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APA offers opportunities for professional development and personal growth for those who serve as support staff of the PC(USA). Continuing education events for certification and occasions for fellowship, worship, and spiritual nurture are offered at national and regional meetings.  The South Region, which includes the Presbytery of New Covenant, is comprised of PC(USA) churches in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

Austin Seminary

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary is a seminary in the Presbyterian-Reformed tradition whose mission is to educate and equip individuals for the ordained Christian ministry and other forms of Christian service and leadership; to employ its resources in the service of the church; to promote and engage in critical theological thought and research; and to be a winsome and exemplary community of God’s people.


Cancer survivors of more than 50 different types of cancer volunteer for CanCare to provide emotional support to those currently facing a battle with cancer. A patient is matched with a CanCare volunteer for one-on-one emotional support based on a variety of criteria including cancer site, treatments, age and gender. CanCare knows that when a patient is going through treatment, it can be difficult and emotional for loved ones as well, so CanCare also has family members of survivors ready to provide emotional support to family members of cancer patients. If you have a loved one who has been diagnosed with cancer and you need someone to talk to, CanCare can match you with a caregiver of a cancer survivor for one-on-one emotional support.

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CEDEPCA-Central American Evangelical Center for Pastoral Studies

An Agent for Change, CEDEPCA,, maintains a strong partnership with the presbytery, sponsoring exchanges with third world churches that enrich both communities. Groups from New Covenant travel to Latin America to share in God’s work there with and support for CEDEPCA’s ministry. Participants discover the connections between the Latin American Biblical University (UBL), the PC(USA) church and missionaries, and CEDEPCA. You are invited to walk with our partner CEDEPCA (Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America) and discover Guatemala in all its diversity, complexity, and beauty on a trip there. See firsthand all of CEDPECA’s programs at work: its “seminary on wheels” empowerment ministries for women and disaster work in partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Travel through this enchanting country and get to know the people of diverse cultures through CEDEPCA programs and its relationships with other Guatemalans working together to make life better for their people. Contact Rev. Robert Beach – Outreach Committee, New Covenant Presbytery and CEDEPCA USA Board member, at (409) 789- 8837 and


Cho-Yeh is home to over 2400 summer campers as well as a retreat population of around 10,000 guests. Located just an hour and a half north of downtown Houston, Cho-Yeh sits on 700 acres of lush pine forest in Livingston, TX. Cho-Yeh’s mission is to be a place where Jesus Christ transforms lives through meaningful relationships and outdoor adventures. Whether you go there for a retreat or for a session of summer camp, Cho-Yeh offers a powerful and life-changing experience.

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CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events sponsored by Church World Service and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools and others to raise funds to end hunger at home and around the world.

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Ghost Ranch, a nationally known study and conference center, is located 65 miles northwest of Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was given to the Presbyterian Church in 1955. The name “Ghost Ranch,” or the local name “El Rancho de los Brujos,” was derived from the many tales of ghosts and legends of hangings in the Ranch’s history.



Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston brings people of diverse faith traditions together for dialogue, collaboration and service, as a demonstration of our shared beliefs. Read about their programs, events, and services.

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The Medical Benevolence Foundation (MBF) has worked to provide hope and healing to those most in need. Working with our international church partners, MBF supports healing ministries in more than 100 hospitals and clinics throughout the world.

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Montreat Conference Center, nestled deep in a cool, green cove of the Blue Ridge Mountains just east of Asheville, NC, truly is “a place set apart.” On average, over 35,000 people a year, young and old, from every walk of life, come here to experience spiritual renewal, relaxation, and recreation.

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Experience the beauty, wonder, and serenity of Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly located on the banks of the Guadalupe River, nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Mo-Ranch offers spiritual growth, fellowship, engaging workshops and fun for all ages.


