In Ephesians 4:16 the Apostle Paul states, “From whom (Christ) the whole body, joined, and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love” (ESV). John Calvin wrote in The Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book Four that God has committed the ministry of the Gospel to His Church. Each believer has a functional place in the body.
We are pleased to announce that churches are now able to support the ministry of CEP by use of the ACH (Automated Clearing House) for funds transfer. Church treasurers may choose to have funds drafted from the church’s bank account(s), at no addtional cost to the church, and establish giving frequencies that meet the giving pattern desired by the church leadership.
A Conference for PresWIC Leadership, Local Women’s Leadership, Bible Study Leadership, Directors of Women’s Ministries, and PCA Staff Women to equip them for kingdom ministries. Click for for more information.
In Making Kingdom Disciples: A New Framework, we point out that Calvin’s emphasis regarding making disciples begins at the earliest stages of a covenant person’s life. The sooner we begin to self-consciously disciple our covenant children, the easier it will be for them to see themselves as covenant children belonging to God’s kingdom and that being a Christian is not only about going to church, or personally believing in Jesus, or reading or hearing the Bible, but every day of the week in all things we are to live for Christ.
Because of all that invades our lives on a daily basis, we just don’t seem to have the time to set aside for teaching our children. But there may be a way we can do something, at least to start.
The latest survey data says that 85% of American homes have a Bible in them-and, on average, each home has 4.5 Bibles. Let’s do the math: 85% of 311 million American homes is about 264 million … times 4.5 Bibles per home …. That is 1,189,575,000 Bibles in America. And that doesn’t even count the ones online, on phones, in stores, etc…
Here you will find information about the women’s seminars being offered at the 2012 General Assembly being held in Louisville, Kentucky. Check back for updates.
At the 140th presbytery meeting in Middletown, New Jersey, on March 17, 2012, the New Jersey Presbytery unanimously voted on the following overture regarding the PCA Bookstore.
Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D. Min. Tim is Executive Director and faculty member at CCEF and has been counseling for more than 25 years. He has previous experience in both campus and pastoral ministry, including serving as a PCA pastor for ten years in Clemson, SC.
There are many resources and upcoming events for men’s ministry in the PCA. Here you will find some valuable resources for mentoring men in your church.