Part I of the study of Commissioned Lay Pastors is a survey of presbyteries about CLPs. It was completed by PC(USA) Research Services.
Updated 11-2011– The General Assembly Committee on Representation (GACOR) asks that synod committees on representation (CORs) report annually on the status of synod and presbytery CORs. Spanish form.
This 29 page document includes summaries of all 16 synod consultations/ listening groups conducted by members of the 219th General Assembly's Mid Council Commission.
Download the talking points on the SNAP/Food Stamp Challenge to teach others about taking the challenge.
This resource provides suggestions for parents to start conversations with children about racism.
Starting with recommended children's books, this piece offers suggestions for talking about issues surrounding homelessness, including dignity, empathy, welcoming immigrants and refugees, and how our response reflects our faith. Includes links to teacher's guides and additional resources.
This report contains an ethical and economic case for a fairer tax code. Using data sets on poverty, inequality, and the effects of taxation, and using criteria derived from long-standing Biblical and theological commitments, the report addresses personal and corporate tax issues, and puts them in international context. The pages that follow begin with the policy positions printed in bold type, and then follow with supporting data analysis and documentation. An appendix looks at the Protestant Christian traditions that inspired support for our nation’s ﬁrst permanent progressive income tax more than a century ago.
For those who attended the 2016 Presbyterian Youth Triennium in July — as well as those who did not attend but who are interested in the Triennium’s invitation to GO — there is good news! Between December 2016 and July 2017 the “Keep GOing” mission impact initiative will encourage youth, youth leaders, and Presbyterian congregations to “GO!,” the theme of the 2016 event. Through the initiative, Triennium participants can continue to journey into active discipleship by using five different Bible studies, released beginning in December and ending in July 2017. Youth who did not attend Triennium will also benefit from …
This handout is part of the Dismissing Congregations to a Reformed Denomination workshop.
In every congregation of every faith, victims, survivors and abusers sit in our pews. Some are listening for words of recognition, understanding, comfort and healing, hoping to hear that the church stands with them and wants them to choose life. All need to hear a clear message that domestic violence is against the will of God. Our silence makes us complicit to the suffering. Presbyterians Against Domestic Violence Network (PADVN) invites you to make your church a place where the gospel of wholeness is heard and lived out. We offer the following 10 suggestions to aid you in that journey. …