[as approved by the 219th General Assembly (2010)] - It is the policy of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (hereinafter referred to as PC(USA)) that all church members, church officers, non-member employees, and volunteers of congregations, governing bodies, and entities of the church are to maintain the integrity of the ministerial, employment, and professional relationship at all times. Persons who engage in sexual misconduct are in violation of the principles set forth in Scripture, and also of the ministerial, pastoral, employment, and professional relationship. It is never permissible or acceptable for a church member, officer, employee, or volunteer to engage in sexual misconduct.
Guidelines for Christians sharing their physical space with groups from other religions, based on 199th General Assembly Action.
Because our youth are stuck at home for a while, it’s a great time to inspire them to think about the situations and circumstances of others. With a little guidance and encouragement from their adult leaders, young people can use their extra time and their access to the internet to learn about the obstacles and injustices that other people face in their town, across the country, and around the world. Here are some ideas for getting your youth to take a more avid interest in advocacy.
This is a complete intergenerational retreat module for use at camps and conference centers designed for camp staff, local educator or pastor leadership. The module includes Bible study, camp activities, worship plans, and planning guidance.
Laura Cheifetz, Deputy Director of Systems & Sustainability at National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum explains how looking at mission through a lens of anti-racism can help reshape our understanding of mission and how we engage in it.
This resource provides simple, accessible ideas for Christian prayer and formation in a household setting.
Singing the Faith to our Children: Hymns and Faith Formation is a resources with practical suggestions for various settings with children.
Download an FAQ sheet and learn more about the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge.
In our time of economic crisis, the churches have an answer, a constructive vision of the directions needed for a fairer society and a healthier world. This non-doctrinal Social Creed is a positive framework for needed new thinking and action by individuals, institutions and government itself, all of which are called to serve the common good. It embodies the prophetic heart for justice, which insists that all persons must be treated equally and that societies are judged by how they treat their weakest members."
The Social Creed for the 21st Century was adopted in 2008 by ecumenical representatives of 35 Protestant and Orthodox church communions. This booklet provides Biblical, theological and historical background as well as current application ideas for each of the Creed's affirmations. It also includes questions for discussion and study.