Manuals and policies
Mission belongs to the very being of the church. Proclaiming the word of God and witnessing to the world is essential for every Christian. At the same time, it is necessary to do so according to gospel principles, with full respect and love for all human beings.
Aware of the tensions between people and communities of different religious convictions and the varied interpretations of Christian witness, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and, at the invitation of the WCC, the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA), met during a period of 5 years to reflect ...
Church Educators are highly valued and respected within Grace Presbytery. They are a strong and cohesive group that provides innumerable benefits to the congregations of Grace Presbytery through their knowledge of Christian Education and their leadership skills.
Churchwide Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan
These guidelines for clergy continuing education and sabbatical leave planning are based on several assumptions:
1. That the ministry is both a vocation and a profession. As a vocation, it is a response to God’s call for an individual to use his/her gifts in service to God’s people. As professionals, ministers have a specialized body of knowledge that they apply in specific ways to attempt to address particular human needs.
2. That this body of knowledge and its application is not static but continues to grow and develop.
3. That seminary is simply the beginning of professional ...
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance's code of conduct and professional standards document
This policy approved by the 218th General Assembly (2008) is the first major serious mental illness statement approved by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This report uses the biblical theme of exile to describe the challenges experienced by persons living with a serious mental illness. The first theme, "The Land of Exile," describes the difficult challenges people living with a serious mental illness face far too often, such as a feeling that they do not belong or are not welcomed in the church. The second theme , "God's Call to Comfort," describes appropriate ways congregations can minister to and ...
Commissioned Lay Pastor Ministry in the Presbytery of Northern New York
· written application to the Committee on Ministry (COM)
· session endorsement
· interview with COM representatives & approval by
Committee on Ministry
Use this matrix to decide why and when to use a CLP
Commissioned Lay Pastors in the Presbyterian Church
The Commitment to Peacemaking was introduced to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 1983. Since then more than 4,500 congregations and other groups have affirmed the Commitment and used it to shape faithful and creative ministries of peace and justice.