The General Assembly Special Committee on the Confession of Belhar has made available The Bible and Belhar, a new resource co-authored by Stephen Hayner and Mark Labberton which addresses the biblical basis of the confession. The 220th General Assembly (2012) voted to begin the process of amending The Book of Confessions to include the Confession of Belhar, and Moderator Neal D. Presa appointed the special committee to study the confession and provide education throughout the church.
|Schedule of Events - Big Tent 2017|
|Proposed Amendments to the Constitution|
|2017 Birthday Offering Booklet|
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Latest Brochures and cards
Share your excitement for the 2018 Churchwide Gathering of Presbyterian Women by giving out save-the-date cards. Each page has six cards with the Gathering logo, theme, date and location. This version is full-color, but a grayscale version is also available.
Latest Bulletin inserts
Use these bulletin inserts to promote giving to the Thank Offering in your congregation, presbytery or synod. Three bulletin inserts are included in this file; each one highlights a different recipient of a grant from the 2015 Thank Offering, and the life-changing work your gifts have made possible. Give now so that more life-changing ministries can be funded in 2017 from the 2016 offering. Note: These bulletin inserts are sized to fit on a half sheet of paper. They are available, preprinted in a package of 30 (10 each of the three) from PDS ($3/pkg.).
Latest Forms and applications
Follow up with members of your PW in the Congregation to receive pledges and forward them with the PW in the Congregations Remittance form to your PW in the Presbytery treasurer according to deadlines.
This form may be filled out electronically using Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader X.
Latest Liturgy and worship aids
Churchwide Antiracism Policy
Latest Manuals and policies
Church Leadership Connection (CLC) system User Guide version 1.1, dated February 2017.
Latest Video, audio and multimedia
A PowerPoint presentation originally used in the Presbytery of East Tennessee by former Stated Clerk, Rev. Gradye Parsons, and edited for general use in Ruling Elder training.
Latest Publications and periodicals
Ruling elders are called to ministry in partnership with teaching elders. Within this calling, ruling elders have responsibilities in several areas of the life of the church including exercise in leadership, governance, spiritual discernment, and discipline.
Latest Posters and fliers
Please distribute this flyer in your congregation or at presbytery meetings.
Latest Reports and study guides
This resource provides an overview of what actions could be viewed as disobedience and the serious responsibility and legal consequences that comes with those acts as mid councils, congregations, and members discern how to be the church to all of God’s children. In the resource, law is quoted and followed by a list of the various ways different courts have interpreted the law.