Video Series Now Available for Book Study Program
Presbyterians participating in the Co-Moderators’ book study program have a new resource available to them. A series of short videos is now available to walk readers through

"Neighborhood Church: Transforming Your Congregation into a Powerhouse for Mission." Co-Authors Kris Van Tatenhove and Rob Mueller lead 0e1f6f readers through each chapter of the book.

Ruling Elder Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and the Reverend Cindy Kohlmann, Co-Moderators of the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), announced the book last February, saying it was a good starting point for people or churches that are interested in working and connecting in their neighborhoods.

The videos were produced by Ed Sackett, disaster recovery coordinator and videographer for the Presbytery of Mission in San Antonio, Texas.

Click here for more information about the book and other videos.
PC(USA) Minister Survey
Presbyterians frequently want to know more about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) ministers of the Word and Sacrament who help lead our denomination. The Minister Survey 2019 is an ambitious effort to learn more about these important church leaders; all PC(USA) ministers (retired and not retired) are being asked to participate.

If you are a minister, please click below and respond to the survey.

If you are NOT a PC(USA) minister, please share this link with anyone you know who is a PC(USA) minister.

This survey may take up to 45 minutes to complete. There is information within the survey about how to set the survey up so that you can stop and come back to where you left off.

Responses to the survey are anonymous in that no Research Services staff can tell who has responded or how you have responded. 

If you have already completed the Minister Survey 2019, please do  not  respond to the survey a second time.
Questions? Contact Research Services at  or (800) 728-7228, ext. 5077.

Summaries of the responses by all ministers will be shared. This information will help Presbyterians gain a better understanding of the life and work of ministers like you and help PC(USA) agencies better serve your needs.
MUP Prayer Basket
We begin a new feature of the newsletter entitled Our Prayer Basket. If you have prayers of intercession or thanksgiving, please submit them via the e-mail link below.

  • Healing - Rev. Bob Bailey who is recovering from surgery.
  • Healing - Elder Helen Fenlon who is undergoing cancer treatments.
Pastors: Come Enjoy Covenant Point
Starting this month, the director’s house at Covenant Point will be available for a limited time to pastors as a retreat center. Come, enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the camp grounds. Enjoy a quiet place to meditate or work on a sermon. This is a perfect weekend getaway to recharge and practice self-care.
For information and availability, please contact:
Jason Hilkerbaumer at (573) 301-0650
Registration is NOW OPEN (no limit to number of registrants, as previously announced) for this event.

Sunday, November 3-Tuesday, November 5 at Embassy Suites in Olathe, KS.
Please make your plans to register as soon as possible.

Follow the links below to get all the details about this year's E4 and/or to register NOW.

If you have any questions regarding this amazing event, please do not hesitate to contact Heartland Presbytery.
Presbytery Meeting Dates for 2019

November 9, 2019: Broadway PC, Sedalia