helping bring ARP goodness to life
  
  
  

Presbytery


April 10, 2012
  • Received Rev. Rhett Carson from Second Presbytery pending transfer of credentials and approved his call as pastor of the Pinecrest Church, Flat Rock, NC.
  • Received Rev. David M. Shin from Central Carolina Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America, pending the transfer of credentials and approved his call to continue the Moak Yaung Korean Church, Matthews, NC.
  • Received the Moak Yaung Korean Church, Matthews, NC, pending  release from the PCA.
  • Received Rev. Terry Crahen from the Presbytery of the Southern Presbyterian Church and approved his call as mission developer of the Faith Chapel Mission Church, Pleasant Garden, NC.
  • Licensed Ken Kunkel and approved his call to the military chaplaincy.
  • Licensed Mark Denning and approved his call as associate pastor of the Back Creek Church, Charlotte, NC.
  • Removed student Jonathan Rockness from the roll of students as he has been ordained by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
  • Removed James Dickson from the roll of students as he has been ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America.
  • Removed Brad Marshall from the roll of students as he is no longer seeking ordination through First Presbytery.
  • Transferred student Mark Jones, who has moved Mississippi Valley Presbytery in TN.
  • Noted the resignation of Rev. Nathan McCall as associate pastor of New Perth Church, Troutman, NC, in October 2011 and of his laboring at a PCA Church in Nashville, TN, and authorized the stated clerk to transfer his credentials when requested.
Continue reading →
  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google Plus
  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • Live
  • StumbleUpon
  • MySpace
  • Digg
  • Delicious

First Presbytery

The spring meeting was held Feb. 16, 2012

  • Received Rev. Tom Irby from the Georgia Foothills Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America and approved his call to the Fuller Memorial Church, Durham.
  • Approved Rev. Doug Petersen as the stated supply for the Westminster Church, Albemarle, NC.
  • Received a report from the Trustees Committee on various items concerning church properties. The following recommendations were approved:
    1. Authorized the Presbytery treasurer to pay expenses associated with these properties.
    2. Approved paying possible expenses for the sale of the Asheville property from… Continue reading →

By David Briggs

They are called “clergy killers” — congregations where a small group of members are so disruptive that no pastor is able to maintain spiritual leadership for long.

And yet ministers often endure the stresses of these dysfunctional relationships for months, or even years, before eventually being forced out or giving up.

Adding to the strain is the process, which is often shrouded in secrecy. No one – from denominational officials to church members to the clerics themselves – want to acknowledge the failure of a relationship designed to be a sign to the world of mutual love and support.

But new research is providing insights into just how widespread – and damaging – these forced terminations can be to clergy.

An online study published in the March issue of the Review of Religious Research found 28 percent of ministers said they had at one time been forced to leave their jobs due to personal attacks and criticism from a small faction of their congregations. Continue reading →

  • Pinterest
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google Plus
  • Reddit
  • Twitter
  • Live
  • StumbleUpon
  • MySpace
  • Digg
  • Delicious

Presbytery News

by arpmagazine

Catawba Presbytery Highlights

From the meeting of Catawba Presbytery at the Centennial Church, Columbia, SC on March 13, 2012:

  •  Heard a message from Andrew K. Putnam, Moderator of Synod and member of Catawba Presbytery.
  • Approved a new mission work in Rock Hill, SC to begin on April 1, 2012 and to be called Hill City Church, Associate Reformed Presbyterian.
  • Approved a call for Andrew R. Stager to be developer for the Hill City Mission to begin April 1, 2012.