The handbook is the most recent version, dated 2021. This Handbook is provided to assist Christian educators to become:
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.
This Advisory Opinion from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly offers guidance on how to address communion during an Emergency/Pandemic.
Additional Recommended Resource - Advisory Opinion - Church in an Emergency/Pandemic
Standing Rule G.2.e provides that the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly shall "give advisory opinions concerning the meaning of the provisions of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)." Through Advisory Opinions (AOs) the Stated Clerk offers a well-researched opinion and careful analysis on a provision or interpretation of the Constitution that is not clearly defined in the church’s life. It should be noted that Advisory …
Covid-19 (코로나 바이러스)로 인한 2020 년도 초반의 사태로 인해 일부 교회는 자발적으로 예배를 취소하고 있습니다. 정부의 대응이 시시각각 변화함에 따라, 어떤 교회와 중간공의회는 정부가 규정하는 격리 구역 내에 위치할 수 있으며, 이 구역 내에서 정부는 모든 상점, 학교, 예배 장소를 특정 시간에 폐쇄할 것을 요청하게 됩니다.
교회의 지속적인 선교와 사역에 관한 질문이 제기됩니다.
Respondiendo a los sucesos a principios de 2020 respecto a Covid-19 (coronavirus) algunas congregaciones han cerrado sus servicios de adoración voluntariamente. Las respuestas del gobierno cambian de una hora a otra y es posible que las congregaciones y los concilios intermedios se encuentren dentro de las zonas de contención establecidas por el estado. Dentro de estas zonas, el gobierno requiere que todos los negocios, escuelas y lugares religiosos se cierren durante un tiempo determinado.
Esto supone preguntas sobre la continuidad de la misión y el ministerio congregacionales.
Events in early 2020 around Covid-19 (coronavirus) have prompted some congregations to voluntarily close for worship. As the governmental responses shift from hour-to-hour, it is possible that congregations and mid councils will find themselves within governmentally required containment zones within which the government requires that all businesses, schools, and places of worship close for a particular time. Questions about ongoing congregational mission and ministry arise.
This worksheet will assist in determining an appropriate salary range for a church educator. The committee may find it helpful to work through this form before the search using the minimum requirements for the minimum range and the maximum the church can pay for the maximum of the range. When the committee has decided whom it wishes to call, this may be helpful in determining the salary offered. It may also be used during the annual salary reviews to take into account any new factors, years of experience, or progress toward certification.
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