A New Story
A Campaign for the Third Century of Presbyterian Publishing
Stories. They are what connect us. They are what teach us about the world, about the faith we share, and about each other.
For nearly 200 years, the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) and its predecessors have told stories. These stories shaped the landscape of biblical studies, theology, preaching, and ethics; taught the ways of discipleship; and showed us better ways to be human together.
As we near this anniversary, it is time to prepare the organization for the stories and storytellers that the future will require. Stories will need to be told in new formats, with multimedia and distance learning options for church school curriculum. They will need to help us understand how our faith fits in the changing world around us. They will need to be told by a wider array of voices, and show children the diversity of God’s Creation. They will need to continue the intellectual rigor that has been the hallmark of the Press. And they will need to further the Presbyterian commitment to justice for all God’s people.
As we approach the beginning of our third century of service, we are seeking $3 million to strengthen our ability to meet these needs by publishing the best in rigorous religious scholarship; prophetic calls for racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ justice; and curriculum and books for new generations of God’s children.
Your support will allow us to:
expand our commitment to diversity and equity in who we are, how we operate, and who and what we publish
create internships to teach publishing as a ministry
adapt our curriculum for new ways of learning
expand our publishing of books to help the youngest among us learn God’s love for them
expand the influence of our academic and preaching resources for the next generations of preachers, scholars, and students
give back to the denomination and its pastors and congregations
Help us equip the next generation of preachers, scholars, students, teachers, laypeople, and children in the PC(USA), the mainline church, and beyond.
Help us tell these new stories.
PPC’s impact on the church, academy, and society go beyond just the books it publishes. In recent years PPC has:
donated thousands of textbooks to seminaries around the world
donated hymnals to churches that suffered damage from fires, floods, or hurricanes
donated free resources to all newly ordained PC(USA) clergy
donated academic and preaching resources to students at Simmons College, Kentucky’s oldest HBCU (Historically Black College and University)
provided free resources and training to churches and educators as they adapted to distance learning during the pandemic
offered free resources to congregations to help with discussions of racism and white supremacy.
provided paid internships to seminary students of color to learn publishing as a career and ministry
been awarded numerous prizes for our publishing, including the Goddard Riverside/Childrens Book Council Social Justice Award, the Publisher of the Year and Book of the Year from the Association of Theological Booksellers, and Reference Book of the Year from the Association of Parish Clergy
had our books and authors recognized by The New York Times, the Washington Post, Good Morning America, Christian Century, Christianity Today, Publishers Weekly, the New York Post, Library Journal, and numerous other news, religion, and publishing media.
A New Chapter
PPC is a non-profit, registered 501(c)3 organization. Since our inception we have been self-funded, supporting ourselves with the sales of our resources without receiving mission funding. We even funded the nearly $4 million development of the Glory to God hymnal with our own funds. We understand that asking for donations while we continue to sell products may seem unusual. But the fact is that, for more than a decade, the sales of resources has barely covered our operating expenses each year. As we look toward our next century of service we recognize the need for additional resources to achieve our goals. Now, for the first time, we are asking for your help to strengthen our mission through philanthropy as well as through revenue.
In order to grow the Press in new and exciting directions, we need your help. Please consider a gift to help us tell new stories well into our next century.
Rev. John Buchanan
Rev. Deborah Block
Rev. Dr. Brian Blount
Rev. Dr. Cynthia Campbell
Lake Forest, IL
Campaign Leadership Committee
Rev. Dr. Christine Chakoian
Los Angeles, CA
Silver Springs, MD
Rev. Michael Waschevski
Fort Worth, TX
PPC Board of Directors
Rev. Rosanna Anderson
Fishers Island, NY
New York, NY
Rev. Dr. Angela Cowser
Lake Forest, IL
Silver Spring, MD
Rev. Dr. David Esterline
Rev. Cathy Hoop
Rev. Yena Hwang
Falls Church, VA
Joanna Sunghee Kim
Rev. Rebecca Kirkpatrick
Bryn Mawr, PA
Dr. Safwat Marzouk
Glen Allen, VA
Presbyterian Publishing Corporation Executive Staff
President and Publisher
Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer
Rev. Dr. Bridgett Green
Vice President of Publishing and Editorial Director
Vice President of eCommerce and Marketing
Rev. David Maxwell
Vice President of Curriculum Resources