Will relocate ministry headquarters from Lenoir, North Carolina to Nashville, Tennessee
The Presbyterian Lay Committee, a Christian theological renewal ministry begun in 1965 and headquartered in Lenoir, North Carolina for the past 25 years, will be making strategic and geographic moves this fall.
“Remarkable advances in publishing technology and the advent of social media have not only transformed the means by which ministries publish their material, but also the very nature of how we communicate with the world at large,” said Carmen Fowler LaBerge, president and executive editor of the PLC since 2009. “When you also take into account the shifting theological and denominational landscapes in which the PLC operates, the board of directors determined that now is the time to make strategic plans for the future.”
The Presbyterian Lay Committee began in 1965 with influential businessmen from across the nation who loved the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible, their Reformed heritage, and the Presbyterian Church. They became concerned that the foundations of the faith were being eroded away by liberalism, and the PLC was their way of coming together to sound the alarm. Through its flagship newspaper, The Layman, the PLC has been informing and equipping Presbyterians for nearly 50 years. At the peak of its circulation, The Layman reached 500,000 households.
Although the ministry located its headquarters in Lenoir, North Carolina for the past twenty-five years, the scope of its outreach has always been national. The strategic restructuring will include both the cessation of the print edition of The Layman at year-end and also the closing of the Lenoir office. Going forward, much of the organizational infrastructure will be digital, several new staff members will work from remote locations, support functions will be outsourced, and a streamlined headquarters will be established in Nashville, Tennessee.
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If you’d like more information, or to schedule an interview with Carmen Fowler LaBerge,
call Jessica Lalley at (404) 273-4968, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The website for the Presbyterian Lay Committee is www.layman.org.