WEB LINKS

Web resources that are particularly useful to churches in our denomination and region.

ACS Technologies - Connecting the right people with the right information is what church software is all about.  For over 30 years, ACS Technologies has provided industry-leading church management software. Via desktop, Web, and mobile applications, they deliver the most robust and integrated church management solutions to nearly 50,000 churches.

Administrative Personnel Association - This national PCUSA network of church and judicatory administrative personnel offers professional support as well as multi-level certification through classes offered at regional and national events.

Association of Presbyterian Church Educators - The Association of Presbyterian Church Educators is a professional association concerned with the advancement of education in the church and is committed to the on-going witness of our faith in the gospel.

Bible Gateway - a free service for reading and researching Scripture online--all in the language or translation of your choice!

Board of Pensions - is the board responsible for benefits. The Board of Pensions is governed by an independent thirty-three member board of directors nominated by the General Assembly Nominating Committee and elected by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Board of Pensions reports to each General Assembly regarding the work completed on its behalf.

Children’s Literature: A Resource for Ministry - This site represents the work of students, faculty and staff  involved in graduate theological education at Union Presbyterian Seminary.

Children’s Ministry Magazine - Group Publishing provides ministry resources and services for Christian churches worldwide. the goal is to connect you with people, organizations, ideas, and resources from every corner of the children's ministry universe.

Cokesbury Online - Cokesbury is the retail division of The United Methodist Publishing House.  Product offerings include choir and clergy robes, Sunday school materials for all ages, music, church supplies, Bibles, and in-depth Bible study and research materials.

Congo Mission Network PCUSA - The Congo Mission Network (CMN) is a grass-roots organization sponsored by the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A (PCUSA). Our goal is to partner with the Presbyterian Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (CPC) and the Presbyterian Church of Kinshasa (CPK) to help the Congolese people improve their lives.

Cooper House Presbyterian Ministry at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, VA.

Edmarc - The Mission of Edmarc is to ease the trauma of a child's illness or death, and to reduce the disabling effects of pediatric illness, loss, and bereavement on families.   They understand the overwhelming challenges that families face when a child is sick. 

GoodSearch - GoodSearch is a search engine which donates 50 percent of its sponsored search revenue to the charities and schools designated by its users. You use GoodSearch exactly as you would any other search engine. Because it's powered by Yahoo!, you get proven search results. The money GoodSearch donates to your cause comes from its advertisers, the users, and the organizations do not spend a dime!

Haiti Mission Network PCUSA -

HumanKind  -  Formerly Presbyterian Homes & Family Services has strengthened families and communities since 1903, beginning as an orphanage and founded as the Presbyterian Orphan's Home. Offers children programs, adult programs, independent living and more.

HumanKind, Zuni Campus  (Zuni Presbyterian Homes) - is a residential community providing nurture, healing, and encouragement.  Many lives are transformed daily, giving hope and restoring dignity to adults with mental retardation who may otherwise be homeless or hopeless.  

IMCK - Christian Medical Institute of Kasai in the Democratic Republic of Congo was founded in 1954 as a nursing school at the rural Presbyterian mission station of Lubondai in the then Belgian Congo. Almost 60 years later it has come a long way -- it has moved to the suburban area of Tshikaji ten miles south of the city of Kananga (1.4 million) and has added a lab tech school and a college level nursing program, a 140 bed reference hospital, programs for nutrition, public health, research and medical internships, outpatient clinics (in town as well as in village areas), a dental program, and specialized services in surgery, opthalmology, maternity and pediatrics. That only brushes the surface.

Massanetta Springs Camp and Conference Center - Harrisonburg, Virginia.  A place for discovery and renewal through worship, nurture, and fellowship, inviting all to share in the grace and hospitality of Christ.

Montreat Conference Center - approximately 35,000 people visit Montreat Conference Center in North Carolina each year to reunite with family and friends, to attend conferences or church retreats, and to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of God’s creation.

Mission Crossroads Network PCUSA - Mission Crossroads is a Web-based wisdom community which facilitates networking among mission initiators, and facilitates communication among members of mission-related groups. It provides a forum in which mission initiators may share ideas & experiences, both good and bad, so that future mission endeavors can be more effective.

