Blackhawk Presbytery
Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061



Resources for Sessions and Clerks

The following documents and/or links are helpful for Clerks of Session, Ministers and other church leaders looking for information on a variety of church operation and governance topics.

(Special thanks to those Presbyteries and other authors who illumine us.)

Annual End-of-the Year Forms, Documents and Links (were mailed to each church in early December): 

     Introductory Letter    

     Churchwide Mission Pledge Form 2017 

     Church Information Update-2017

     Necrology Form for 2016

     Presbytery Meals 2017 (Pre-payment and Ruling Elder Commissioner numbers)

     Terms of Call Report Form-2017 (pdf) (excel)

     Synod Survey on Elder Training (quick & easy!) SURVEY NOW OVER

     Link to CAQ - Clerk's Annual Questionnaire - REPORTING NOW CLOSED

     Link to Annual Statistics Data Entry  - REPORTING NOW CLOSED

Resources for Presbyterian Church Officers - Basic resource for Blackhawk church officers. Includes an extensive print / video list for officer training and "Being Presbyterian"

Annual Session Records Review:
Serving as Clerk of Session - Some tasks and tips for clerk of session from The Presbyterian Leader
Appendix for Handbook for Clerks of Session in the PC(USA) (link to Mission Presbytery document) - lots of helpful forms and templates
Certificates available from: or - search for 'Presbyterian Certificates'
Standards of Ethical Conduct - Approved by the 210th General Assembly (1998) PC(USA)
Navigating the New Form of Government - A Resource for Sessions and Congregations (Presbytery of Genesee Valley)