Apply for a Cyber-Journal/New
Media Managing Editor position with ACSWP
position announcement has come to us from the Advisory Committee
on Social Witness Policy, of the PC(USA):
Seeking new ways to connect and resource social
ministries across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Advisory
Committee on Social Witness Policy has opened a term position of
18-24 months devoted to new communications media. In particular,
recalling the purpose of the justice journal Church & Society
that was published for 98 years but ended in late 2006, the
Fellowship position will serve as managing editor of a cyber
journal, Church & Society Internet Journal (CSIJ). The new
position is based in Louisville and will work cooperatively with
other ministries, particularly in the Compassion, Peace, and
Justice area. It is designed expressly for recent seminary
graduates who are familiar with new media; its salary and
pension/medical benefits meet most presbytery minimum terms of
While the new journal will serve
the Advisory Committee’s goals of offering a participatory
process for policy development and sharing information on the
Church’s stands and studies, it is designed to appeal to younger
people who often connect “Justice and Jesus.” The new journal
will include interactive features as well as theme-based issues
and ecumenical links. In this it will function somewhat
differently than its print predecessor, taking advantage of the
internet capacity for more immediate churchwide conversation and
community-building. At the same time, the journal will help make
available learnings from the past century of justice ministries
in the Presbyterian Church’s several streams. The earlier
journal’s name reflected the Advisory Committee’s own prior
name, Advisory Council on Church & Society, but the
denomination’s justice journal actually had three prior names:
The Amethyst (symbol of temperance), Moral Welfare, and Social
In discussions of its hopes for the new
journal and related projects, the Committee has noted that
educated younger people are aware of massive threats to human
well-being and want a faith that carries moral power. Aware of
the wave of youthful leadership challenging stagnant
dictatorships in the Middle East, there is a concern that the
church’s witness should be part of a response of conscience to
the crises seen from the United States. Seeking to move rapidly,
the Committee has announced a target date for applications and
letters of interest by April 7, 2011, and encourages persons to
share this notice with all those who might be interested.
Find more information about
Committee on Social Witness Policy’s work.
Find information on the job description and online application
Bread for the World seeks new staff:
Associate for Denominational Women’s Organization Relations
Bread for the
World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s
decision makers to end hunger home and abroad, seeks a motivated
professional to engage denominational women’s organizations in
partnerships with Bread and promote their involvement in the
1000 Days Campaign on maternal and child nutrition.
The associate will build and maintain
relationships with national church women’s organizations;
develop and implement educational and programmatic strategies
and resources for engaging church women’s organizations; provide
logistical support for and follow-up with the participants in
Washington programs; and represent Bread at church women’s
gatherings and events.
Must have a bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years
related work experience; excellent relational skills; experience
in planning and coordinating small group events, including
travel arrangements; excellent written and verbal communication
skills; and knowledge of Christian scripture, theology and
church organization. Familiarity with national denominational
women’s organizations preferred. Some overnight travel is
required. This is a full-time grant funded position until
~Please apply by February 18, 2011.
Bread is an EOE.
Rev. Diane Ford Jones, M.Div., M.S.
Senior National Church Relations Associate
Our New Address:
Bread for the World
425 3rd Street SW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20024
Read the 2011 Hunger Report, Our Common Interest: Ending
Hunger and Malnutrition.
Vibrant congregation in Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks
experienced part-time pastor
Northside Presbyterian Church
is a vibrant, dynamic, family-sized congregation in Ann Arbor,
MI. We are seeking an experienced solo part-time pastor to lead
and inspire our mission, ministry, and worship. Northside is a
More Light congregation, and is committed to the full inclusion
of all of God's children in the life and ministry of God's
church. We have a traditional worship with a strong emphasis on
lay leadership and an excellent music program.
Candidates should demonstrate strong preaching
and teaching skills, as well as worship leadership, undergirded
with spiritual and scholarly vigor. Northside shares a building
and some ministries and programs with St. Aidan's Episcopal
church, and is the second oldest such ecumenical partnership in
the country. For more information see our web site,
PHEWA announces search for new staff position:
Lead Organizer for the Presbyterian Health, Education & Welfare
Association, Inc. (PHEWA).
