Covenant Conversation: San Antonio on Saturday, September 14 – Registration Is Open NOW

In 2018, the Covenant Network of Presbyterians began a series of events designed to ground conversations about the meaning of inclusion and affirmation of all God’s people in local communities. On Saturday, September 14, University Presbyterian Church in San Antonio will host our latest of these events, inviting all Presbyterians to come together to share, […]

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.

Six Church Leaders Join CNP Board’s Ministry of Equipping, Advocacy in 2019

Six church leaders reflecting a range of gifts and experiences — from seminary faculty and staff to pastors of churches large and small — will join the Covenant Network of Presbyterians board in 2019. Each brings wisdom, knowledge and prophetic hope for transformation in the PCUSA.

In 2018, Progress and Lives Changed. In 2019, Hope … and Hard Work

What a year it has been for LGBTQIA people in the PCUSA! And what a year for us at the Covenant Network of Presbyterians. So much has been accomplished … because of you… 2018 has been a year when openly gay and lesbian ministers have found more opportunities to serve—as ministers, elders and deacons; in […]

Trans and Gender Non-Binary People #WontBeErased — A Statement From the Board of Directors

We, the Board of Directors of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians, say to all our trans and gender non-binary friends in the church today: We see you. Indeed, you are us. We all stand together as God’s people, sharing in love and faith. You will not be erased—not from our church and not from our lives.

Read the complete statement by the Board of Directors of the Covenant Network of Presbyterians.

Covenant Conversation: Boise — Coming November 2-3

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 times for church and society. Covenant Conversations will 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 first Covenant Conversation is next month in Boise, Idaho, in partnership with the Presbytery of Boise. Register here.

Celebrating (Religious) Freedom

Last month’s General Assembly approved a recommendation that didn’t draw a lot of attention before or during the Assembly. But in light of current events, Item 11-04 was one of the Assembly’s most relevant and critical actions—a statement we are called to help our church, and our nation, live into.