Reports and study guides
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 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 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.
This chart provides a brief overview of what we have learned about Presbyterian members, ruling elders and teaching elders through the Presbyterian Panel. View the snapshot for 2011.
A Proposal for Considering the Theology and Practice of Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - Study guide
The 1992 General Assembly commended for church-wide study a report entitled “A Proposal for Considering the Theology and Practice of Ordination in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).” The report emphasizes the ministry of the whole people of God, and, for the first time in the denomination’s history, explores all three offices (minister, elder, and deacon) in relation to this common ministry.
The study guide has been prepared to assist congregations and presbyteries in organizing groups to engage in careful reading and discussion of the report.
This report and its recommendations are in response to the referral of the 216th General Assembly (2004) to the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy to investigate the question of usury in the United States and to prepare a resolution for the 217th General Assembly (2006).
The Association of Presbyterian Interim Ministry Specialists asked Research Services to conduct a survey that would help them do the best job they could as interims. Research Services constructed four questionnaires—one each for the following four constituencies: (1) presbytery executives, (2) chairs of presbytery committees on ministry, (3) clerks of session in congregations that had had an interim pastor, and (4) pastors who followed an interim pastor.
Use the resources contained within this 40-page packet to explore modern-day slavery and learn how you can help.
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.