Resources in Reports and study guides

Congregational Vitality: The November 2017 Presbyterian Panel

The November 2017 panel is part of an ongoing research project assessing the vitality of existing worshiping communities within the PC(USA), and is part of a collaboration with the office of Vital Congregations. One goal of this panel is to get a better understanding of how Presbyterians are doing in regards to the seven marks…. Read more »

Study & Devotional Guide for the Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations adopted 17 Goals to end poverty, fight inequalities, and mitigate climate change. This Guide outlines all 17 Sustainable Development Goals , relevant efforts by the PC(USA) and our partners to achieve the goals, and includes Biblical reflections from PC(USA) staff to provide scriptural justification for these efforts.

Jerry Can Children’s Curriculum – 5 Session

The Jerry Can curriculum highlights the one common denominator in all disasters around the world: the need for clean water to survive. The Jerry Can cartoon was created to be a fun, energetic character for children to connect with. This curriculum includes lessons on disaster response and activities that show how children can be involved… Read more »

Holy Discontentment Booklet

This document serves as a blueprint for Presbyterians who wish to engage more deeply with civic life and move their community deeper into advocacy and organizing for just public policy. Learn how to set a meeting with your Member of Congress, host a vigil, attend a town hall, and build your advocacy skills.

1001 New Worshiping Communities Leaders Report 2018

The Leaders Report is based on an annual survey of 1001 New Worshiping Community leaders. It provides the most in-depth research on the demographics of new worshiping communities. This report, part of a 10-year longitudinal research project, tracks the progress of the 1001 New Worshiping Communities initiative.

Worship Materials to Accompany the Study Guide of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.

From a 2016 GA 222 Referral: Item 11-24. Churchwide Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Racism and Ethnocentricity Report: Recommendation 1a. Direct the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to Create a Study Guide Telling the History of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.,… Read more »

Study Guide of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.

From a 2016 GA 222 Referral: Item 11-24. Churchwide Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Racism and Ethnocentricity Report: Recommendation 1a. Direct the Office of the General Assembly and the Presbyterian Mission Agency to Create a Study Guide Telling the History of Presbyterian Participation in and Resistance to Patterns of Racism and Structural Inequality in the U.S.,… Read more »

MaskParade Activity Sheet

HAVE A BALL WITH A MASKPARADE OFFERING Since the very beginning, the Holy Spirit has drawn believers together to worship and to serve. Life among early believers was marked by their coming together in prayer, worship, and generosity toward one another and those in need around them. In the same way, the Church of Jesus… Read more »

Jinishian Memorial Program 2017 Gratitude Report

The Jinishian Memorial Program is on a mission of hope to give struggling Armenian communities the chance to thrive. Read our 2017 Annual Gratitude Report to learn about current needs in the Middle East and Armenia and to be inspired by the difference we are making together. We thank God for all those who support… Read more »