Reports and study guides

  • 220th General Assembly (2012) Voting Tallies

    From Office of the General Assembly220th General Assembly (2012)

    Approved By The 220th General Assembly (2012) Approval of Heidelberg requires 116 affirmative votes; all other amendments require 87 affirmative votes.

  • 222nd General Assembly Elected Commissioners

    From Office of the General Assembly222nd General Assembly (2016)

    Updated on March 11, 2016

    This report includes the names of those Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders that have been elected by their presbyteries to serve as commissioners to the 222nd General Assembly (2016).

  • A Churchwide Letter Concerning Amendment 10-A (Chinese)

    From Office of the General Assembly

    美國基督長老教會通過修訂封立準則

    當總會辦公室等待正式計票結果的時刻,173 個中會超過半數已經通過修改封立準則。

    在2011年5月10日本週二的會議,雙城地區的中會成為第87個認可此項修訂文的中會,此修訂文將刪除憲法規定,要求所有牧師,長老和執事生活在“忠誠地一男一女的婚約或守貞的單身“( 教會法規G-6.0106b)。

  • A Churchwide Letter Concerning Amendment 10-A (Korean)

    From Office of the General Assembly

    미국장로교 (PCUSA)  소속 교회에게 드리는 글

     주 안에서 형제 자매된 여러분들께,

     은혜와 자비와 평강이 여러분 가운데 풍성하기를 기원합니다 (유다서 1:2).

    안수 기준에 관한 찬반 토의는 지난 30년동안 미국장로교회 교인들이 힘들게 다루어왔던 사항입니다.   우리는 모든 교회와 모든 교인, 집사, 장로, 그리고 말씀과 성례전의 목사들이 함께 목회의 은사들을 나눌 수 있는 장소를 찾으려고 노력해 왔습니다.  물론, 동시에 우리들은 모든 교회, 교인, 집사, 장로, 그리고 목사들의 뜻이 존중되는 것을 추구하였습니다.

  • A Churchwide Letter Concerning Amendment 10-A (Spanish)

    From Office of the General Assembly

    A las congregaciones de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EEUUA)

    Estimados hermanos y hermanas en Cristo:

    Reciban ustedes abundancia de misericordia, paz y amor. (Judas 1:2). 

    El debate sobre las normas de ordenación ha sido una lucha en la familia presbiteriana por gran parte de las últimas tres décadas. Hemos tratado de buscar esa posición en la cual cada congregación, cada persona que sea parte de la membresía, cada diácono o diaconiza, anciano o anciana, y ministro o ministra de la Palabra los Sacramentos, puedan compartir sus dones en el ministerio y a la misma vez respetar la integridad de cada congregación, membresía, diácono o diaconiza, anciano o anciana, y ministro o ministra.

  • A Missional Hermenutic For Approaching the Bible

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    A missional hermeneutic will incorporate and then ultimately move beyond broad overviews of biblical mission toward a focused and contextualized exegetical engagement with particular texts, including those that are not usually understood in terms of mission. This approach is rooted in the conviction that God has a mission in the world and that Christians read Scripture as those called and sent to participate in those divine purposes.

  • ACC Role with the Mid Council Commission

    From Office of the General AssemblyMid Councils Commission

    This handout was presented by Keith Geckeler during his presentation to the Mid Council Commission II. Keith will be the commissions representative from the Advisory Committee on the Constitution.

  • ACREC Statement on September Shootings

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Women

    The Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) calls the Presbyterian Church (USA) to embody what it has confessed, “that the church as the possession of God must stand where the Lord stands, namely against injustice and with the wronged; that in following Christ the church must witness against all the powerful and privileged who selfishly seek their own interests and thus control and harm others. Therefore, we reject any ideology which would legitimate forms of injustice and any doctrine which is unwilling to resist such an ideology in the name of the gospel.”1

    Download the statement issued September ...

  • Action Letter for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    From Office of the General AssemblyImmigration

    Rev. Gradye Parsons, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined the Interfaith Immigration Coalition in their letter-a-day campaign to urge the House to take action on a just and comprehensive immigration reform. The letter will be delivered on November 4th. Please take a moment to review the letter and then call your Representative and urge them to take action this year on comprehensive immigration reform. Find out who represents you at www.house.gov and use the box in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

  • Administrative Leave of Teaching Elders

    From Office of the General AssemblyVocational Ministries

    This handout is part of the workshop Dismissing Congregations to a Reformed Denomination.

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