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The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has cast a vision for the church in the 21st century, a vision that requires radical thinking and finding new ways to minister in today’s world.

Learn more about that vision and how the PC(USA) is seeking God’s will in changing times.

Relationship Building: moving forward as a church in the 21st century

Life during a pandemic has changed everything, including how churches minister to their congregations. The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has shared his vision with the greater church on what ministry should be in the 21st century. Nelson says an important part of that vision is relationship building.


Relationship Building a key element in the Stated Clerk’s vision for church in the 21st century

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced churches to find new ways to minister to their congregations. It has also compelled presbytery leaders and the national offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to explore how to engage the entire church in ways that bring unity and focus to the work we do.

The Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the PC(USA) has launched a five-point vision for the church. A key element of the vision is relationship building and during this unusual time of social distancing, it’s all the more essential.


Dealing with Issues of Discernment

In his vision for the church in the 21st century, the Rev. Dr. J. Herbert Nelson, II, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) says that when it comes to the business of the church, consensus discernment can result in radical change.


New ways to be the church: Stated Clerk calls on PC(USA) to look for greatest resistance to the gospel

The COVID-19 pandemic along with an array of social justice issues have put churches on notice that things need to change. In fact, the Stated Clerk’s vision for the church in the 21st century calls for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to look for new ways to minister during these times and to incubate innovative and creative ministries.

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