Reports and study guides

  • Ruling Elders Polity Workshop

    From Office of the General AssemblyVocational Ministries

    This is the handout for the Ruling Elders workshop facilitated by Molly Casteel and Martha Miller.

  • Ruling Elders Workshop

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Elder Training led by Peggy Hinds, Associate General Presbyter, Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. Friday, August 2, 8:00pm 

    Session 3: "The Ruling Elder: Leading in Congregational Life"
    Offered ruling elders the opportunity to integrate information from sessions 1 and 2 into the congregational setting, through engagement with case studies. This is the matching game resource.

  • Ruling Elders Workshop

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Elder Training led by Peggy Hinds, Associate General Presbyter, Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. Friday, August 2, 8:00pm 

    Session 3: "The Ruling Elder: Leading in Congregational Life"
    Offered ruling elders the opportunity to integrate information from sessions 1 and 2 into the congregational setting, through engagement with case studies. This is the case study resource.

  • Ruling Elders Workshop

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Elder Training led by Peggy Hinds, Associate General Presbyter, Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. Friday, August 2, 2:00pm 

    Session 1: "The Ruling Elder: Presbyterian Polity"
    Provided an overview of Presbyterian polity, its history and theology, and the way it influences the life of a congregation and the ministry of ruling elders.

  • Ruling Elders Workshop

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Elder Training led by Peggy Hinds, Associate General Presbyter, Mid-Kentucky Presbytery. Friday, August 2, 4:00pm 

    Session 2: "The Ruling Elder: Roles and Responsibilities"
    Explored the role of ruling elders in their ministry of discernment and governance. The responsibilities of session were also covered.

  • Ruling as Elders in Times of Trouble

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Resources from the 2013 Big Tent Ruling Elders Conference workshop entitled "Ruling as
    Elders in Times of Trouble" led by Joyce Lieberman and Doska Ross.

    Principles, Constitutional References, and case Case Studies are included in this resource.

  • Ruling as Elders in Times of Trouble

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Resources from the 2013 Big Tent Ruling Elders Conference workshop entitled "Ruling as
    Elders in Times of Trouble" led by Joyce Lieberman and Doska Ross.

    This page includes Part 2 of 2 of Guidelines in Times of Disagreement from the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program

  • Ruling as Elders in Times of Trouble

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Resources from the 2013 Big Tent Ruling Elders Conference workshop entitled "Ruling as Elders in Times of Trouble" led by Joyce Lieberman and Doska Ross.

    This page includes Part 1 of 2 of Guidelines in Times of Disagreement from the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program

  • Sexual Misconduct Policy

    From Office of the General AssemblyCommunications

    [as approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010)] - It is the policy of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (hereinafter referred to as PC(USA)) that all church members, church officers, non-member employees, and volunteers of congregations, governing bodies, and entities of the church are to maintain the integrity of the ministerial, employment, and professional relationship at all times. Persons who engage in sexual misconduct are in violation of the principles set forth in Scripture, and also of the ministerial, pastoral, employment, and professional relationship. It is never permissible or acceptable for a church member, officer, employee, or volunteer to engage in sexual misconduct.

  • Special Committee on Preparation for Ministry Report

    From Office of the General AssemblyVocational Ministries

    Committee Report (PDF)

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