Blackhawk Presbytery
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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Blackhawk Presbytery
1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 476
Oregon, IL 61061
779.771.2088 (general inquires)
779.771.1896 (Transformational General Presbyter / Stated Clerk)
 

 

 
 
 

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 whose work we borrow)

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

     Introductory Letter    

     Churchwide Mission Pledge Form 2021 

     Church Information Update-2021

     Necrology Form for 2020

     Presbytery Assembly Information (allotted commissioners etc.)

     Terms of Call Report Form-2021 (pdf) (excel)

     Link to Annual Statistics Data Entry 

          Instructions for Annual Statistical Report

(You may find the following brief tutorial created by Pittsburgh Presbytery helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yncw4HjXdA.)

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: pcusastore.com or cokesbury.com - search for 'Presbyterian Certificates'
 
 
 
Standards of Ethical Conduct - Approved by the 210th General Assembly (1998) PC(USA)
 
 
Creating a Sexual Misconduct Policy for your church:
PC(USA) RESOURCES:
 
 
OTHER RESOURCES:

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America:

Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Church Mutual Insurance Company:

https://www.churchmutual.com/169/Child-and-Youth-Sexual-Abuse

United Church of Christ Insurance Board: