Reports and study guides
In the wake of the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9, 2014, confusion, anger and national soul-searching has marked succeeding weeks. A prayer vigil turned violent, police in Ferguson continued to skirmish with protesters, and dozens have been arrested. News media have begun to examine the issue of police shootings nationwide, and to examine the statistics and circumstances. Many observers, including faith communities, are questioning the killing of an unarmed man and raising the issues of police brutality, racial profiling and racial injustice. Read J. Herbert Nelson's response. Rev. Nelson is director of the PC ...
This resource provides a list of policy statements, study guides, videos, and links to other organizations and resources to help Presbyterians engage in antiracism work in congregations, Mid Councils, and across the church.
The PW quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find information from the committees of the Churchwide Coordinating Team, news about the 2015 Churchwide Gathering, details about new resources, highlights of conferences and events, and what’s on the horizon for Presbyterian Women. It is dated August–October 2014 and reflects news reported through July 15, 2014.
Note: This resource is also distributed as a print piece, mailed with enclosures. This download includes electronic copies of the inserts.
The Comparative Statistics report is published annually in the fall and summarizes data on membership, finances and ministers provided by each congregation to the Office of the General Assembly via the Session Annual Statistical Report. The report compares annual statistics to show trends in areas such as membership gains and losses, receipts and expenditures, and number of ministers.
Ten ways to impact education quality.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and partners work to end commercial sexual exploitation of children
Learn how the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)'s Human Trafficking Roundtable works with ECPAT-USA (End Child Prostitution and Trafficking) to encourage companies in the travel and tourism industry to sign the Tourism Child-Protection Code of Conduct to prevent sexual exploitation of children.
2013 miscellaneous information about statistics.
2013 Summaries of Statistics– Comparative Summaries
Click on the links below to see how your gifts to the 2013 One Great Hour of Sharing supported the ministries of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People:
An introduction to the six General Assembly agencies that make up the PC(USA)
Board of Pensions
Office of the General Assembly
Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program
Presbyterian Mission Agency
Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
This report is intended to provide an overview of the work of the six agencies during 2012–2013.