Reports and study guides

  • What GA per capita supports

    From Office of the General AssemblyPer Capita

    Per capita dollars help the church be the church and are related to the functions of the Stated Clerk through actions of the General Assembly.

  • Why and How the Church Makes Social Policy Witness

    From Office of the General Assembly

    A report adopted by the 205th General Assembly (1993) and revised by the 212th General Assembly (2000).

    The report on "Why and How the Church Makes a Social Policy Witness" explores and responds to the discomfort experienced by some members and congregations with the social witness policies and programs of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The task force was appointed in 1988 by the Committee on Social Witness Policy (CSWP). The CSWP sent this report to the 204th General Assembly (1992) for purposes of study. A consultation between the General Assembly Council and the sixteen synods
    was held November ...

  • Win-Lose Struggles and Their Costs

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    Win-lose, in one form or another, appears to be the prevailing strategy for making decisions and resolving conflicts in the church. This is true of local churches, regional church bodies such as Presbyteries, conferences, districts, synods, or dioceses, and it is true of national agency staffs and boards. Without counting the costs of win-lose, church members and leaders have tended to create competitive norms and operating procedures within their organizations.

  • World of Hurt, Word of Life: “Renewing God’s Communion in the Work of Economic Reconstruction”

    From Office of the General AssemblyStated Clerk

    Responding to the deepening economic crisis of our times, the 219th General Assembly (2010) recognized a preliminary statement of concern, Living Through Economic Crisis: The Church’s Witness in Troubled Times (Minutes, 2010, Part I, pp. 733ff of electronic copy; pp.323–24 of the print copy), and proceeded to authorize further study of the problem with recommendations for faithful action by the church. Specifically, the General Assembly asked for a study that “assesses the long-term implications of our current economic trends and practices, including their impact on the church itself, and provides appropriate recommendations for consideration by members, congregations ...

  • 핵심!가치!및!목회!관계!

    From Office of the General AssemblyChurch Leadership Connection

    핵심!가치!및!목회!관계!

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