For many years, the PCPak mailings have contained material from committees of General Assembly, the theological colleges and the denomination’s offices to equip and inform the church. One of the realities of COVID-19 is that people are not using mail in the same way as they used to, and the printing industry has changed over the years as electronic methods have dominated.
Other changes have contributed to a significant shift in the way resources are distributed. For example, the popular Presbyterian Connection newspaper is mailed to all congregations and ministries four times a year and now contains resources such as the Gifts of Change giving catalogue, the Prayer Partnership and Mission Moments calendar, and valuable Equipping for… materials—items which used to be distributed exclusively through the PCPak. Nearly 18,000 copies of each issue of the newspaper are distributed to congregations, ministries and individuals, ensuring that information and resources are reaching more people than ever before.
In light of these changes, the decision has been made to end the distribution of PCPak and instead distribute materials via other mediums, such as the website, e-news and the newspaper.