NEW RESOURCES TO SUPPORT ECCLESIAL FORMATION
OF RULING ELDERS AND DEACONS
The “Year of Leader Formation: Investing in Ruling Elders and Deacons” lifts up those called to these important ministries while providing resources to support their continued formation. New items have recently been added to the Year of Leader Formation website, including Zoom backgrounds and recordings of David Gambrell’s “Each Christian Has a Calling” hymn, written especially for the emphasis.
Two upcoming webinars for ruling elders and deacons:
“Discovering Our Gifts,” April 14th at 7:00 pm
“Parliamentary Procedure for Leaders,” July 14th at 7:00 pm
Read details here
The focus resource for the Year of Leader Formation, Coming Alive in Christ: Training for PC(USA) Ruling Elders and Deacons based on the Constitutional Questions, will continue to be available through Equip as a study of the beliefs that are central to our lives of faith and in our community with each other. This resource, along with its companion leader guides and visual supplement, no longer require an account in Equip to access.
Helpful Information for Clerks of Session:
2019-2021 Book of Order (PDF version)
**Order Session Minutes Record Books from
Cokesbury Book Store
Pure Knead Communion Loaves stay fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months. Just thaw on the counter the night before use and share. There’s no need to toast this moist, delicious bread before enjoying. Just tear it apart and pass it along. Works well for intinction. Uncut communion loaves will appear more homemade and vary in shapes and sizes. Communion loaves are just $4 each.
Visit the website for details: https://www.pureknead.com/communion-loaves
Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI)
Protect your church. The CCLI® Copyright License™ ensures your church is covered. Simply and legally. The Copyright License is tailored to your congregational singing activities and provides broad coverage for lyric storage, projections, song sheets, bulletin inserts, instrumental/vocal arrangements and service recordings. Optional rehearsal coverage enables duplication and sharing of commercial audio recordings and custom rehearsal tracks. Optional coverage is also available for streaming or podcasting recorded services. Visit the website for details: https://us.ccli.com
PC(USA) Form of Government Resources
Book of Order (PDF download) 2019 – 2020
Book of Confessions (PDF download)
A Guide to Parliamentary Procedure In the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Advisory Handbook for the Development of Policies & Procedures
Sample Corporation Bylaws