The Study Guide for the Report of the Mid Council Commission to the 220th General Assembly (2012)
The 219th General Assembly (2010) created a Commission on Mid Councils to report to the 220th General Assembly (2012) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Among the responsibilities of this commission was to “develop models that reflect the roles of middle governing bodies in our polity and the changing context of our witness in the United States. ...” Although all of the recommendations taken to the 220th General Assembly (2012) were not approved, the General Assembly commended the narrative sections of the report to the church for study. This guide is designed to assist mid councils, particularly presbyteries, to begin or continue studying the commission’s report focusing specifically on how mid councils might adapt to the changing times and circumstance in which the PC(USA) finds itself. In using this study guide you will need to refer to the report itself, which can be found at http://www.pcusa.org/resource/mid-council-commission-final-report/.