Looking Ahead to 2020: Expanding Our Ministry, But Only With Your Help

The work of making the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) a place where all are welcome and affirmed is far from over. But our budget for doing this has grown increasingly tight; indeed, our expenses are now outpacing our income, as congregations face their own tight budgets. Only with your help can we continue to expand our ministry in 2020, which will mean…

Covenant Conversation: San Antonio is Saturday, Sept. 14: Speakers and Workshops Announced

Speakers and workshops have been announced for the latest Covenant Conversation. These events help Presbyterians live into a new day in the church’s life, bringing communities together to talk about being church for ALL God’s people. Our next Covenant Conversation is in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio. We’ll gather […]

Help Us Foster Conversations That Open The Church to All

I looked around the room at our most recent Covenant Conversation – the one we held in Orange County, California.  We were in a presbytery that has lost ten churches over the past decade in the debates over LGBTQIA ordination and marriage. We were at a church that has itself had spirited and difficult conversations […]

Covenant Conversation: Orange County – Coming May 4 — Sign up today!

Join us this Saturday, May 4, for a time of learning, sharing community and discovering together what it means to be a church that truly welcomes all. The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is undertaking a new effort in partnership with congregations and councils around the country to speak a hopeful and helpful word into anxious […]

‘A Change in What Is Seen’

Both the hope and the challenge of the transfiguration is that we no longer can settle for the status quo and the exhausting oppression of low expectations. Transfiguration is the moment that compels disciples to expect transformative, overpowering God-presence in the community we inhabit, in the lives of those around us. To believe that we will be present for it. Indeed, that God will make it happen through us.

Covenant Network Board Statement on UMC General Conference: Prayer, Encouragement, Partnership

We at the Covenant Network of Presbyterians are joining with millions of others in prayer for faithful discernment, gracious conversation and a deep and abiding passion to demonstrate the love and justice of Jesus Christ.