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PCA General Assembly Updates

“The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) General Assembly is the largest annual gathering of the denomination. Church leaders from across the country gather to discuss matters important to the life of the church, make decisions that affect the whole denomination and the progress of the gospel. This includes: Transacting ecclesiastical (church) business Deciding significant theological issues Reviewing work of the denomination’s ministries Receiving training through Seminars Connecting with resources in the Exhibit Hall Networking and fellowship during Food Functions Preparing…

Updates from the Spiritual Formation Team

The Spiritual Formation Team (SFT) exists to strengthen and mature the Body of Christ at CGS, in Durham/Chapel Hill, and around the world. We oversee multiple educational initiatives spanning the entire lifespan, including Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Adult Ministries (Men, Women, Sunday morning classes, and Seminars). During our July meeting, we met with Amelia Cassar, our Director of Children’s Ministry. She highlighted 2 big points that we want to consider together: The Children’s Ministry hopes to prayerfully receive a…

Updates from the Community Formation Team

The Community Formation Team (CFT) exists to equip CGS to form healthy, gospel-rooted, redemptive relationships that flow into a beautiful, loving culture where we invite our friends and neighbors into our family. The CFT meets about once a month and oversees the Community Group ministry, the Party Planning Committee, the Young Adult Community, the College ministry, the Welcome Team, and the newly-implemented Neighborhood model for pastoral care. We spent this month focused on the Welcoming ministry. God extended great hospitality…

Updates from the Session

The Session met on June 3, and opened their meeting with prayer. Chuck taught out of 1 Peter 1:22-2:3 and shared some reflections on what it might look like to become more distinctly a community of love. The only business conducted was to pass the 2019 – 2020 fiscal year budget that the congregation supported. After closing, they split up into formation teams to meet and work the rest of the evening. They will meet again on July 1. If…

Updates from the Session

  Our Session met on May 6, a little earlier than usual, to discuss Everyday Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. What changes are afoot that signal we’re living in an era of post-Christendom? What does that even mean? What does this mean for our posture and voice – both as a church body and individually? We grappled with these questions before Chuck led us in a more focused meditation on 1 Peter 1:1-12. In being “born again to…