Clerks of Session Resources

Clerks of Session Resources


The PC(USA) Office of the General Assembly requires that each church submit an annual report of church statistics.
You may submit the 2023 Statistical Report information at the OGA website beginning Friday, December 1, 2023.

Download the instructions for completing the 2023 Statistical Report. 
Click this link to log-in and enter your 2023 Statistical Report.

Annual Information Needed by the Presbytery of Charlotte

*These forms will need to be completed and returned to the Presbytery Office
by Thursday, January 25, 2024, as this information will be needed to prepare
for the Presbytery meeting to be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024
Email forms to:

The 2024 Church Data Form (Word doc) 
List of Deceased Ruling Elders for 2023 (Word doc) 

Other Helpful Information for Clerks of Session:

$10.00 each
2023 – 2025 Book of Order (pdf)

(Effective July 9, 2023)

Laurie Griffith, Associate Director for Constitutional Interpretation in the Office of the General Assembly, led the effort to compile the new publication and has highlighted some changes that have special impact for congregations. Click the link below to download a copy of section G-3.0106 on ‘Administration of Mission’. 


Presbytery Administrative Manual 
Standing Rules – Revised May 2020;
(Anti-Racism Policy added in 2021)

The Presbytery’s Administrative Manual includes our
Sexual Misconduct, Youth Protection, Harrassment and Anti-Racism Policies. (See appendices in the back)
Please feel free to use these as a guide for your congregations in crafting policies. 

The PCUSA’s A Corporation has a webpage with a great deal of information that can be helpful to churches in developing policies. The PCUSA Legal Services Director recently did an online workshop for Mid-Council leaders to give an overview of all of the resources that can be found on their webpages. The link is below:

Bulletin Insert on 2023 Presbytery Mission Giving

Per Capita: Committee To Connection

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 2022) 

Checklist for Sessional Records (revised) 

Employment Guidance for Sessions and Session Personnel Committees

The Church Treasurer’s Manual

(from the Presbytery of San Jose)

“WHEN WE GATHER” A Book of Prayers for Worship
(from Geneva Press)

Background Checks through Safe Hiring Solutions

**Order Session Minutes Record Books from 
Cokesbury Book Store

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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) 2023-2025
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