This resource from the Office of Theology and Worship is based on "The Trinity: God's Love Overflowing," a General Assembly report for study in the church. An accompanying study guide enables groups to delve deeply into the gift that is the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Sessions will focus on the Trinity and the Gospel; what we believe about God; how we are drawn into the embrace of the Tribune God in worship and how the Trinity shapes our lives together. In addition, a four-part DVD that features introduction to the Trinity and introductions to the three parts of the paper. The DVD can also be used as a stand-alone media piece for confirmation classes, new member classes and other venues as an introduction to the doctrine of the Trinity. The resource is available as a complete set (Report, Study Guide, DVD), the DVD only or the Report and Study Guide only. Copies of the Report are available for download at www.pcusa.org/theolgyandworship.
Comparative Statistics 2002 summarizes information about the members, ministers and finances of the PC(USA) for presbyteries, synods and the denomination as a whole. Tables include trends in membership and number of congregations, the numbers and percentages of Presbyterians by state, the numbers of ministers by gender and call and per-member contributions and mission giving. An introductory article presents and analyzes trends on the supply and demand for pastors among PC(USA) congregations.
"Invitation to Christ: Font and Table" recommends five practices for congregations aimed at deepening their sacramental life.
This booklet includes the report from the sacraments study group, approved at the 2006 General Assembly. It introduces the practices and provides material for reflection and study guide questions.
This report describes the results of a 2001 Presbyterian Panel survey of members, elders and clergy that parallels the larger U.S. Congregational Life Survey. It includes information about members' and elders' involvement and participation in their congregations, their beliefs and what they value in the congregation. Ministers responded about their satisfaction with their current call, their typical work week and their strengths as pastors.