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Equipping the Saints

c/o New Brunswick Presbytery

 820 Silvia Street, Bldg. 800B, Ewing, NJ 08628

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2019 Equipping the Saints event


February 2, 2019


First Presbyterian Church

Metuchen, New Jersey


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Who comes to Equipping the Saints events?

  • New and ongoing church officers, pastors, worship leaders and educators

  • Anyone interested in developing as a church leader

  • Leaders from all over the region (you need not be connected to one of the hosting presbyteries)

  • Not a Presbyterian? Please come! All are welcome.

Worship Plenary Panel

Debrief and discuss innovative and creative techniques used in the worship service.


Registration                            8:00 -   9:00

Training 101                           9:00 - 10:30

Clerks - Carlos Wilton, Pastor, Lamington Presbyterian Church
PW Lounge, Social Center
Deacons - Rev. Paul Rhebergen, Transitional Pastor, Ewing Presbyterian Church
with Carol Hecky and Sandy Pezzillo
Dining Hall, Social Center

The role of the Deacons varies from congregation to congregation.  Come share in a time of learning what possibilities for ministry and caring have been found in the churches of our presbyteries, and learn from the Deacons of the Ewing Presbyterian Church how they have expanded the caring ministry of that church beyond its Deacons, across the breadth of the congregation.

Ruling Elders - Rev. Jeremy Campbell, Stated Clerk, Elizabeth Presbytery
Auditorium, Social Center
Treasurers - Elder Nancy Tindall and Rev. Merideth Mueller
Library, 1st Flr, Santuary Bldg
Youth Leaders - Jamie Staehle, Director of Christian Education,
                                                  Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church
Sr. High Room, 2nd Flr, Sanctuary Bldg

Interactive Worship            10:45 - 12:00

Led by the Rev. Jon Brown



Live Streaming on Facebook for those who are unable to attend.

Worshipers use your cell phones and notebooks to interact with worship leaders. Invite others to participate.

Plenary Panel                       12:00 -12:30

Lunch                                   12:30 -  1:30

Breakout Sessions               1:30 -  3:00

Discovering Plenty in You: Finding Your Purpose

        Led by Rev. Terry Chapman and Rev. Dr. Merideth Mueller

Choir Room, 2nd Flr, Sanctuary Bldg

Sometimes it may feel like our plates are too full; the variety of delicious choices in which we can invest our time, talents and treasure are overwhelming. What have you been uniquely gifted, qualified and called to do?  Join us for a lively discussion about discovering your own unique purpose. We’ll talk about Richard Leider’s Purpose Formula

G + P + V = C

Gifts + Passions + Values = Calling

The Importance of Retreating in Creating Abundance

          Led by Elise Bates-Russell

Library, 1st Flr, Sanctuary Bldg

Best Practices - What's Working for Your Church?

         Led by Jeremy Campbell, Stated Clerk, Elizabeth Presbytery


A Public Faith

         Led by Rev. Lukata Agyei Mjumbe

Auditorium, Social Center

It has been said that on Sunday the preacher should preach with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other. Yet, what might a "Christ-like" Christian look like, think like and act like Monday through Saturday in the public world outside of the four walls of the church? How can we be guided by the "prophetic tradition" in our modern day ministry? 

"As Presbyterians, we can no longer sit back and not have a faith that speaks of Jesus and speaks to the power of Jesus in our own lives. We can’t sit back and refuse to tell our stories of what our faith has done for us because somehow, we’ve framed that as private,” he said. “Our faith is not private, it is very public. And Jesus had a public ministry not a private ministry. If we’re modeling the behavior of the one we follow, we too have to be about the business of publicly expressing who we are in Jesus Christ...we are going to have to learn how to talk about Jesus again.”


The Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Rev. Dr. J Herbert Nelson, speaks to the challenges and opportunities for the church in the year(s) ahead.

Discovering Abundance in the Movement of Transition

Led by Rev. Jim Huang, Taiwanese American Fellowship Presbyterian Church

Rm 210, 2nd Flr, Sanctuary Bldg

How Green is Your Faith? -- Environmental Issues and Your Discipleship

      Led by Sarah Newell, GreenFaith NJ Volunteer Organizer; Terri Register, GreenFaith SC           Organizer; and the Rev. Molly Dykstra, Transitional Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church

Chapel, 1st Flr, Sanctuary Bldg

How is your faith related to care for and protection of the environment?  The latest research shows that the need is urgent and immediate. We'll gather to ask our questions and discuss what we can do in our personal lives, our congregations and beyond.

Rediscovering Confirmation

         Led by Jamie Staehle, DCE, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

Sr High Room, 2nd Flr, Sanctuary Bldg

Stewardship and the Generations

         Led by Rev. Ellie Johns Kelly, Ministry Relations Officer for the Presbyterian Foundation and serving the Northeast

Rm 109, 1st Flr, Sanctuary Bldg

This workshop will explore the work of the Rev. Dr. Karl Travis on generational theory and stewardship.  From formative experiences of money, common experiences of stewardship, understanding of money, financial realities, motivators of generosity, and trust of the institution, workshop participants will depart with ideas on how to effectively communicate with the various generations to encourage generosity across the board.  

Informal Conversations

PW Lounge, Social Center

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