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Office of the Stated Clerk

Office of the Stated Clerk

The Stated Clerk is the Presbytery’s ecclesiastical administrator.  This office relates to congregational Sessions, the Synod of Southern California & Hawai’i and the General Assembly. The Stated Clerk serves as the Presbytery’s scribe and parliamentarian. The Stated Clerk also serves as a polity resource to Clerks of Session, Moderators and the constitutional committees of the Presbytery.  Required by the Book of Order, annual reviews of congregation’s minutes, rolls and registers are coordinated by the Stated Clerk’s Office.

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2017 Per Capita

The 2017 per capita allocation totals $40.00. The distribution for 2017 is as follows:

Presbytery                 $29.65
Synod                             2.85
General Assembly         7.50
Total                        $40.00

Clerk Resources

DOWNLOAD – THE CLERK’S ANNUAL QUESTIONNAIRE for The Annual Clerk’s Questionnaire for the Year Ending December 31, 2016, is not yet available. Once available from the national office, you will be able to find it here.

 

SESSION RECORDS CHECKLIST FOR ANNUAL REVIEW

In accordance with G-3.0108a, The Presbytery reviews the recorded minutes of Sessions to determine that minutes have been correctly recorded; the meetings have been in regular and in accordance with the Constitution; the meetings have been prudent and equitable; the meetings have been faithful to the mission of the whole church and that the lawful injunctions of a higher council have been adhered to.

DOWNLOAD – Session Records Checklist for Annual Review

 

ANNUAL COMPENSATION REPORT

PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN THIS FORM NO LATER THAN April 15, 2016, TO: Presbytery of the Pacific, 6323 W. 80th Street, Los Angeles, CA  90045 • Email The Stated Clerk.

DOWNLOAD – 2016 ANNUAL COMPENSATION REPORT

 

ANNUAL STATISTICAL REPORTING

This workbook is designed to guide you through the statistical information that you must provide to the presbytery in accordance with G-3.0202f. The Session Report is prepared annually by the Office of the General Assembly, and the information you provide will be combined with that from other PC(USA) congregations to become the “OGA Statistics” that appear annually in the General Assembly Minutes, Part II, Statistics.

DOWNLOAD – 2016 Annual Statistical Report in English

DOWNLOAD – 2016 Annual Statistical Report in Korean – 한국어

DOWNLOAD – 2016 Annual Statistical Report in Spanish – Da en Español

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The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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The Book of Order 2015-2017 is Part II of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It includes:

  • Foundations of Presbyterian Polity
  • Form of Government
  • Directory for Worship
  • Rules of Discipline

You can download:

 

The Book of Order in English
The Book of Order en Español (PDF)
The Book of Order in Korean (PDF)

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

 The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) consists of two parts: Part one is The Book of Confessions,  and part two, the Book of Order, consisting of the Foundations of Presbyterian Polity, Form of Government, Directory for Worship, and Rules of Discipline.

THE BOOK OF CONFESSIONS

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The Book of Confessions, containing historical statements of what we as a church believe, is available in several forms.

You can download:

  • The Book of Confessions in English
  • Libro de Confesiones en Español (PDF)
  • The Book of Confessions in Korean (PDF)
  • O Livro de Confissões in Portuguese (PDF)

You can use this searchable online version, or you can purchase a printed version from Presbyterian Distribution Service (Church Store).

You can use this annotated searchable version online. This web application lets you search for a word or phrase in the Annotated Book of Order which includes the history of amendments since 1983.

Advisory Handbook for Councils for the Development of Policies and Procedures Required by the Form of Government.