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Review Committee Points out "Good News"

Date 04 May 1996 16:04:42


96158        Review Committee Points out "Good News" 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--Though much of its report to the upcoming General Assembly 
in Albuquerque is prescriptive for ills it perceives in the structure and 
operations of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Committee on Review 
also included a lengthy list of "items of good news." 
     Stating, "The Review Committee rejoices in the work of the faithful 
servants who enabled these advances in Christ's mission," the group noted: 
          nearly 70,000 participants in 1995 in programs at national 
          conference centers 
          record-breaking attendance at the Peacemaking Jubilee last August 
          a highly successful Youth Triennium last July 
          a new study series for Presbyterian men 
          a first venture into on-line curriculum -- "In the One Spirit," 
          the churchwide study of 
          First Corinthians 
          sale and distribution of the "Mission Yearbook for Prayer & 
          Study" reaching 90,000 copies 
          increased use of PresbyNet and PresbyTel 
          three new evangelism programs: "A.D. 2000 and Beyond," 
          "Commitment to Share 
          Good News" and the "Russia Initiative" 
          the commissioning last year of 464 new missionaries 
          43 new churches chartered in 1994 and 37 new church building 
          loans approved in 1995 completion of "A Year With Africa" and the 
          planning for "A Year With Latin Americans" 
          a "Ministry in the Cities" initiative funded at $280,000 
          first events at the new Institute for Christian Formation at 
          Stony Point 
          creation of the Presbyterian Youth Connection 
          more than 300 mission volunteers placed at more than 60 sites 
          around the country 
          more than $2.5 million distributed to racial-ethnic schools and 

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