DCE Job Opportunity

The First (Scots) Presbyterian Church, located in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, is looking for a new Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministries. The DCE will work in organizing Sunday School, VBS, bible studies, weekday adult and children’s activities, the Children’s Council, and our weekday Kindergarten program alongside the Christian Education Committee. If you or someone you know would be interested in learning more about the church and the position, please see the complete JOB DESCRIPTION. To apply, please submit any questions and your resume to fsdcesearch@first-scots.org


Now available online at APCEnet.org are all nomination and scholarship forms. The CONNECT, EMPOWER, and SUSTAIN  Life Achievement Awards as well as, the application form for the Global Partnership Scholarship have a June 1 deadline. All other scholarships and the ENRICH Educator of the Year have October 15 deadlines. (note the ENRICH nominations are for 2020). Please read the […]

Music as a Bridge to Multicultural Ministries

written by:   Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez, M. Div., is the director of youth ministries at Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY. He is a worship leader with special interest in multicultural, contemporary and emergent worship.   With diversity growing at rapid rates, churches are now facing new challenges of engaging the ever-changing needs of their surrounding communities. […]

What If…..

WHAT IF you no longer had Sunday School Before Worship?* WE ARE in a church that lives between what was and what will be. How shall we “sing the Lord’s song” in this ever-changing landscape? Whatever answers we find, we know the answers will NOT Be found in a box of curriculum or In a closed off classroom or In […]

WHEN: November 2-4, 2017 LEADERSHIP: Featured Speaker: Rev. Dr. Rebecca Davis Worship and Music: Rev. William Carter Liturgical Artist: Rev. Pressley Cox Youth Ministry Coaching Cohort: Rev. Mark DeVries You are invited to join Ministers/Educators/Youth Directors/church leaders. Thursday evening – Saturday afternoon as we ask: • Why is innovation in Ministry so important? • How […]

Awesome article from Sybil Macbeth!

About seven years ago, Memphis Theological Seminary asked me to be their “artist-in-residence” for the year. Their ironic invitation made me laugh out loud. I am a third-generation Sybil; my mother and grandmother, for whom I am named, were fine artists–oil painters and sculptors. For me visual art has always been a source of deep […]

ENRICH – Educator of the Year Laurie Farquharson

Laurie Farquharson loves her ministry as the long-time (27 years) Director of Christian Education at Wekiva Presbyterian Church PC(USA) in Longwood, FL.  Laurie was a “home-grown” educator, receiving a call to ministry in her own local church after a short career in elementary education and years of church volunteer work. ​ She began as a cradle […]