Reports and study guides
This document includes the final action taken on item 05-12 by the 220th General Assembly.
This document provides advice from the Advisory Committee on the Constitution to the Mid Council Commission I regarding recommendations for a constitutional amendment.
This 29 page document includes summaries of all 16 synod consultations/ listening groups conducted by members of the 219th General Assembly's Mid Council Commission.
The General Assembly Middle Governing Body Commission asked the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Research Services staff to help the commission consult with Presbyterians as it reimagines presbyteries and synods. Research Services staff conducted one-hour telephone focus group discussions with representatives of 11 PC(USA) constituencies. The staff drafted focus group questions (with input from a research subcommittee of the commission), sampled and recruited focus group participants, moderated the discussions, and summarized and analyzed the discussions. Operating mainly in pairs, commission members opened and closed the focus groups and listened to the discussions. The focus groups took place during the ...
Research Services developed three questionnaires in cooperation with and at the request of the Middle Governing Body Commission:
- A session survey.
- A presbytery and synod leader survey.
- An individual survey.
All three were placed on the PC(USA) website on March 24, and their availability was publicized widely throughout the denomination by the Commission. Responses were accepted through July 8, 20 II. Individual Presbyterians were invited to go to either the leader or individual survey, as appropriate. Sessions were invited to download a copy of the survey, come up with one set of responses for the entire group, and then ...
Comparative Statistics 2011 - Technical Information
- Sources of Data
- Guidelines for Use
- Definitions: Membership
- Definitions: Teaching Elders
- Definitions: Finances
- Changing Definitions
- Availability of Data
PC(USA) Congregations and Membership, 2000 to 2011
Distribution of PC(USA) Congregations by Membership Size and Synod, 2011
PC(USA) Membership by Region and State/Territory, 2011
Membership Gains and Losses of PC(USA) Synods and Presbyteries, 2011