Ministry Development Services of Presbyterian Samaritan Counseling Center- is a ministry to guide and nurture ministerial candidates, church professionals, and individuals through the process of career and life planning. 

Norfolk State University Wesley Westminister Campus Ministry -  No site found.     The Rev. Dr. Joy Carrington is the campus minister.

PC(USA) - More than two million people call the Presbyterian Church, (U.S.A.) their spiritual home. Worshipping in 10,000 Presbyterian congregations throughout the United States, they engage the communities in which they live and serve with God’s love.

PC(USA) Church Store - provides ministry resources, media, and publications for Presbyterian churches worldwide.  Browse the store by category, language and item type. (some are free) 

PC(USA) - Theological Education - 

people in Need (PIN) - is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Virginia Beach's Homeless  since June of 2002.  PIN has grown over the 8 years not only in the number of people they serve, but also in quantity and quality of services provided. PIN is excited about what God has planned for them in the future, and look forward to you joining them in their mission.

Presbyterian Association of Musicians - The organization offers resources, education and conferences for musicians, pastors and music participants in the reformed tradition of the PC(USA).

Presbyterian Children's Home of the Highlands, Inc - Residential childcare provider that understands the awesome responsibilities they  assume as they strive to meet the mission of “Giving Children Hope & Purpose For The Future.” They provide an atmosphere of love and concern that enables the child to grow and mature physically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and socially.

The Presbyterian Outlook - The Presbyterian Outlook Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, literary and educational purposes. To promote free and independent discussion of issues confronting the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), to disseminate accurate information about developments in the Christian Church in general and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in particular, to advance understanding of the Reformed faith in its historic and contemporary meaning, to promote study of the Christian message, to develop an informed constituency of Presbyterians who can contribute their talents to the life and mission of both the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the whole body of believers to promote preaching the Christian gospel, establishing churches and nurturing Presbyterian communities to insure the survival of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as a vital Christian community.

 

Presbyterians Today - Presbyterians Today is the award-winning, general-interest magazine of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Published 10 times per year, it explores practical issues of faith and life, tells stories of Presbyterians who are living their faith, and covers a wide range of church news and activities.

St. Columba Ecumenical Ministries Inc.- is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those who are homeless and low-income.  They have a variety of programs that serve the homeless and less fortunate. The day center in Norfolk is open Monday -Thursday where guests can take a shower, eat and have their laundry done, search for employment etc...  

Theology Matters is committed to the restoration of Reformed theology as taught in Scripture and expressed in the Confessions, in the lives of individual Presbyterians and in the Church.  To affirm the Christian faith is necessarily to reject all false ideologies.  The First Commandment carries both a commitment to the One true Lord God and a rejection of false gods, "I am the Lord your God,...you shall have no other gods before me."  To commit to the Lord God and reality as he has defined it, without also rejecting false gods and their world view is to unite the worship of the living God with idols.

The Thoughtful Christian - is an online marketplace including books and downloadable resources that are perfect for Sunday school classes, Bible study groups, or individual reflection.

Tidewater Pastoral Counseling - The only nationally fully accredited pastoral counseling center in Southeastern Virginia credited by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors as both a Service and Training Center.

Union Presbyterian Seminary - Located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia and one of the earliest Presbyterian seminaries in the nation.

United Campus Ministries Christopher Newport University - CNU This is an ecumenical faith support group for students of all faiths.  The position of Campus Minister is now vacant.  Position and application details may be found on the EMPLOYMENT page of the PEVA website.

WESFEL/Campus Ministry - Currently headed by the Rev. Rachel Christine Hébert, Associate Pastor, Williamsburg Presbyterian Church rhebert@mywpc.org. This Christian Outreach Ministry is an outreach program to William and Mary  college students. They welcome volunteer help in the Second Family Program and other activities.

Westminister Canterbury of Hampton Roads, Inc. - is a bay front Continuing Care Retirement Community, 3100 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Motivated by their concern for the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of older persons, especially their own members, the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia of the Presbyterian Church (USA) have, by the grace of God, created Westminster-Canterbury to care for these people. Their spirit of Christian love and understanding encourages Westminster-Canterbury to operate its facilities in a careful and caring manner that emphasizes the concern for the well-being of its residents as a primary objective.