The Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study is a daily devotional with 365 inspiring mission stories that come from next door and all across the globe. It inspires thousands of Presbyterians daily as they uphold the mission of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in intercessory prayer. The stories in the 2013 Mission Yearbook were gathered around the question of Jesus to his disciples, “How many loaves have you?” from Mark 6:38. The book is filled with stories of God’s abundance in the face of overwhelming needs and a scarcity of resources.
Today in the Mission Yearbook: December 24, 2013
PROVIDENCE PRESBYTERY, SOUTH CAROLINA - W here we see only scarcity, God provides abundantly. Several congregations in Providence Presbytery discovered this when they sought to offer confirmation for one or two youth. Each congregation was struggling with what it saw as scarcity of youth and resources. Presbytery staff worked with pastors to recognize the abundant resources God had given them and to create a new way of providing confirmation. In 2011, three congregations in Providence Presbytery and one in Charleston-Atlantic Presbytery joined together to form a confirmation cluster. Youth from these congregations participated in a retreat in January; large-group meetings one Sunday afternoon in February, March, and April; and a closing retreat in May..
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THE 2014 PRESBYTERIAN MISSION YEARBOOK - Where are the young adults? How often have you wondered, where are the young adults in the PC(USA)? Wonder no longer. The 2014 Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study is devoted to the theme of young adults in the church. Its stories, many told by young adults, lift up how Presbyterians of all ages are engaging and joining with Presbyterian young adults in reforming the church for Christ’s mission.
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