Author Archives: Brian Wallace

Pittsburgh Presbytery Presents

March 27, 2024 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

Pittsburgh Presbytery Presents is the podcast channel for Pittsburgh Presbytery. Music:

Next Gen Lunch – Next Wednesday!

January 3, 2024 | Posted in NextGen News

  Next Gen Lunch NEXT Thursday Our second next-generation ministry leader’s lunch is next Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the Presbytery Office.  Everyone – children’s ministry, youth ministry, young adult ministry, college ministry, preschool ministry, as well as pastors who …

Better Than AverageTraining Reminder (10/19/2023)

October 19, 2023 | Posted in NextGen News

Better Than AverageTraining is two weeks from today!  The good news is that we’ve got ten churches signed up to attend (which is great!).  We’re going to need to make some final decisions about rooms and such next week, so …

Next Gen Ministry Team News – October 2023

October 4, 2023 | Posted in NextGen News

Next Generation Ministry Team Newsletter October 2024 In This Issue: Next Gen Lunch NEXT Thursday Better Than AverageTraining Last Call for Next Generation Ministry Leader’s Cohort Next Gen Lunch NEXT Thursday Our first next-generation ministry leader’s lunch is next Thursday …

Media and Presentations from the September 2023 Presbytery Meeting

October 1, 2023 | Posted in Announcements

Below, you’ll find links to the videos and presentations shared at the September 2023 meeting of Pittsburgh Presbytery. Videos: Crestfield Service and Adventure Camp Highlight Video (YouTube) The Commonwealth of Oakland NWC Video (YouTube) Freedom Rising Grant Recipient – IMPACT …

2023 Purpose and Strategy Statement Introduction

September 27, 2023 | Posted in Announcements

The Executive Committee of Pittsburgh Presbytery recently approved a new purpose and strategy statement for the Presbytery.  While similar in some ways to previous statements, they also present a significant shift in the way in which the role of the …

2024 Budget Presentation

September 21, 2023 | Posted in Announcements

On September 21st, Rev. Brian Wallace (Associate Minister and Acting Head of Staff), hosted a Zoom meeting where he presented a more in-depth review of the proposed 2024 Budget Meeting.  A video recording of this presentation can be found here.

Awareness and Transformation: Juneteenth Reflections (2023)

June 14, 2023 | Posted in Justice Corner

In a special Juneteenth-week edition, Ralph and Brian reflect on the significance of Juneteenth as a holiday for us as individuals, as well as for our congregations.   In response to the killing of George Floyd, staff members Ralph Lowe and …

Would Jesus Livestream? Church, Tech, and the Post-COVID Era

May 4, 2022 | Posted in Announcements

As the world (and the church) emerge from the worst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, many churches are assessing their use of technology.  Should we keep live streaming?  Should we keep using Zoom?  What about hybrid?  In this presentation, Rev. Brian …

Awareness and Transformation: Juneteenth and Critical Race Theory

July 8, 2021 | Posted in Announcements

  Season 2, Episode 3: What We Learned in 2020 (February 2021) America celebrated two federal holidays within two weeks. The Fourth of July, a holiday for almost 250 years, and Juneteenth, one just celebrated for the first time this …

PNews – 3/25/2021

March 25, 2021 | Posted in Weekly Newsletter

News from Pittsburgh Presbytery Do You Believe God Raised a Man From the Dead? This week we are excited to offer a video meditation! Recognizing the excitement and stress Holy Week and Easter brings to church leadership, Elder Ralph Lowe, …

Awareness and Transformation: What We Learned in 2020

February 10, 2021 | Posted in Announcements

Season 2, Episode 1: What We Learned in 2020 (February 2021) 2020 was a year for the history books! A year we never want to revisit. One filled with racial tension, political unrest, natural disasters, and a paralyzing virus that …

Awareness and Transformation: Kneeling During the National Anthem

October 8, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Episode 6: Kneeling During the National Anthem (September 2020) Now that got your attention…Colin Kaepernick in 2016 knelt during the national anthem at the start of NFL games in protest of police brutality and racial inequality in the United States. …

Covenant Pastor Announcement

September 22, 2020 | Posted in Announcements

Dear Friends- Since the adoption of the new form of government in 2011, what was a list of different classifications of pastoral position was reduced to two: installed and temporary.  Since that point in time, many Presbyteries, including our own, …

Next Generation Ministry Contact Update

September 10, 2020 | Posted in Announcements