Creating Pathways of New Life in Urban Congregations
Creating Pathways for New Life in Urban Congregations: Change and Opportunity is a five year follow-up to the Vital Signs of Urban Congregations resource. This resource focuses on how the twelve congregations handled change and opportunity as they moved along in their ministry journeys. A mixture of stories, testimonies, conversations and observations of the dynamics of the urban congregations demonstrates their lives and their witness the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their neighborhoods.
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Rural South Carolina churches find strength in numbers
By Edward Terry
Reprinted from The Layman, January 5, 2010
CLINTON, S.C. – A group of 15 Presbyterian churches in rural South Carolina have learned, as the old saying goes, there is strength in numbers.
Begun nearly 20 years ago, the Greater Laurens County Cluster of Churches (GLC3) has helped the group of small congregations pool their resources for the greater good in their community and the Kingdom.
“The key is having a vision that reaches beyond yourself and is bigger than any one of the participating congregations,” said the Rev. Herb Codington of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Clinton, S.C. “Some of our small churches would say that the cluster has re-energized them. People started dreaming again at some of our churches.”