Manuals and policies

  • On Calling a Pastor

    From Office of the General Assembly

    A manual to help participants in the pastoral call process understand their responsibilities and tasks from the time a pastor has announced his or her departure until a new pastor is called and installed. This manual can assist session members, interim pastors, pastor nominating committee members, and presbytery committee on ministry members. EDITORS NOTE: This version had old Book of Order citations.

  • On Calling a Pastor (Word)

    From Office of the General Assembly

    A constitutionally updated, Word version, of On Calling a Pastor, a manual to help participants in the pastoral call process understand their responsibilities and tasks from the time a pastor has announced his or her departure until a new pastor is called and installed.

  • On Strengthening the Peacemaking Program

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAdvisory Committee on Social Witness Policy

    Lifting the example of Jesus as the model of our behavior and beliefs in love and peacemaking exemplified in Luke 6: 27–38 as our policy for Presbyterians now and in the future, the 219th General Assembly (2010) directs the General Assembly Mission Council, through the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) and the Peacemaking Program, to appoint a five person steering team, at least one of whom shall be a college student or other young adult, to work with ACSWP and Peacemaking Program representatives to design and implement a broadly participatory four-year process to strengthen the Peacemaking Program.

  • Online Training for Certification Advisors

    From Office of the General AssemblyChristian Educators

    Become more familiar with the role of a Certification Advisor and the expectations therein by watching this presentation. You can expect to find out more about the relationship between the advisor, the educator, the reference group, the presbytery and the Educator Certification Committee, while also becoming more familiar with the steps of the certification process and how the advisor is involved in each step. Full text is available in the notes section of the presentation. Reading these along with the slides will be most helpful. 

  • Organization for Mission

    From Presbyterian Mission Agency

    The Book of Order (G-3.0106) provides that “each council shall develop a manual of administrative operations that will specify the form and guide the work of mission in that council.”

    The Organization for Mission is the manual of administrative operations for the General Assembly. It specifies the form and guides the work of General Assembly mission.

  • Organization for Mission of the PC(USA)

    From Presbyterian Mission Agency

    Organization for Mission of the PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.)

    Updated: 6/25/13

  • Outline of General Assembly Policy related to Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    How does the The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (SB744) measure up to General Assembly policy? Take a look at this new resource to evaluate a broad summary of the legislation, General Assembly policy, and get resources for a more in-depth analysis of the legislation.

  • Overview of Commissioned Lay Pastors program

    From Presbyterian Mission Agency

    For Presbytery Committees

    This document explains the basics of Commissioned Lay Pastors.

  • PC(USA) Facebook Terms of Use

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyLegal Manual

    Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation Terms of Use Agreement for Participation and Posting on the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Facebook Page.


    These Terms of Use were last updated on August 11, 2014

    This section contains the Terms of Use that govern your use of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (“PC(USA)”) Facebook page.  It contains information that Users should familiarize themselves with before they post to the PC(USA)  Facebook page.  By using the PC(USA) Facebook page you, the “User,” are deemed to have entered into an agreement with the administrator of ...

  • PC(USA) policy statement on serious mental illness with study guide

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    This policy approved by the 218th General Assembly (2008) uses the biblical theme of exile to describe the challenges experienced by persons living with a serious mental illness.

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