Supporting church professionals
Ministers of the PC(USA) may find the following links helpful in their ministries:
Support for First Call Pastors
Helping newly ordained ministers move from their roles as seminary students to their new roles as leaders of congregations.
Board of Pensions
Our mission is to provide benefits and financial assistance to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) workers and their families.
Ministry Development Centers
The Ministry Development Council is a national network of accredited centers providing resources for clergy and other church workers, denominational leadership, and local churches.
Commissioned Lay Pastors
A Commissioned Lay Pastor (CLP) is an elder who is trained and commissioned by the presbytery to provide pastoral services to a particular church or churches.
Contact information for PC(USA) ministers
Looking for a minister friend?
Ministry Development: Professional Organizations
Professional Organizations for ministers
Theology and Worship Resources
Especially for pastors
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Congregational Resource Guide
The Congregational Resource Guide offers expert resource recommendations chosen to address the specific needs of congregations and their leaders. A free gift hosted by The Alban Institute and the Indianapolis Center for Congregations; funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.
U.S. Congregations is a religious research group staffed by religious researchers and sociologists who are conducting the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. It is housed in the offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Louisville, Kentucky.
Models, best practices, and policies from presbyteries and synods on ministers. We make no endorsements of these models and practices, but provide them in support of the mission and ministries of middle governing bodies. Please contact the author/governing body listed for further information.