Clerks of Session Resources

Clerks of Session Resources

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)  

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

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

Presbytery of Charlotte Gracious Dismissal Policy 

**Order Session Minutes Record Books from 
Cokesbury Book Store

Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free Communion Bread

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:


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 – 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