Church Leadership Connection (CLC) User Guide for Committee on Ministry (COM) moderators.
As we transform the CLC system into a modern, easy, and automated system for all users, we have found certain aspects that needed to be redefined to the need and theology that accompanies the calling process in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
This action of the 225th General Assembly (2022) in response to a report from the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) provides an update to the statistics included in the 2010 "Gun Violence, Gospel Value: Mobilizing in Response to God's Call." It also provides new recommendations including the implementation of the PCUSA's 10-year campaign, the Decade to End Gun Violence.
This action of the 225th General Assembly (2022) is a report from the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP) in the aftermath of the war in Afghanistan, our country's longest war. It includes a call for self-examination, confession and repentance and recommended actions to be taken by the General Assembly, national and local governments, congregations and members.
This report explores the convergence of internal and external factors throughout Central America that have led millions from the region – mostly Guatemalans, El Salvadorans and Hondurans – to abandon their homes and risk the dangers of migration. The study team, formed by action of the 223rd General Assembly (2018), visited five of the seven Central American countries (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica) in 2019, listened intently to the voices of church and ecumenical partners, and met with political and economic representatives. The report offers recommendations for public witness, mission partnerships and solidarity with church partners, and …
This resolution focuses on the importance of the city of Jerusalem and fulfills a directive of the 223rd General Assembly (2018). It includes a statement of concern entitled “For the Peace of Jerusalem” that speaks to recent U.S. policy changes such as the move of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as well as legal and political changes in Israel including continued annexation, denial of human rights and increased surveillance that are expressions of exclusivism, absolutism, ethnonationalism and racism. The resolution also includes recommendations regarding Jerusalem as well as background material and documentation for study.
This resolution reaffirms and updates the 2008 resolution of the same name that was approved by the 218th General Assembly and updated by the 222nd General Assembly (2016). It states the church’s clear opposition to attempts at voter suppression, expressions of white supremacist and white Christian nationalist ideologies, and efforts at the state level to subvert legal elections. It recognizes the role of gerrymandering and the corrupting power of money in electoral and governing processes and calls for election finance reform. It denounces the intimidation of election officials and workers and calls on law enforcement agencies and lawmakers to enforce …
The Handbook on Ordination Examinations is designed to serve as a resource for inquirers/candidates, committees on preparation for ministry, committees on ministry, and ministers of other denominations who may be taking the PC(USA)’s ordination exams.
Version: June 2023 / 3.2
Technology and virtual experiences of church are now mainstays in most every congregation. These are means through which we can extend our ministries as we engage across geographical boundaries as never before. With the tips, tools and practices provided in this Quicksheet, it can easily become comfortable and familiar to use technology in teaching.
With diminishing affordable housing options across much of the United States, many congregations are considering ways to affect change by utilizing untapped resources such as land. The following are a few examples of congregations and communities of faith thinking creatively about land use and building a more just community for all.