Denominational Resources

Intradenominational Organizations

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!

NEXT Church

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.

Vital Congregations

The Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Vital Congregations Initiative works alongside leaders of existing congregations to increase vitality through intentional spiritual practices.

Matthew 25

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.

Educational Opportunities

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

Austin College

Sherman, Texas

Schreiner College

Kerrville, Texas

Trinity University

San Antonio, Texas

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, Oklahoma

PC(U.S.A.) Seminaries

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Princeton Theological Seminary

Princeton, New Jersey

San Francisco Theological Seminary

San Anselmo, California

Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Union Presbyterian Seminary

Richmond, Virginia and Charlotte, North Carolina

University of Dubuque Theological Seminary

Dubuque, Iowa

Regional Seminaries with Presbyterian Programs

Brite Divinity School

Ft. Worth, Texas

Retreat Centers

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

Gilmont, Texas

Spring Hill Retreat Center

Richardson, Texas

Retreat House

Richardson, Texas