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Why Choose the PC(USA)

Why choose the PC(USA)?

Some congregations are wrestling with whether or not to maintain their connection to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Here are just a few of the many reasons for them to choose to remain within the denomination.

See also Why I Belong

Latest Brochures and cards

Tranformation Leadership: A Definition

Transformational leaders are men and women of diverse ages, backgrounds and cultures who are witnesses to God’s love, empowered by the Spirit and committed to Jesus Christ. In gratitude, they are, and help others to be, culturally proficient, resilient, trustworthy, innovative, adaptive and theologically grounded in the Reformed tradition. 

Latest Bulletin inserts

2015 Pentecost Offering Bulletin Inserts

Use these bulletin inserts in your church during the weeks leading up to the Pentecost offering:

  • From My Youth - Highlights the benefits of the Pentecost Offering
  • I Still Proclaim - Involvement with faith communities has a long-term affect in the lives of children. 

Hard copies can be ordered by emailing pds@pcusa.org, or visiting the church store.

Latest Forms and applications

Birthday Offering grant application (Word version)

Birthday Offering grants range from $100,000 to $300,000. Grant requests come from a variety of sources including PC(USA) governing bodies, health agencies, overseas churches, ecumenical councils, community groups, educational institutions and church related groups. Projects must meet the criteria established by Presbyterian Women.

Submit this Creative Ministries Offering Committee grant application no later than May 15 and be sure to check the box on page 3 that indicates you are applying for a Birthday Offering grant.

Latest Liturgy and worship aids

A Prayer Service from Baltimore

Download "A Service of Prayer for the City of Baltimore."

Latest Manuals and policies

The Handbook on Ordination Examinations

The Handbook on Ordination Examinations is designed to serve as a resource for inquirers/candidates, committees on preparation for ministry, committees on ministry, and ministers of other denominations who may be taking the PC(USA)’s ordination exams.

Version: May 2015/2.2

Latest Video, audio and multimedia

2015 One Great Hour of Sharing Thank You Video

Special Offerings Manager Bryce Wiebe thanks individuals and congregations for their support of One Great Hour of Sharing. Available to stream here.

Latest Publications and periodicals

Examination in Church Polity (Korean)

This examination is intended to “assess the candidate's working knowledge of the constitutional structure of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the method by which differences are properly resolved and programs to fulfill the mission of the church are determined.”

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Exams Schedule

The schedule for upcoming Ordination Exams.

Latest Reports and study guides

Examination in Worship and Sacraments (Spanish)

This examination shall assess the candidate’s understanding of the meaning and purpose of corporate worship and the Sacraments, familiarity with the Directory for Worship and The Book of Confessions, and their application to the life of worshiping communities.