Manuals and policies
See the guidance from the 206th General Assembly (1994) regarding mission “…in the newly Independent states of the former Soviet Union.”
Find five actions for Asian congregations in the PC(USA)
Seven helpful tips on best practices in maintaining a diverse workforce, provided by the Diversity in Leadership Network.
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.)
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. Adopted by the 216th General Assembly (2004).
A Ministry with and For Veterans by the Rev. Tom Williams.
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 for the Development of Policies and Procedures as required by the Form of Government
The latest revision is identifiable by the date "June 2015" and "Release 2.0" on the cover and copyright pages. The handbook provides moderators, presbytery staff, and applicants with an overview of the process and resources, its intentions and goals.