and support for leaders. Some comments from pastors who have participated in coaching:         “Wish I had known this sooner. . .”              Relevant              Needed            Timely         Encouraging            Helpful         … Continue reading Meet the Coaches

Officer Training 2017




2016-2017 Community Officer Training Events Officer training is for new and returning ruling elders and deacons.  Interested church members may also attend if preregistered. Your pre-registration is needed as we plan for handouts and food.  Register here online and bringing a check, payable to the Presbytery, for your registration. Online registration: To Register please click … Continue reading Officer Training 2017

Confessing Peace




Confessing Peace Peace is not just a reaction to conflict and war.  Peace is the heart of the Gospel, and the heart of who we are as Presbyterians.  Join us as we explore themes of peace and reconciliation, and our call to be peacemakers, in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Book of Confessions. The Peacemaking Committee … Continue reading Confessing Peace

E3 Learning Fair Sept 17, 2016




Come to Presbytery’s annual E3 Learning Fair Saturday, September 17 in Elizabethtown – Connect with good ideas to strengthen your service and participation in the church. The Learning Fair has a new plan this year welcoming faculty from Union Seminary to be our instructors. The E3 Learning Fair offers spiritual enrichment for all church participants. … Continue reading E3 Learning Fair Sept 17, 2016

Time to Branch Out




Looking for new ways to inspire giving? Time to branch out. The ornaments are paper but the gifts are enduring Christmas will be here before we know it, along with all the traditions we love and cherish, like putting up the tree. What’s your favorite ornament? Chances are it’s not the fanciest one, but one with … Continue reading Time to Branch Out

Five Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church




Increase giving without becoming a pitch-person and turning off members. Money can be a touchy subject, especially when we start talking about how churches can increase donations. There is always a fear of making the turn and feeling like the stereotype of the church that “always” is begging for money. In The Presbyterian Church USA, … Continue reading Five Ways to Increase Giving in Your Church

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

E3: Educate Equip Empower – Learning Fair




Come to Presbytery’s E3 Learning Fair Saturday, September 19 in Elizabethtown – Connect with good ideas to strengthen your service and participation in the church. KEYNOTE is by Rev. Karl Travis on “Generosity: What’s Age Got To Do With It?” Rev. Travis is Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth, Texas, conference speaker & … Continue reading E3: Educate Equip Empower – Learning Fair

Curriculum Help Is Here




How do you review Sunday School Curriculum for your particular needs? How do the different publishers present the Good News to our disciples?  Here is a great reference booklet to help you explore these questions and more in the:    Curriculum Review Booklet See what the New Growing in Grace and Gratitude Curriculum is offering. Join … Continue reading Curriculum Help Is Here

VBS Preview Event




VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2015 PREVIEW EVENT Come to the 2015 Vacation Bible School preview event at the Elizabethtown Presbyterian Church. Make plans to attend the MARCH 7 Presbytery meeting. Representatives from Cokesbury and GROUP Publishing will be there to introduce their VBS programs (see below). Make connections to coordinate sharing materials and decorations with other … Continue reading VBS Preview Event

Wide Participation in Officer Training




This year the staff of Presbytery offered officer training  at 5 locations around the Presbytery.  Designed for new and returning elders and deacons, this training meets the requirement in the Book of Order that elected officers be trained before their installation. Overall there were 215 participants from approximately 70 churches! Participants could select any of … Continue reading Wide Participation in Officer Training

Officer Training 2014




2014 Community Officer Training Events This training is for new and returning elders and deacons.  Interested church members may also attend if preregistered. Your registration is needed as we plan for handouts and food.  Register here online or by mailing a form and $12 check to the Presbytery Office, 807 W King Street, Elizabethtown, NC … Continue reading Officer Training 2014

Create a church website




WHY CREATE A FREE WEBSITE WITH WEEBLY? Because some say, “If a church or Business is not online, It does not exist!” Get your church online to be found! Control the message of who you are and invite guests to come to your worshiping community. Share the good news of the Kingdom. Because it is … Continue reading Create a church website