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):
Presbytery Meals 2017 (Pre-payment and Ruling Elder Commissioner numbers)
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: pcusastore.com or cokesbury.com - search for 'Presbyterian Certificates'
Standards of Ethical Conduct - Approved by the 210th General Assembly (1998) PC(USA)
Advisory Handbook for Councils for the Development of Policies and Procedures as required by the Form of Government
PC(USA) Sexual Misconduct Policy and Its Procedures (see additional resources on separate webpage on this site)
Navigating the New Form of Government - A Resource for Sessions and Congregations (Presbytery of Genesee Valley)