Reports and study guides

  • Coding Instrument for PC(USA) Identity Survey Data

    From Office of the General AssemblyCommittee on the Office of the General Assembly

    In the report that follows, I report on the dominant themes that emerged, which includes theology, governance, inclusion, tradition, politicization, education, world, mission, family, and emotion. I also comment on some potential issues we might have expected to be prominent, which are not. After that summary, I provide a description of coding instrument and then offer a brief conclusion. The main body of this report is followed by three appendixes. Appendix A consists of the coding instrument itself. Appendix B contains the quantitative analyses. And Appendix C offers a series of substantive questions prompted by the patterns identified in the quantitative and qualitative analyses, which may inform future research, policy or practice.

  • Comision Camino Hacia Adelante de la Asemblea General afirmacion de Enfoque


    Saludos en el nombre de nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo. Somos doce servidores de la iglesia establecida por la 222a Asamblea General (2016) de la IP(EE.UU.) para discernir el camino a seguir para la IP(EE.UU.) en el siglo XXI, en colaboración con el Comité de Revisión de Todas las Agencias y el Equipo de Visión 2020.

    La Comisión Camino hacia Adelante se esfuerza por modelar el cambio que se está buscando, en colaboración y comunicación tanto con los representantes electos, como con el personal de toda la denominación ...

  • Confession Matching Game

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Formatted cards to cut apart and use to match aspects of a creed to its title, available below.

  • Congregation Records Retention Schedule

    From Office of the General AssemblyPresbyterian Historical Society ->

    This resource is part of the Records Management for Mid Councils workshop, presented by David Staniunas.

  • Core values and leadership

    From Office of the General AssemblyChurch Leadership Connection

    This resource explores core values and leadership.

  • Created in God's Image

    From Presbyterian Mission AgencyPresbyterian Women

    Women know that, though the status of women in the United States has improved in the last several decades, there is still a long way to go, especially for women in other parts of the world where economies are fragile and protection of women is absent or not enforced. Violence against women persists, and shocking evidence of this surfaces regularly in the news. Presbtyerian Women (PW) joins the PC(USA) in enlisting the help of good men in ending the culture of violence and leading the way toward a culture of positive masculinity and true partnership with women. Download and ...

  • Creating Ruling Elder Training

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    A PowerPoint presentation of slides for pastors and other church leaders as they think about what might be included in preparing ruling elders to serve. 

  • Cultivating Fruitful Conversation

    From Office of the General AssemblyConstitutional Interpretation

    Developing fresh vision and practices for being church in the 21st Century will often involve cultivating a new way of talking together. Like a garden, the distinctive nature and manner of the church's conversation must first be desired and planned for. It doesn't just happen. Then it is sown into all occasions when the church gathers – for worship, learning, and decision‐making. Then it is tended to and pruned so that it grows and flourishes. And as a result, the fruits of love, joy, and peace will be harvested in the life of the gathered people.

  • Discern and Measure

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    "Discern and Measure". According to the Book of Order, ruling elders are ordained to "discern and measure" the fidelity of the congregation to the Word of God and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. A workshop resource helping elders in this role is available below.

  • Discern and Measure Handout

    From Office of the General AssemblyRuling Elders

    Discern and Measure led by Diana Barber

    According to the Book of Order, ruling elders are ordained to “discern and measure” the fidelity of the congregation to the Word of God and to strengthen and nurture its faith and life. Resources for exploring this call are included below

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