Tim McCracken is the Metanoia Prison Ministries Regional Director, San Joaquin Valley. He is finding hearts open to the gospel in area prisons; they just need volunteers willing to engage the men in regular Bible study. Learn more about how you can support this ministry – read the entire newsletter here.
MNA Disaster Response in the TN, AL, GA region is offering skills workshops. You can learn about drywall hanging, tarping, and mucking – all skills you may need for the next disaster recovery. There are also upcoming warehouse workdays if you would like to volunteer. Click here to read the April newsletter.
Currently there are about 55 African American pastors in the Presbyterian Church in America – a little over 1% of all the pastors in the denomination. Why are there so few African Americans in the PCA, or in any reformed denomination for that matter? What hurdles do African Americans face coming into the PCA? Click here to find out.
Engaging Disability is offering online training for churches and families. Each of the training conference calls lasts approximately one hour including a presentation and a question/answer time with the staff. Training focuses on topics important to integrating disabled children and adults into church life. 2019 dates have been posted and will continue to be updated. Check out the session offerings here.
Along with Church Planting and Missional Partnerships, Church Renewal is a core commitment of MNA. Two PCA churches with stories of gospel renewal – through engaging with neighbors in their diverse communities.
For the last couple of years the number of deployed PRCC (Presbyterian and Reformed Commission on Chaplains and Military Personnel) Chaplains stayed around seven at any time, a dramatic reduction over previous years. However, as military actions around the world have increased, so have deployments for our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors, and Marines……. and their Chaplains. The PRCC currently has 22 Chaplains either deployed or within three months of deploying. If you would like to receive ministry reports and prayer requests from our Chaplains three times per year please click here to subscribe to the Guardian. It’s free! Thank you so very much for praying for our Chaplains, their families, their ministries, and for those they serve.
MNA Online is a monthly e-newsletter with announcements and news from our ministries, as well as notices of upcoming events and updates on PCA church planters. You can read the latest issue here, where you will also find links to subscribe.
Is your church doing disability ministry? If you have even one family member in your church who is touched by disability, the answer is “YES!” Engaging Disability With The Gospel exists to come alongside churches and families touched by disability with encouragement and supports. To help us better connect and enfold families into the 1,875+ PCA churches, we want to know which congregations are engaging in disability ministry now. Please take a moment to register your church. Even if you think we already know about your church, please help us by submitting this form. Anyone can send in the form: officers, staff, church members, volunteers, etc. Receiving multiple forms from a church gives us a clearer picture of all that a church is offering.
Every city and town in the United States is experiencing an influx of people from all around the world.How can we welcome and serve those that God has brought into our community? Through ESL (English as a Second Language) ministries. MNA offers a 12 hour training to get you started. You can either request a training at your church or check to see if there is one scheduled near you. Click here to learn more about MNA ESL Training.
Have you ever wanted to lend a hand in ministry, but wondered how to serve? All around the continent and beyond, MNA SecondCareer Ministry has volunteer and paid opportunities. For example, Hawaiian pastor Matthew Eusey and Texas church planter Chris Gensheer, are looking for Worship Leaders. In Tennessee, Ministry Leader Randy Nabors is looking for an Office Administrator. Needs are everywhere. Click here to learn more about this and other opportunities to serve, or contact Gary Ogrosky at firstname.lastname@example.org (phone 770-695-4811).
Want to start an ESL School as a ministry at your church but don’t know how to get started? MNA ESL Director Nancy Booher walks you through the basic steps and provides helpful tools, such as a promotional flier, starter kit, and budgeting advice. Click here to read more.