Reports and study guides
Guidelines for reference checks as part of the call process.
This resource explores core values and leadership.
2015 miscellaneous information about statistics.
2015 Summaries of Statistics– Comparative Summaries.
A PowerPoint presentation of slides for pastors and other church leaders as they think about what might be included in preparing ruling elders to serve.
As part of a church-wide consultation that sought to gain insights and wisdom from the whole denomination about our shared identity and what the church is called to be and do, Presbyterian Research Services developed an online instrument and made it available in the fall and winter of 2015-16.
In the report that follows, I report on the dominant themes that emerged, which includes theology, governance, inclusion, tradition, politicization, education, world, mission, family, and emotion. I also comment on some potential issues we might have expected to be prominent, which are not. After that summary, I provide a description of coding instrument and then offer a brief conclusion. The main body of this report is followed by three appendixes. Appendix A consists of the coding instrument itself. Appendix B contains the quantitative analyses. And Appendix C offers a series of substantive questions prompted by the patterns identified in the quantitative and qualitative analyses, which may inform future research, policy or practice.
We are so glad to have such a wide range of offerings materials to support your Pentecost Offering promotion activities. But we also know it can be difficult to scroll through several pages to find it all. Here are our most popular resources for 2016:
- Leader's Guide
- Worship Resources
- Curriculum Resources for Children and Youth
- Ways to Involve Children and Youth
- Minutes for Mission
- Bulletin Insert - First Third of Life
- Bulletin Insert - God's Calling
- Sample Pastor Letter
- Newsletter / Blog Post
- Power Point Slides
- Facebook Cover Image
Presbyterian Women’s Churchwide Coordinating Team met in February 2016 to further develop plans for the 2015–2018 triennium. This summary includes highlights of work from the Administrative, Antiracism, Bible Study, Communications/Funds Development, Creative Ministries, Finance, Inclusive Community, Justice and Peace, Leadership Development Grant, and Mission Relationships committees, as well as other news from the national level.