Understanding that healthy congregations are essential to a vibrant and faithful church, these resources help support children and youth ministries, worship, leadership development, Christian education, mission events, stewardship programs and more. Regional staff in each synod also help support aspects of congregational life.
Resources for Congregations
The Presbyterian Church in Canada’s mission program has been designed to help congregations and individuals connect with Presbyterian mission partners and agencies in Canada and overseas to experience and experience mission.
In this lifetime experience, the rewards are personal and spiritual rather than monetary. Put your faith into action by joining our mission program. Start your journey here:
Stewardship comes from understanding that all that we are and all that we have is a gift from God. The stewardship program helps congregations and individuals discern how to use the gifts they have been given: time, talent and money, to do God’s mission. Educational resources and interactive events help congregations and individuals learn how they can use their resources to do mission. The stewardship program equips congregations to design stewardship programs tailored to their community.
Visit the Stewardship page
Presbytery Visitations to Congregations
Called to Covenant: Strengthening Congregation-Presbytery Relationships
Called to Covenant Resource Book
The following documents have been prepared by Peter Coutts as part of his work as General Presbyter with the Presbytery of Calgary Macleod. They are examples. Please download and change them to suit your context. Questions can be directed to Peter at peter [at] coutts [dot] name or canadianministries [at] presbyterian [dot] ca
Cover letter to congregation
Congregational visitation checklist
Process for the visitation team
See also the Equipping for Leadership “Presbytery Visitations to Congregations – Living out a covenantal relationship”
This is a tough time to be in ministry and pressures build. The way forward can be confusing. Yet there is a reluctance to seek support. There is even confusion about where to go for support. Engaging in coaching with someone who shares your faith, your experience, and your aspirations can refocus and revitalize your confidence in your mission and ministries.
For more information, email Canadian Ministries or call 1-800-619-7301 ext. 290.