Reports and study guides
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 47-page packet to explore modern-day slavery and learn how you can help. The packet includes:
- A guide to its use
Articles from Presbyterians Today and Horizons magazine
- A quiz to test your knowledge of human trafficking
- A one-session study, "Understanding Human Trafficking 101"
- A guide to U.S. and international law regarding human trafficking
- A copy of 2006 PC(USA) policy on human trafficking
- A guide to using the stories of our faith to gain insight into human trafficking
- "A Human-rights, Victim-centered Approach to Human Trafficking"
- "Hosting a Human Trafficking Awareness Training"
- A poster ...
- A guide to its use
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.
Summary of the of the work ACSWP does, complied at the 2012 General Assembly.
AIDS Study: Item 10-01. On Directing the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy to Develop a New Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Policy for the Church - 218th General Assembly
Report of Item 10-01: On Directing the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy to Develop a New Comprehensive HIV and AIDS Policy for the Church from the 218th General Assembly.
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.
By John C. Purdy
Men of the Church in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) provides 11 New Testament Bible studies to aid congregations. Each study is inspired by a book of the Bible and includes seven sessions for open discussion.
This handout is part of the workshop Dismissing Congregations to a Reformed Denomination.