Clerks of Session Resources

Clerks of Session Resources


The Office of the General Assembly requires that each church submit an annual report of church statistics.  You may submit the 2021 Statistical Report information at the OGA website beginning Friday, December 3, 2021.  Download the instructions for completing the 2021 Statistical Report online. 

*The deadline to complete the report is Thursday, February 10, 2022

The link to login to enter your Statistical Report
to the Office of the General Assembly is below:

Annual Church Information Needed by the Presbytery of Charlotte:

2022 Church Data Form 
List of Deceased Ruling Elders for 2021 

These forms will need to be completed and returned to the Presbytery Office by Friday, January 28, 2022, as this information will be needed to prepare the Presbytery Packet for the Presbytery meeting to be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022. You may Email these forms to attention of Tamara Williams, Stated Clerk at: or mail them to the Presbytery Office. 

Helpful Information for Clerks of Session:
2019-2023 Book of Order (PDF version)  

Serving as Clerk of Session 

10 Things Ruling Elders Should Know 

OGA Advice on electronic rolls and registers

Rules for Church Records
(Clerk’s Handbook 2019)

Checklist for Sessional Records (revised) 
(minutes will be due in May 2022)

Bulletin Insert on Presbytery Mission Giving 

The Church Treasurer’s Manual
(from the Presbytery of San Jose)
“WHEN WE GATHER” – A Book of Prayers for Worship
(from Geneva Press)

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**Order Session Minutes Record Books from 
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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:

 PC(USA) Form of Government Resources

Book of Order  (PDF download) 2019 – 2023
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