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  • 2014 Spanish Session Annual Statistical Report Instruction Workbook

    From Office of the General AssemblyStatistics

    This workbook is designed to guide you through the statistical information that you must provide to the presbytery in accordance with G-3.0202f. The Session Report is prepared annually by the Office of the General Assembly, and the information you provide will be combined with that from other PC(USA) congregations to become the “OGA Statistics” that appear annually in the General Assembly Minutes, Part II, Statistics.

    Este cuaderno está diseñado para guiarle a calcular la información estadística que se tiene que proveer al presbiterio de acuerdo con G-3.0202f. El informe del consistorio es preparado anualmente ...

  • 206th General Assembly Guidance on the Former Soviet Union

    From Presbyterian Mission Agency

    See the guidance from the 206th General Assembly (1994) regarding mission “…in the newly Independent states of the former Soviet Union.” 

  • 5 Actions for Asian Congregations

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyAsian Congregational Support

    Find five actions for Asian congregations in the PC(USA)

  • 7 Tips on How to Retain a Diverse Workforce

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyDiversity in Leadership Network

    Seven helpful tips on best practices in maintaining a diverse workforce, provided by the Diversity in Leadership Network.

  • A Formula of Agreement

    From Office of the General AssemblyEcumenical Relations

    The Orderly Exchange of Ordained Ministers of Word and Sacrament

    Principles, Policies, and Procedures

    Participating Churches: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America • Presbyterian Church (USA) • Reformed Church in America • United Church of Christ

    Principles for the Orderly Exchange of Ordained Ministers of Word and Sacrament Background and Affirmations Through adoption of A Formula of Agreement, the Reformed Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Church of Christ entered into a relationship of full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America entered into a relationship of full communion with the Reformed Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the United Church of Christ. Among other things, full communion means that the four churches “recognize each other’s various ministries and make provision for the orderly exchange of ordained ministers of Word and Sacrament.” (All references to ministers or ordained ministers herein refer to ordained ministers of Word and Sacrament in the four churches.)

  • A Manual for Moderators!

    From Office of the General AssemblyModerators' Conference 2014

    Below you will find a copy of the Moderators' Procedure Notebook from Mid-Kentucky Presbytery that Rev. Ken Hockenberry shared with the conference. This was updated for the 2014 Moderators' Conference. 11/7/14

    Table of Contents

    Motions Chart                                                                                               Page 3

    Rules of Motions                                                                                           Page 4

    Voting in a Presbytery Meeting                                                                 Page 5

    General Docket Procedures                                                                        Page 6

    Opening Procedures                                                                                     Page 7

    Closing Procedures                                                                                       Page 8

    Reception of a New Pastor - Member of Presbytery                             Page 9

    Dismissal of a Pastor or Member
               Dissolution of a Pastoral Relationship                                            Page 10

    Examination of an Inquirer
              (Move from an Inquirer to a Candidate)                                       Pages ...

  • A Resolution and Confession on the Torture and Abuse of Prisoners

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Peacemaking Program

    A Resolution and Confession on the Torture and Abuse of Prisoners. Adopted by the 216th General Assembly (2004).

  • A brief guide for congregations welcoming home their members who are veterans

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPHEWA

    A Ministry with and For Veterans by the Rev. Tom Williams.

  • A session guide for the ministry of all believers

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPreparation for Ministry

    Prepared by the Task Force for a Joint Candidacy Process to test the features of the inquiry phase of the Preparation for Ministry process.

  • Advisory Handbook for Councils

    From Office of the General Assembly

    Advisory Handbook for Councils for the Development of Policies and Procedures as required by the Form of Government

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