Letters from the General Minister

You Can’t Pick Your Family

January 25, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 25, 2024 You Can’t Pick Your Family “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family.” This …


Healthy Ministries Require Healthy Leaders

January 18, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 18, 2024 Healthy Ministries Require Healthy Leaders In July of 2007, our oldest child was born.  We had been …


The Problem with Resolutions

January 4, 2024 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, January 4, 2024 The Problem with Resolutions Some verses of scripture are more popular.  For example, you’ve probably seen John …


Good or Perfect?

December 21, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, December 21, 2023 Good or Perfect? This year is my 30th anniversary of being a runner.  In the fall of …


December 2023 Presbytery Meeting

November 30, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Carla L. Campbell Stated Clerk and Congregational Support Associate Thursday, November 30, 2023 Dear Presbytery, We look forward to meeting at Union Presbyterian Church of Robinson Township for our final presbytery meeting of the …


Cultivating Trust

November 9, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, November 9, 2023 Cultivating Trust I had the good fortune of graduating from seminary and beginning my first full-time ministry …


A Call to Prayer on the Fifth Anniversary of the Tree of Life Massacre

October 26, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, October 26, 2023 A Call to Prayer on the Fifth Anniversary of the Tree of Life Massacre Sunday afternoon, at …


Remember to Say Thank You

October 12, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, October 12, 2023 Remember to Say Thank You My mother was a stickler for thank yous in all their forms.  …


September 2023 Presbytery Meeting

September 28, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Carla L. Campbell Stated Clerk and Congregational Support Associate Thursday, September 28, 2023 Dear Presbytery, We are delighted to be able to meet at Crestfield Camp and Conference Center to worship together, to do …


A Shared Vision that Unites Us?

September 21, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, September 21, 2023 A Shared Vision that Unites Us? Dear Friends- When we first received the results of the Landscape …


A Place to Not Be Okay

September 14, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, September 14, 2023 A Place to Not Be Okay Dear Friends- I need to start with an acknowledgment: this article …


Transition Updates – August 2023

August 31, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, August 31, 2023 Transition Updates – August 2023 Dear Friends- As September approaches, we are officially eight months into our …


Why Ministry With the Next Generation Matters – Part 3: The Christian Message in a Pluralist Society

August 17, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, August 17, 2023 Why Ministry With the Next Generation Matters – Part 3: The Christian Message in a Pluralist Society …


Why Ministry With the Next Generation Matters – Part 2: The Role of the Church

August 10, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, August 10, 2023 Why Ministry With the Next Generation Matters – Part 2: The Role of the Church In the …


Why Ministry with the Next Generation Matters: An Overview

August 3, 2023 | Posted in Letters from the General Minister

A Letter to Pittsburgh Presbytery from Rev. Brian Wallace Associate Minister for Emerging Ministries & Acting Head of Staff Thursday, August 3, 2023 Why Ministry With the Next Generation Matters: An Overview The end is near. The end of summer …