Publications and periodicals

  • Examen de la exegesis de la biblia (libro abierto)

    From Office of the General AssemblyPreparation for Ministry

    Este examen deberá evaluar la capacidad del(a) candidato(a) para interpretar un pasaje asignado de la Escritura mediante la demostración de la atención a la lengua original del texto, una comprensión del contexto histórico del texto, y una capacidad para relacionar el texto con eficacia a la vida contemporánea de la iglesia en el mundo.

  • Examination in Church Polity

    From Office of the General AssemblyPreparation for Ministry

    This examination is intended to “assess the candidate's working knowledge of the constitutional structure of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the method by which differences are properly resolved and programs to fulfill the mission of the church are determined.”

  • Examination of Theological Competence

    From Office of the General AssemblyPreparation for Ministry

    The Examination of Theological Competence seeks to determine the candidate’s readiness for ministry in the use of biblical, classical, and contemporary theological insights within the Reformed heritage of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

  • Examination in Worship and Sacraments

    From Office of the General AssemblyPreparation for Ministry

    This examination shall assess the candidate’s understanding of the meaning and purpose of corporate worship and the Sacraments, familiarity with the Directory for Worship and The Book of Confessions, and their application to the life of worshiping communities.

  • Examination in Open Book Bible Exegesis

    From Office of the General AssemblyPreparation for Ministry

    This examination shall assess the candidate's ability to interpret an assigned passage of Scripture by demonstrating attention to the original language of the text, an understanding of the text's historical context, and an ability to relate the text effectively to the contemporary life of the church in the world.

  • 2016 Moderatorial Candidates Handbook

    From Office of the General Assembly222nd General Assembly (2016)

    As outlined in the Manual of the General Assembly, one of the responsibilities of the Stated Clerk is to provide to commissioners and advisory delegates an electronic packet of information about each candidate who is standing for Moderator. This year we have two sets of persons standing for Co-Moderator.

    This booklet contains the following information for all candidates standing for Co- Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016): a photograph, biographical sketch, personal statement regarding the candidate’s sense of call to the office, a written presentation by the presbytery having jurisdiction over the candidate (if that presbytery has endorsed him or her), and the candidate’s responses to a questionnaire developed by the Stated Clerk.

  • Presbyterian World Mission Giving Opportunities Catalog 2016-2017

    Presbyterian World Mission Giving Opportunities 2016-2017

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyWorld Mission

    International headlines and Presbyterian efforts to alleviate poverty, share the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and work for reconciliation often intersect.

    Our ministry in South Sudan, Egypt, and other places is relevant not because of its relationship to international press coverage. Instead, our work is relevant because it seeks to be faithful to God’s vision for our world and the expressed needs of our global partners.

    This publication provides brief descriptions of how each person under Presbyterian mission appointment works toward these ends. It also contains stories on some of the ways our mission personnel ...

  • Presbyterian Women Warehouse Reduction Sale

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Women

    Equipping the saints for life today—and tomorrow!—can include sharing resources that, although not so new, can bring the good news to others! That’s why Presbyterian Women is now offering the following resources to you at discounted prices (some are free; just pay shipping!). You can share with a new immigrant church group, a prison ministry, a new circle*—and order one (or two!) for you or your circle, too! Your participation in this sale will help your PW ministry in lots of ways, including the opportunity to share amazing resources with others and freeing up a space ...

  • PW Quarterly Newsletter (second quarter 2016), b/w version

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Women

    PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find information about Who Is Jesus? Bible study resources, advance information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, highlights from the spring 2016 Churchwide Coordinating Team meeting, mission and giving opportunities, excerpts from a Marian Wright Edelman essay on gun violence and much more. This issue is dated May–July 2016 and reflects news reported through April 27, 2016. To download the color version of the newsletter, click here.

  • PW Quarterly Newsletter (second quarter 2016)

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Women

    PW's quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find information about Who Is Jesus? Bible study resources, advance information about the 2018 Churchwide Gathering, highlights from the spring 2016 Churchwide Coordinating Team meeting, mission and giving opportunities, excerpts from a Marian Wright Edelman essay on gun violence and much more. This issue is dated May–July 2016 and reflects news reported through April 27, 2016. To download the black-and-white version of the newsletter, click here.

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