Este examen está destinado a «evaluar el conocimiento de trabajo del(a) candidato(a) sobre la estructura constitucional de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.) y el método utilizado para resolver las diferencias adecuadamente y se determinan los programas para cumplir con la misión de la iglesia».
El Examen de competencia Teológica busca determinar la disposición del(a) candidato(a) para el ministerio en el uso de ideas teológicas bíblicas, clásicas y contemporáneas dentro de la herencia reformada de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE.UU.).
Este examen deberá evaluar la comprensión del(a) candidato(a) sobre el significado y propósito de la adoración corporativa y de los Sacramentos, la familiaridad con el Directorio para la Adoración y el Libro de Confesiones, y su aplicación a la vida en las comunidades de adoración.
This examination is intended to “assess the candidate's working knowledge of the constitutional structure of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the method by which differences are properly resolved and programs to fulfill the mission of the church are determined.”
This examination shall assess the candidate's ability to interpret an assigned passage of Scripture by demonstrating attention to the original language of the text, an understanding of the text's historical context, and an ability to relate the text effectively to the contemporary life of the church in the world.
The Examination of Theological Competence seeks to determine the candidate’s readiness for ministry in the use of biblical, classical, and contemporary theological insights within the Reformed heritage of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
This examination shall assess the candidate’s understanding of the meaning and purpose of corporate worship and the Sacraments, familiarity with the Directory for Worship and The Book of Confessions, and their application to the life of worshiping communities.
Between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Reformed Church in America, and the United Church of Christ on Entering into Full Communion on the Basis of A Common Calling
In 1997 four churches of Reformation heritage will act on an ecumenical proposal of historic importance. The timing reflects a doctrinal consensus which has been developing over the past thirty-two years coupled with an increasing urgency for the church to proclaim a gospel of unity in contemporary society. In light of identified doctrinal consensus, desiring to bear visible witness to the unity of the Church, and hearing the call to engage together in God's mission, it is recommended:
That the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Reformed Church in America, and the United Church of Christ declare on the basis of A Common Calling and their adoption of this A Formula of Agreement that they are in full communion with one another. Thus, each church is entering into or affirming full communion with three other churches.
Second part of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This document contains the Form of Government, the Directory of Worship, the Rules of Discipline and the Formula of Agreement. It comes with a binder and a title page. Version 2019-2021.
The Companion Guide to the Commitment to Peacemaking accompanies the Commitment to Peacemaking. It assists congregations, mid councils and theological institutions as they make, reaffirm and deepen their commitment to peacemaking. The Guide outlines a unique process of worship, spiritual grounding and reflection, community building and partnership, study and preparation, and direct action and advocacy, Presbyterians are invited to engage in an intentional “development” of their peacemaking work and witness. It provides a set of original and curated resources, designed to help Presbyterians engage a peacemaking area of emphasis of their choosing: poverty, violence, racism, climate change, or immigration/migration.