Reports and study guides

  • 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 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

  • 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.

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

  • 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)

  • Spiritual Reflection on Immigration Reform

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    Read this spiritual reflection on immigration and Christianity by Presbyterian pastor, Rev. Juan-Daniel Espitia. Rev. Espitia was born in Mexico City and currently serves as the Associate  Pastor at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church. He has been working with immigrants on both sides of the border for 28 years. In addition to being a teaching elder, he is a Licensed mental health clinician but above all, he is a sinner repented saved by grace, attempting to learn what does it mean to be a follower of Christ.

  • Standing in Solidarity

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    What action did the 219th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) take regarding holding national church-wide meetings?

    The 219th General Assembly (2010) adopted a resolution entitled A Call to Stand with Immigrant Presbyterians in Their Hour of Need, which called for the national church to refrain from holding church-wide gatherings in states with legislation “like Arizona’s SB 1070.” The stated purpose of the resolution was to avoid asking Presbyterians to travel to states where a person’s outward appearance or characteristics might subject them to
    harassment due to legislation “similar to Arizona Law SB1070.”

  • Stated Clerk Nomination Committee Nomination Process Report - April 2016

    From Office of the General AssemblyStated Clerk Nomination Committee

    1. Conducted a Churchwide Survey on qualities and characteristics desired in the next Stated Clerk. The survey was translated into Spanish and Korean.
    2. Developed a Job Description for the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), based on survey results. The job description was translated into Spanish and Korean.
    3. Developed Job Advertisement for the position of Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
    4. Developed Job Application Requirements. The job application was translated into Spanish and Korean.
    5. Telephone Interviews, January 2016, 13 candidates. Fifteen minute interview with each candidate.
    6. Executive Assessment  for Six Candidates ...
  • Stated Clerk Nomination Committee Spanish Survey Results

    From Office of the General AssemblyStated Clerk Nomination Committee

    The Stated Clerk Nomination Committee (SCNC) has released the results of a recent survey designed to identify the qualities and characteristics needed in the next Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

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