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Resources in PC(USA)

Teaching elder/pastor installation and ordination service

A suggested service for both installation and ordination of a teaching elder or pastor in the PC(USA). You can also find installation only, ordination only, suggested hymns, suggested scriptures and general guidelines on this web site.

Guidelines for installation and ordination in the PC(USA)

Occasions of ordination and installation have to do more with the ministry of the whole church than with any individual. Those ordained and installed to office fulfill a particular role in the larger ministry of the church. Download the resource to read more. You can also find suggested services for installation and ordination, installation only, ordination only,… Read more »

Suggested service for ordination of a teaching elder

A sample service for ordination of a teaching elder or pastor in the PC(USA), from charge to the final hymn. Other resources for ordination and installation include suggested services for installation and ordination, installation only, suggested hymns, suggested scriptures and general guidelines on this web site.

Manual of Operations for the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board

In addition to the Organization for Mission, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board also has a specific manual of administrative operations that governs its work. The PMAB Manual of Operations shall be in compliance with the Book of Order, the General Assembly Deliverance’s, the Organization for Mission, and the Standing Rules of the General Assembly.  

PW Quarterly Newsletter (first quarter 2015)

The PW quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find reports from PW groups about Together in Action Days, news about the 2015 Churchwide Gathering, information about upcoming celebrations, an order form for Birthday Offering materials, fliers and more. This issue is dated February–April 2015 and reflects news reported through January 31,… Read more »

Nuestro camino difícil: La fidelidad, el sexo, la ordenación y el matrimonio

La Iglesia Presbiteriana (EE. UU.), en sus decisiones recientes acerca de la ordenación y del matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo, está tratando de trazar un camino hacia adelante que es retador. Hemos decidido no declarar, como denominación si las relaciones sexuales entre personas de un mismo sexo pueden ser (dentro de ciertas condiciones como… Read more »

우리가 선택한 도전의 길: 충실함, 성, 안수 및 결혼

미국 장로교는 안수 및 동성 결혼에 대한 최근의 결정들 속에서 도전의 길을 헤치고 앞으로 나아가려는 시도를 하고 있다. 우리는 한 교단으로서 동성간의 성적 관계들 (특정한 조건 하에서: 결혼 관계나 어떤 형태로든지 명백한 헌신적 관계 하에서)을 기독교 신앙에 충실하고 거룩한 것으로 여겨야 할지 말지에 관해 선포하지 않기로 결정했다. 우리는 이러한 입장을 두 번 취했다: 안수와 관련하여… Read more »

Our Challenging Way: Faithfulness, Sex, Ordination and Marriage

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in recent decisions on ordination and same-gender marriage, is attempting to map a challenging way forward. We have decided not to declare as a denomination whether same-gender sexual relationships are to be regarded as faithful and holy. We have set ourselves on this way twice: regarding ordination and regarding marriage. This… Read more »

Why Choose the PC(USA)

Some congregations are wrestling with whether or not to maintain their connection to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Here are just a few of the many reasons for them to choose to remain within the denomination. ►See also Why I Belong

PW 25th Anniversary Litany

In 1988, Presbyterian Women was created, bringing together women’s organizations from the two denominations that had merged to become the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Practices, programs and faithful women from both United Presbyterian Women (United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.) and Women of the Church (Presbyterian Church in the United States) were joined to form Presbyterian… Read more »