PHEWA is a
ministry of the Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministry, General
Assembly Mission Council, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). PHEWA
network members are eager to welcome this new addition to
leadership of this volunteer organization that is working to
make our church and society more responsive to the needs of
those who are vulnerable and marginalized. Applicants should
submit a letter of interest and PIF or equivalent resume to
Application deadline is February 28, 2011.
here for the position description (in PDF format) >>
Susan Lee Stack, Program Assistant,
Presbyterian Health, Education & Welfare Association (PHEWA)
PC(USA) Office of Social Welfare Ministries,
General Assembly Mission Council; Compassion, Peace & Justice
toll free (888) 728-7228 ext. 5800
Office of Public Witness revamps internship program
Interns will gain experience, discernment
from Presbyterian News Service
When the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson took the reins
as director at the Washington-based Office of Public Witness in
May, he made clear the importance of involving young adults in
the work of the Washington-based office.
Now, with a revived internship program, OPW is
taking a step to provide work and guidance for those seeking
“experience and vocational discernment in the church and in the
public square,” according to the internship posting.
“It stems from (Nelson’s) commitment to young
people and providing opportunities for education and discernment
and also developing a network of folks who know and love this
office,” said Leslie Woods, OPW’s representative for domestic
poverty and environmental issues.
Although the office has had interns before,
Woods said she didn’t know of a formal internship program.
According to the position description, interns
will be assigned a public policy issue to follow through the
political and decision-making process. This task might include
compiling news reports, communicating General Assembly positions
to Congress, attending hearings and producing resources. Other
tasks will include outreach, communication or event planning.
For a full position description and application instructions >>
Presbyterian Office of Public Witness invites internship
applicants and church partnerships
D.C. — The
Office of Public Witness (OPW) of the Presbyterian Church
(U.S.A.) today unveiled its Internship for Public Witness, a new
program designed for the formation of servant leaders in public
participating in the Internship program will enjoy exposure to a
wide range of formative experiences. Working with OPW staff,
interns will have the opportunity to follow an issue or issue
portfolio of interest through the legislative and
decision-making process. In addition, they will also be exposed
to other components of public policy ministry, which may include
church relations, communications, resource development, and
Interested in applying? You can download the complete
Associate Pastor for
Children, Youth and Families
Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo is an inclusive community
located in Marin County, California that serves an active and
spiritually diverse population. Our mission is to uplift and
sustain all those seeking to grow in Christian faith through
worship, community, service, and mindful stewardship of all
God’s creation. Our motto; “together we serve.”
seek an Associate Pastor with a joyful heart and head for
children, youth, and families to lead this important and
valuable ministry. The Associate Pastor will serve with the
Pastor/Head of Staff and other program staff and volunteers as
an active colleague and as a partner in collaborative ministry
and outreach. Visit our
website to learn more . See our CIF: 00677.AC2 or email your
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Some blogs worth visiting
Mitch Trigger, PVJ's
Secretary/Communicator, has created a Facebook page where
Witherspoon members and others can gather to exchange news and
views. Mitch and a few others have posted bits of news, both
personal and organizational. But there’s room for more!
You can post your own news and views,
or initiate a conversation about a topic of interest to you.
for Life" website
Long-time and stimulating blogger John Shuck,
a Presbyterian minister currently
serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton,
Tenn., writes about spirituality, culture, religion (both organized
and disorganized), life, evolution, literature, Jesus, and
Click here for his blog posts.
Click here for podcasts of his radio program, which "explores
the intersection of religion, social justice and public life."
John Harris’ Summit to
Theological and philosophical
reflections on everything between summit to shore, including
kayaking, climbing, religion, spirituality, philosophy, theology,
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), New York City and the Queens
neighborhood of Ridgewood -- by a progressive New York City
Presbyterian Pastor. John is a former member of the Witherspoon
board, and is designated pastor of North Presbyterian Church in
Voices of Sophia blog
Heather Reichgott, who has created
this new blog for Voices of Sophia, introduces it:
After fifteen years of scholarship
and activism, Voices of Sophia presents a blog. Here, we present the
voices of feminist theologians of all stripes: scholars, clergy,
students, exiles, missionaries, workers, thinkers, artists, lovers
and devotees, from many parts of the world, all children of the God
in whose image women are made. .... This blog seeks to glorify God
through prayer, work, art, and intellectual reflection. Through
articles and ensuing discussion we hope to become an active and
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