2023 ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORTS
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Helpful Information for Clerks of Session:
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:
Checklist for Sessional Records (revised)
**Order Session Minutes Record Books from
Cokesbury Book Store
FIND OUT INFO ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AROUND YOUR CHURCH!
FREE RESEARCH TOOL FROM ASSOCIATION OF RELIGION DATA ARCHIVES (ARDA)
This tool assists church and community leaders in accessing free online information about their communities. The initial map shows the location of other churches in your area and the Community Profile Builder provides you with social, economic, and religious information on the community or neighborhoods you select. Our Community Profile Builder allows you to quickly and easily access social, economic, and religious information about your community. And, it’s free to use!
Visit thearda.com/demographicmap to get started.
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) 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