From traditions to transformation

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English 
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2005 
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Members of the First Presbyterian Church in Edgewater, New Jersey are acutely aware of the need to expand the church's ministry to the Edgewater community and its surrounding towns. There is a growing sense of urgency among our Community of Faith to become a greater witness of God's love in the community. Because of the town's shift from neighborhood to commuting station, many young families moving into Edgewater live an isolated existence. We view this phenomenon as a tremendous opportunity for spiritual development. Our answer to this opportunity: A new mentality of congregational involvement in ministry. In other words, we reject the notion of the Pastor as the only person qualified for ministry. Our session, deacons, members and friends no longer serve as mere spectators to the works of God. Their hearts yearn for real involvement in carrying the Love of God into our community. This demonstration projects seeks to engage the congregation in the 5 redevelopment dynamics of the PC(USA) which are spiritual energy, congregational identity, congregational leadership, re-entering the community and a ministry plan paying specific attention to technological, generational and multi-cultural issues. Our congregants realize that the entrance of the new millennium brings with it the new challenge of life in a technological age. We embrace these challenges as an opportunity for new ministry in a new era.  
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