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The Role of the Presbytery (Featuring “Assessor Elder” Session Starter)

Did you know there are 45 presbyteries within The Presbyterian Church in Canada? Do you know the name of your presbytery? Do you know how many congregations are in your presbytery? This resource helps define the role of the presbytery, and features an “Assessor Elders” Session starter.

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Meaning of Membership (Featuring “Being Part of a Denomination” Session Starter)

This resource explores what it means to be a member of a congregation within The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Whether it happens when you are an infant or an adult, the answer to that question begins with baptism—one of the most joyful moments in the life of any congregation. It also features a “Being Part of a Denomination” Session starter.

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Ministry Options During Financial Constraint (Featuring “Do We Have Quorum” Session Starter)

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was commemorated around the world in 2017. As we reflect on the enormous transformation that swept through the church, we recognize that today there are shifts in how we “do church” along with an increase in the number of pastoral charges that cannot afford full-time ministry. This resource reflects on a number of options that may be considered in these challenging times.

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Book of Forms Changes – 2019 (Featuring “Barrier Act” Session Starter)

The 2019 General Assembly adopted three amendments to the legislation of the church. This resource summarizes what has changed.

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2021 Book of Forms

The Book of Forms contains the legislation that governs the PCC.

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