Prayers Of the People (POP) is a ministry by lay chaplains to hospitalized persons and their families. Specially trained volunteers from congregations in New Covenant Presbytery demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ through their caring and compassionate support, affirming God’s loving healing presence to those in a time of need. Formerly known as Presbyterian Outreach to Patients, POP was organized in 1974 by the Rev. Dr. Lawrence W. Johnson, Associate Pastor at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston. Dr. Johnsons organized and trained Presbyterians to visit patients and their families from “out of town” who are receiving treatment in the Texas Medical Center. Over time the mission has remained the same and the vision has expanded.


Since its beginnings in 1903 as an orphanage, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services has been providing residential care and other services to children and families with no place else to turn. Whether it’s through one of our group homes, a foster home, adoption, our Child and Family Program, or the Advanced Education and Aftercare Program, we do all we can to help show the children in our care that they are beloved children of God. In October of 2014, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services opened a Single Parent Family Program campus next to St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Houston. Designed as a small community that offers single parent families a safe place to live, the program also offers counseling and other services designed to get them back on their feet.


The Presbyterian Foundation works to strengthen congregations and related mission and ministry efforts by developing gifts and managing funds on their behalf, while building communities of generosity among their members and constituents. The Foundation provides all 3 Presbyterians an avenue to realize their philanthropic goals through a variety of giving and investment options.

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From the Presbyerian Historical Society Website: Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest denominational archives in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations.


The Society exists to encourage interest in the collection, preservation, and presentation of the Presbyterian and Reformed heritage in the four state area of Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. It encourages congregations to establish a heritage committee to preserve church records and celebrate anniversaries by writing histories of their work and sketches of some of the saints of the church.


The Presbyterian Service Center is a small non-profit conventional housing complex of 5 duplexes (10 units) and 1 house designed for the elderly and persons with disabilities. Occupancy is open to people sixty-five (65) years of age or older, or adults eighteen (18) years of age or older who require an architecturally altered accessible unit with features that address mobility issues and who have low income. The PSC is located in the Hobby Airport area of Southeast Houston. The rent for units ranges from $280-$500 per month. The application, welcome letter, application checklist, and medical certification form may be downloaded on this page. Instructions for submitting applications are on the Application Form.


This ministry provides pastoral care to seafarers from across the globe. At the Seafarers Center in the presbytery, seafarers have access to counseling, recreation and worship services. The New Covenant chaplain who works in this ministry is Rev. Tom Edwards. Q&A about the Seafarer Ministry Watch the video with retired Chaplain Davidd Wells explaining the joys of meaningful conversations with seafarers. Christmas Boxes for Seafarers Seafarer chaplains hand deliver wrapped shoeboxes full of small gifts to seafarers during the holidays. They begin shortly after Thanksgiving and continue gifting seafarers until all the gifts have been distributed! These gifts of love should be packed shoebox size, or even in plastic shoe boxes, then WRAPPED SECURELY as one unit in Christmas paper. PLEASE DO NOT WRAP LID AND BOX SEPARATELY. Please do not place bows or ribbons on the boxes. The plastic shoe boxes become an extra gift for the seafarer! Find more details including gift suggestions here. You are encouraged to visit the Seafarers’ Center and bring your boxes to the center. Questions? Call 713.672.0511 or email Howard T. Tellepsen Seafarers’ Center 9750 High Level Road (just inside the main gate), Houston, TX 77029 P.O. Box 9506, Houston, Texas 77261-9506 (Exit 29 off East Loop I-610) Monday – Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.


Texas Presbyterian Foundation serves Jesus Christ by supporting the long-term funding and investment needs of congregations, church-related institutions and agencies, and by educating, encouraging and enabling individuals to carry out Christian philanthropy.

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In its ministry that includes community, pastoral care, leadership development, Bible study, vocational formation, and social justice, United Campus Ministry-Aggieland offers students a “home away from home” for their spiritual nourishment and community needs. (Click the photo to download pdf)

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A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of individual campuses in the Houston area: Bible Studies, Evangelism, Table Fellowship, Service Learning Program, Monthly Mission Projects, Pastoral care and Counseling, Worship Services, Prayer, Christian Community.

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