Blackhawk Presbytery
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Supporting Thriving Faith Communities in Northern Illinois
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



Resources for Sessions and Clerks

The following documents and/or links are helpful for Clerks of Session, Ministers and other church leaders looking for information on a variety of church operation and governance topics.

(Special thanks to those Presbyteries and other authors who illumine us.)

Annual End-of-the Year Forms, Documents and Links (were mailed to each church in early December): 

     Introductory Letter    

     Churchwide Mission Pledge Form 2017 

     Church Information Update-2017

     Necrology Form for 2016

     Presbytery Meals 2017 (Pre-payment and Ruling Elder Commissioner numbers)

     Terms of Call Report Form-2017 (pdf) (excel)

     Synod Survey on Elder Training (quick & easy!) SURVEY NOW OVER

     Link to CAQ - Clerk's Annual Questionnaire - REPORTING NOW CLOSED

     Link to Annual Statistics Data Entry  February 16, 2017 (Thursday) is the Last day the SOC entry option will be available to churches.

Resources for Presbyterian Church Officers - Basic resource for Blackhawk church officers. Includes an extensive print / video list for officer training and "Being Presbyterian"

Annual Session Records Review:
Serving as Clerk of Session - Some tasks and tips for clerk of session from The Presbyterian Leader
Appendix for Handbook for Clerks of Session in the PC(USA) (link to Mission Presbytery document) - lots of helpful forms and templates
Certificates available from: or - search for 'Presbyterian Certificates'
Standards of Ethical Conduct - Approved by the 210th General Assembly (1998) PC(USA)
Navigating the New Form of Government - A Resource for Sessions and Congregations (Presbytery of Genesee Valley)