Publications and periodicals

  • Transforming Families with Study Guide

    From Office of the General Assembly

    The 209th General Assembly (1997) called for an examination of changing families and social structures that support families, focusing especially on their effects on children, in order to develop principles and recommendations to strengthen the church’s ministry to contemporary families in both the church and society in the 21st century (see Minutes, 1997, Part I, pp. 536ff). The resulting task force was to pursue its work with the understanding that there is a variety of families. Answering this call requires attention to the cultural and socioeconomic contexts of today’s families, and it is of primary importance that we ...

  • Trick-of-Treat for UNICEF story

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Ministry at the United Nations

    Learn about the history of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, a tradition for 60 years.

  • Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence

    From Office of the General Assembly

    The 213th General Assembly (2001) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in reliance upon God under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in exercise of its responsibility to witness to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every dimension of life, has approved this policy statement “Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence.” It is presented for the guidance and edification of the whole Christian Church and the society to which its ministers; and will determine  procedures and program for the Ministries Divisions and staff of the General Assembly. This policy statement is recommended for ...

  • Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy on Healing Domestic Violence

    From Office of the General Assembly

    The 213th General Assembly (2001) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in reliance upon God under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in exercise of its responsibility to witness to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every dimension of life, has approved this policy statement “Turn Mourning Into Dancing! A Policy Statement on Healing Domestic Violence.” It is presented for the guidance and edification of the whole Christian Church and the society to which its ministers; and will determine  procedures and program for the Ministries Divisions and staff of the General Assembly. This policy statement is recommended for ...

  • Turn to the Living God: A Call to Evangelism in Jesus Christ's Way

    From Office of the General Assembly

    The 203rd General Assembly (1991) gave evangelism continued high emphasis in the life of the church. One of the actions taken by the assembly was the adoption of the document "Turn to the Living God: A Call to Evangelism in Jesus Christ's Way," which articulates our commitment to global evangelization.

  • Twelve Dynamic New Racial Ethnic & New Immigrant Communities of Faith

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyRacial Ethnic & Women's Ministries/PW

    In the following resource, we invite you to explore twelve dynamic new racial ethnic and new immigrant communities of faith. As you may know, new immigrant ministries are the fastest-growing communities of faith in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Of the 10,657 PC(USA) congregations, more than 12 percent are racial ethnic congregations. And, if we include other communities of faith, almost 15 percent of Presbyterian communities of faith are racial ethnic.

    There are many new communities of faith in the PC(USA) that gather regularly for prayer and worship, who are not counted in the Stated Clerk ...
  • U. S. Army School of the Americas: Paradigm or Pariah?

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Peacemaking Program

    The 1994 and 1995 General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) called for the closing of the U. S. Army School of the Americas. Since then, church leaders have lobbied Congress toward that end. What are Presbyterians to think?

  • Una introducción al Programa Presbiteriana contra el Hambre

    From Presbyterian Mission Agency

    Documento en formato PDF que explica la acción de la Asamblea General al crear este Programa y como tu puedes ayudar.

  • Una representación dramática del llamado de Dios

    From Presbyterian Mission Agency

    Drama para cuatro participantes que puede ser utilizado para conmemorar el día de la vocación cristiana.

  • Undivided and Plural Ministry

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyTheology and Worship

    The desire to achieve a fuller measure of visible unity resulted in the inauguration of “Churches Uniting in Christ” that included a provision for ongoing theological dialogue to provide a foundation for mutual reconciliation of ministries, with the goal of accomplishing full reconciliation of ministries by 2007. The Presbyterian Church and the Episcopal Church also entered into a bilateral dialogue focusing on the issue of ordered ministries – episcopé and episcopate, elders and the three-fold ministry. This paper explores the Reformed-Presbyterian understanding of ordered ministry and episcopé, elders and bishops.

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