Would you like to…
- better understand the Benefits Plan for your pastor(s)?
- expand your network of colleagues with whom you can share ideas/challenges?
- increase your understanding of the new options available for non-installed pastors and other employees?
- have an opportunity to address your questions to knowledgeable peers facing the same challenges you have in the area of employee compensation and benefits?
- have a chance to direct questions or concerns to senior leadership of the Board of Pensions?
- come to Chicago in the springtime?
Put May 9th on your calendar and bring a colleague to the one-day Benefit Connections gathering from 8:30a to 3:30p at Yorkfield Presbyterian Church in Elmhurst, IL.
Go to www.pensions.org/benefitsconnections to register or just find out more.
You’ll leave with newly established peer relationships, new strategies for being the best employer you can be, along with a better understanding of the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA).
Click on the picture to view Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow slide show presentation of “In Defense of Kindness: The power of treating humans like humans”.
John Knox Presbytery
John Knox Presbytery is a community of communities: centered in Jesus Christ, linked to one another, and boldly responding to the Spirit’s call to join God’s mission. Serving in northeastern Iowa, southeastern Minnesota, and south central and western Wisconsin, we are called to turn outward: risking ourselves spiritually and physically to connect God’s good news to our neighbors, new friends, and the communities where we live.
The presbytery provides resources necessary to help us make that outward turn. Our five regional clusters offer energy, encouragement, assessment and discernment for congregations, as they respond to local needs. Congregations are enabled to live out the good news of new life in Jesus Christ. We use technology as a bridge to reach those outside the church walls and to share with one another within the presbytery. Our common goal is to encourage and support each other in our mission of sharing God’s love and serving God’s kingdom in the world today.
As Presbyterians, we are reformed and always reforming according to God’s Word. We believe God is calling John Knox Presbytery to new ways of worship, prayer, and mission, even as we let go of former patterns and attitudes. As a community of communities, we live in the truth that God loves us and God’s world too much to leave us unchanged.
2017 Presbytery Information:
Per Capita Apportionments
Shared Mission Percentages
Minimum Compensation for Pastors
2017 Presbytery Meetings
This year’s theme, The Hope in Our Calling, from Ephesians 1:18:
“so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints” (NRSV)
You can watch all that is happening at the 2016 General Assembly by visiting the PC (USA) website: http://oga.pcusa.org/section/ga/222nd-general-assembly-2016/
Click on the graphic above.
Several thousand people are expected to gather in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, June 18, for the opening worship service of the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Opening Service will be streamed live. You will be able to reach it on the link above.
The assembly’s opening worship service begins at 11 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and is scheduled to last about ninety minutes. It will include communion, the commissioning of assembly commissioners and advisory delegates, a sermon by outgoing Moderator Heath Rada, and music by a mass choir, a bell choir, and a contemporary band.
The liturgy for the service—including the words and music of hymns—is available online for download by groups planning to worship in other locations. Congregations joining the service by live stream may want to plan how to participate in the Lord’s Supper as well.
PC-Biz is your access to see and follow the business of a General Assembly meeting. This site contains the history of the business of all assemblies since 2006 as well as the upcoming 222nd assembly that will be held in Portland, Oregon this summer. The site has been completely redesigned, allowing it to be read on computers, tablets and even smart phones in a size and format right for that screen.
PC-Biz includes the most current text of the overtures and other recommendations that have been forwarded to the assembly. Track each item of business as it moves through the assembly meeting, and see whether the recommendation was amended, approved, or disapproved.
10 Things Ruling Elders Should Know
Alyson Janke, Stated Clerk of John Knox Presbytery, had this article featured in Presbyterian Outlook Magazine