Reports and study guides
This document includes:
- Hospitality House: Overview and Vision
- 15 Things to Consider as you Launch Hospitality House
- Volunteers Exploring Vocation Discernment Journal
- Facilitator's Resource Book: Volunteer's Exploring Vocation
- Rules for Community Living
- Hospitality Houses featured in webinar: Bethany Presbyterian House of Hospitality (Trenton, NJ), The Common House (Waynesburg, PA), and AYAVA House (Austin, TX)
- Contact information for Sponsors and Panelists
The Study Guide for the Report of the Mid Council Commission to the 220th General Assembly (2012) - Korean
The 219th General Assembly (2010) created a Commission on Mid Councils to report to the 220th General Assembly (2012) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among the responsibilities of this commission was to “develop models that reflect the roles of middle governing bodies in our polity and the changing context of our witness in the United States. ...” Although all of the recommendations taken to the 220th General Assembly (2012) were not approved, the General Assembly commended the narrative sections of the report to the church for study. This guide is designed to assist mid councils, particularly presbyteries, to begin or continue studying the ...
Facilitator’s Resource book for leaders in the Young Adult Volunteers in Mission program of the PCUSA
Prepared by Teresa Blythe, Facilitator of VEV program
Congratulations on answering the call to facilitating vocational discernment sessions with Young Adult Volunteers in Mission (YAVIM) in the upcoming months. We’ve developed a 16-session program that covers a lot of ground, primarily principles found in a wide variety of writings about Christian Spiritual Discernment.
A Self-Study Resource for Young Adult Volunteers in Mission
By Teresa Blythe, VEV Facilitator
Congratulations on choosing to spend this year following inspiration from God to be of service to the church and the world!
Many people who make this choice tell us that they hope this service year will help them figure out what kind of life work they feel God is leading them into. That’s where this guided journal comes in. We want to offer you a way to explore your vocation (a word related to “voice” and “call” that means our life’s work) at a ...
Download the 2012 report on shootings that Presbyterian Disaster Assistance has responded to since the late 1990's.
The Presbyterian Panel is made up of representative samples of ruling elders (“lay” leaders) currently serving on session, other members of congregations, and teaching elders (ministers of Word and Sacrament) who respond to quarterly surveys about issues that are important to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). (The session is the governing body of a Presbyterian congregation.) For reporting and analysis, teaching elders are split into two groups based on current call: pastors, serving congregations, and specialized ministers, serving elsewhere. Through the use of scientific sampling, the Panel is “re-established” every three years.
The first survey completed by new panelists ...
"Marriage: A Theological Statement" is a 1980 paper of the Presbyterian Church in the United States.
Most significant learning or spiritual growth experience; faith development past and future; preferences for church resources and retreats; retreat and camp participation.
The Presbytery of St. Andrew overtured the 220th General Assembly (2012) to dismiss the Commission on Middle Governing Bodies with thanks for its members’ faithful service and work, and create a Committee on Synod Boundaries composed of one teaching elder and one ruling elder appointed by each existing synod (to be initially convened by the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly and then to elect its own moderator) that is directed to bring to the 221st General Assembly(2014) a recommendation for new synod boundaries replacing the current sixteen synods with six to eight synods.
The report of the General Assembly Mid Council Commission I contained eight numbered recommendations for action by the 220th General Assembly, each containing one or more specific action items. The Advisory Committee on the Constitution addressed each enumerated recommendation separately, noting connections between particular recommendations.