Form used as a sample for the Property of a Dissolved Church
This brochure discusses the work of the Independent Abuse Review Panel (IARP) and offers suggestions on how you can help the victims.
From the brochure: “MK survivors have discovered that healing is possible when the secret is brought to light, when those who care about them acknowledge the truth of their experience, when the church reaches out and says, ‘This should not have happened.’”
by Carol Howard Merritt, pastor, Western Presbyterian Church
In this paper, author Howard responds to Beau Weston arguments in “Rebuilding the Presbyterian Establishment." She addresses a query concerning Presbyterians: What can the Presbyterian Church do to end its endemic crisis and turn around its long decline?
By José Luis Casal, general missioner, Tres Rios Presbytery
The most demanding challenge of our time is how to be the church of Jesus Christ with a clear message for the people we serve. The Bible challenges us to see and respond to the “signs of the times.” This paper asks the following: are we to save a system (structure) or humankind?
Charter for the Independent Abuse Review Panel for allegations of past misconduct related to the staff and dependents of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Worldwide Ministries Division and its predecessor bodies
by José Luis Casal, Carol Howard Merritt, J. Herbert Nelson II, Cynthia Holder Rich and John L. Williams
Have we structured our life together in a way that serves our best aspirations? Do the current institutional arrangements of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) help us flourish? This paper discusses issues from previous generations of Presbyterians and whether some of them to reworked, reshaped ... or even replaced.
by John P. Burgess
In this paper, Burgess explains what thinking theologically about the church looks like and what its sustaining 6 sources will be.
Becoming culturally proficient is an on-going process. One of the tools of Cultural Proficiency is its Essential Elements. The Essential Elements of Cultural Proficiency consist of five behavior standards that measure, plan for and facilitate a culturally proficient mindset.
This exercise will help you assess how culturally proficient you are individually and/or organizationally. The questions provide a baseline of information and will assist you in determining where to start your conversation about becoming culturally proficient. The assessment is approximately 20 minutes.
A Study Paper on Lessons Learned and Directions Toward Peace in Iraq
Committee on Religious Liberty and Church/State Relations. 200th General Assembly 1988 Policy Statement and recommendation regarding religious liberty.