Clerks of Session Resources

Clerks of Session Resources

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’. 

CLICK HERE


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:

https://www.pcusa.org/acorp/resources/

PC(USA) CHURCHWIDE ANTI-RACISM POLICY



Bulletin Insert on 2024 Presbytery Mission Giving  

Per Capita: Committing 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: https://us.ccli.com


 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