Thank you for your service to God and to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). We are happy to provide you with resources that may be of use to you in your work, and we hope that you’ll let us know if you’re looking for something that you can’t find. You can contact our helpful PresbyTel customer relations staff at 800-728-7228. Someone will answer your call and direct you to the right office or person. If you know the name of the person you want to talk to, you can find them in the staff directory.
Other most commonly used resources and help can be found at the links below.
Congregational Giving and Stewardship
There are many ways your congregation can support mission and ministry, both on a national and local level. Read about gifts and financial support here, or contact us if you’d like to speak with a mission engagement advisor.
The Presbyterian Communicators’ Network is a great resource for information not only about the Presbyterian Mission Agency but also for tools on how to develop a better communications program for your church or mid council. Customized communications workshops can also be scheduled. Find out more information about the network here.
Our popular What We Believe resources can be found here. What We Believe outlines many of the most pressing faith questions and is particularly useful for those who may be new to the church and wants to know what the PC(USA) believes about baptism, predestination and many other topics. You may find it useful for reference, especially in welcoming new members to the church.
If you are looking for more in-depth information or full-text indexes about the Social Policy compilation or selected theological statements of the PC(USA), start here. For the constitution of the church (Book of Confessions and Book of Order), go here.
Pastors, church leaders and staff we meet want to know how the Presbyterian Mission Agency is sharing the love of God with the world. If you’d like to read stories that show how we’re sharing our faith, you can find Stories of Faith here.
Many congregations have active Presbyterian Women’s groups; PW also operates in presbyteries and synods, as well as at the churchwide level. Find out what resources are available for Presbyterian Women for Bible study, justice and peace, mission, leadership development and much more!
If you’re looking for a list of special days and emphases, you’ll find a comprehensive index here, with suggested scripture and information. We also publish Call to Worship, a quarterly journal for those who plan worship.
Resources for existing or future congregations
Some congregations are ready to answer serious questions about who they are and how they relate to the world. We have a team of people who can help, and resources that can walk you through the process.
The office of Vital Congregations works with pastors, church committees and mid councils to provide training, materials and consultation for all worshiping communities and for planting new congregations.
Our Church Transformation resource, New Beginnings, is a discernment based assessment process that provides a way for individual congregations who feel stuck, to envision a new future for their churches.
Learn how to share your faith story, helping your church become relevant again. Congregations using our evangelism resource Engage have attracted others who are joining them in God’s mission of transforming neighborhoods and communities.
Looking for information about starting one of our 1001 New Worshiping Communities? Find assessment, apprenticeship/residency, coaching, training and grant information here.
If you’re looking for offering envelopes for your congregation, you can buy those from Hubbard Press. Find their website here.
General Assembly resources and information
The Office of the General Assembly has extensive resources for presbyters and mid council leaders that may be useful to staff as well. Find those here.
Search for a church or congregation on the Office of the General Assembly web site here.
Find out more about the 224th General Assembly, June 20–27 in Baltimore.
Board of Pensions
For Presbyterian (U.S.A.) clergy, the Board of Pensions has essential information that can help in planning retirement. You can find their website here.