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Manuals and policies

  • Ministry Information Form

    From Office of the General AssemblyChurch Leadership Connection

    Ministry Information Form, downloadable PDF version.

  • Ministry Information Form FAQ, Korean

    From Office of the General AssemblyChurch Leadership Connection

    한글 성직정보 양식에 관해 자주하는 질문들

  • Misrepresentations about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    The Office of the General Assembly has had an increase in the number of inquiries about printed materials from outside of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), being distributed within congregations, that ascribe to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) beliefs and standards which are meant to show that the church is no longer worthy of support. Over the past years the list of these misrepresentations have varied little and most have been answered in detail in the religious press, study papers adopted by the church or by specific action of the General Assembly. Whenever possible, the Office of the General Assembly directs those who inquire about specific conclusions drawn by these papers to resources which give a broader understanding of the issues.

    Typically the materials being circulated focus on four broad areas of concern, each of which speaks to the core of who we are as a denomination and a covenant community. In response to these recent inquiries, we remind the church about who the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is both historically and in our current ministry.

  • On Calling a Pastor

    From Office of the General AssemblyChurch Leadership Connection

    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. 

    Revised March 2015
    Click here for more information.

  • On Calling a Pastor

    From Office of the General AssemblyChurch Leadership Connection

    On Calling a Pastor, a manual for churches seeking pastors (PDF).

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • PCUSA Websites Terms of Use

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyLegal Manual

    Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), A Corporation, Terms of Use Agreement for the website of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and all related websites and websites of affiliate organizations. These Terms of Use were last updated on October 2, 2017.

    This document contains the Terms of Use that govern your use of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (“PCUSA”) website found at www.pcusa.org, www.presbyterianmission.org or other affiliated sites or social media or by otherwise accessing any content found on those websites or social media (“Website”). It contains information that you, the “User,” should familiarize yourself ...

  • PIF Tips for Christian Educators

    From Office of the General AssemblyChristian Educators

    Individuals interested in serving as a Christian Educator (non-ordained) should complete a Personal Information Form (PIF) following “Instructions for Entering a PIF” while integrating the suggestions below.

  • PIF Tips for Interims

    From Office of the General Assembly

    Ministers of Word and Sacrament who are interested in serving as interim pastors or in interim governing body positions should complete a Personal Information Form (PIF) following “Instructions for Entering a PIF” while integrating the suggestions in this document.

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