Church Related

Auburn Theological Seminary
Since its founding in Auburn, New York in 1818, Auburn Theological Seminary has been at the forefront of educating people to serve God. The seminary first trained ministers and educators for Presbyterian and other Protestant churches on the American frontier, then for new fields of service in the U.S. and around the world. Following the Great Depression, the seminary moved to New York City to share Union Theological Seminary’s campus. Today Auburn is a dynamic educational institution, a “seminary without borders,” whose programs are rooted in New York City but extend far beyond. Today its programs renew church life and leadership through non-degree continuing education; increase multi-faith understanding; and strengthen other theological schools through educational research and consulting.

The Church of Gethsemane
Founded in 1986, The Church of Gethsemane is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and a member of the New York City Presbytery. It was created by and for prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, and those who are in solidarity with the poor and imprisoned. Gethsemane is a church wear persons who have been disinherited and disempowered by the world have moved from the margins of society to the center of religious life, wear their individual experiences are valued and their stories are heard. The program works to rebuild families as they help individuals rebuild their lives. Gethsemane is perhaps the only congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA) with the unique mission of rebuilding the lives of individuals who have been incarcerated and are supporting their families. More than 2,000 individuals directly benefit from the ministry and perhaps another 2,000 benefit indirectly through the newsletter, community forums, and special events.

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians
The Covenant Network is a national organization whose goal is to build up the church by removing barriers to ordained service based on sexual orientation, and by so doing, to further the unity of the church.

Good Neighbor Presbyterian Church
Good Neighbor Presbyterian Church’s ministry is aimed at the Hispanic community of East Harlem. Alongside its active worship and bible study, the congregation has created outreach ministries in the areas of senior services and after-school and tutoring programs for youth in the neighborhood. It is the only Presbyterian congregation on the East Side serving the needs of Hispanic people. Good Neighbor hosted The Brick Church volunteers on the Day of Discipleship, when they worked to improve the building’s infrastructure.

New York Theological Seminary
New York Theological Seminary is the largest non-denomination seminary in New York State and one of the largest in the Northeast, specializing in training leaders for inner-city congregations. NYTS has a special partner relationship with churches committed to improving the quality of life of God’s beloved in the neighborhoods and communities of metropolitan New York. This relationship provides the means by which students, faculty, pastors, church leaders, and congregants form a team to help Christians in various communities throughout New York City and beyond become more literate, responsible, and effective in expressing their faith.

Presbyterian Camp and Conference Center at Holmes, NY
For nearly six decades, The Presbyterian Center at Holmes, New York has served 252 Presbyterian churches and many community groups in the New York City region. The center provides Christian education and spiritual growth programs in a beautiful outdoor setting. Children and youth, educators and leaders, women and men, come to enter into a reflective encounter with God. Some people have left the center with a call to serve God. Others have found help and healing in a troubled life. Still others have experienced simpler but no less profound transformations.

Presbyterian Church (USA) Mission Giving
The general mission budget of the PC(USA) strengthens and promotes the mission of the entire church. The budget supports God’s work and Word around the world through mission personnel, Christian education, evangelism and new church development and ministries with all God’s children. The vast array of programs includes missionaries establishing a home for street children in Brazil, evangelizing college students in Ethiopia, providing vital medical care to the neglected elderly in Lebanon and training youth in the United States to be missionaries of tomorrow.

Union Theological Seminary
The mission of Union Theological Seminary, an independent, multi-denominational seminary in the City of New York, derives from a Christian heritage that is at once progressive and evangelistic: to educate leaders for ministry in churches and related organizations, to extend the work of social justice and to enrich the academy through teaching and research.