Presbyterians have an ambitious work plan in the living out of our faith—pursuing racial reconciliation, comforting of the bereaved, and eradicating poverty are just three of the many issues in which we are pursuing the call of God to ministry. We know that we can’t do the work alone. As a relational church, we’re able to work with organizations within our relationships as Presbyterians that are able to translate this call into action. Learn about some of them here!
The mission of NEXT church is to support and equip congregations, develop leaders, and strengthen connections in the church.
More Light Presbyterians
More Light Presbyterians is a non-profit organization dedicated to allowing the full participation of LGBTQIA+ people in life, ministry, and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and in society.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Vital Congregations Initiative works alongside leaders of existing congregations to increase vitality through intentional spiritual practices.
The Presbyterian Mission Agency aims to build congregational vitality, dismantle structural racism, and eradicate systemic poverty by fulfilling Jesus’ call in Matthew 25 it minister to the “least of these.”
Faith & Grief
Faith & Grief provides opportunities for comfort and hope to those who have experienced the death of a loved one through workshops, retreats, gatherings and other resources.
Presbyterians have a long and rich history in education. The PC(U.S.A.) has a number of different undergraduate and graduate-level collegiate institutions that continue this tradition. Below is a list of regional undergraduate institutions that are affiliated with the PC(U.S.A.) that specialize in a traditional liberal arts degrees. Below that is a comprehensive list of seminaries (list from the Presbyterian Mission Agency) in the PC(U.S.A.) that specialize in degrees for those pursuing a career in ministrry as well as a couple regional graduate instituions in which Grace Presbytery ministry candidates have pursued study.
Regional PC(U.S.A.) Liberal Arts Colleges
New York, New York
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
McCormick Theological Seminary
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Princeton Theological Seminary
Princeton, New Jersey
San Francisco Theological Seminary
San Anselmo, California
Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Richmond, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Regional Seminaries with Presbyterian Programs
From youth group retreats, to team building activities, to a place for solitude and contemplative thought, the Grace Presbytery region is home to three different retreat centers for those needing a time away for thought and growth.
Gilmont Camp and Conference Center
Spring Hill Retreat Center