Category Archives: Session Records

Sessional Records and Higher Governing Body Overtures.

Annual Statistical Reports for 2015




Instructions and forms for completing the 2015 Statistical Report were mailed to churches in December.  We have gathered the same information here in case the packet sent to your church has gone astray or if you would rather fill out the forms electronically. You will find below instructions for completing Annual Statistical Reports in both English and Spanish. … Continue reading Annual Statistical Reports for 2015

Safe Church Policies




With the adoption of the amendment to G-3.0101 of the Book of Order, every congregation is now required to have (in addition to or as part of its Sexual Misconduct Policy) a Child Protection Policy. These policies are sometimes referred to as Safe Church Policies. To assist sessions in the creation or adoption of Safe Church … Continue reading Safe Church Policies

Letter About Marriage Amendment

This is a Letter from the General Presbyter, Bill Reinhold, to the members of Presbytery regarding the Passage of 14-F, The Marriage Amendment: Printer Friendly version of Letter after passage of 14-F To: Ministers and Sessions of the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina Date: March 16, 2015 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, I want to … Continue reading Letter About Marriage Amendment

Questions asked at Holy Conversations




Questions from the Holy Conversations At the final Holy Conversation about the Marriage Amendment (Wallace Church, February 22, 2015) someone asked me to put together a document with all the questions posed at the various conversations. I have done so in no particular order and without attempting to delete duplicate questions. They are reprinted here … Continue reading Questions asked at Holy Conversations

Holy Conversations on the Amendments




Presbytery Plans for Holy Conversations  Around Difficult Topics – the Amendments Pastors, churches, and our Presbytery all face important decisions about how to vote on the General Assembly’s actions regarding same-gender marriage. Before we debate and vote on the proposed amendments, our Presbytery wants to encourage a time of discernment through “holy conversations” – conversations … Continue reading Holy Conversations on the Amendments

Letter on GA from Bill Reinhold




Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, Following the General Assembly meeting in Detroit last month we provided two reports on the actions taken there. The first was a brief bulletin insert prepared by the Presbyterian Outlook. It can be downloaded here 2014 … Continue reading Letter on GA from Bill Reinhold

221st General Assembly Highlights




221st General Assembly Theme: “Abound In Hope” (Rom. 15:13) The GA this year was composed of 654 voting commissioners and 219 advisory delegates of various categories (young adult, theological student, missionary, and ecumenical). UPDATE: Congregational Resources about GA221 – We, in the Presbytery, Created a bulletin insert with more detail about the Assembly. Download it … Continue reading 221st General Assembly Highlights

Clerk of Session Training Videos




At the Equipping the Saints event, Elder Jay Bender reviewed the many honors and responsibilities of serving as a Clerk of Session.  He covers how to take good minutes, what records to keep, how to support and assist the pastor and proper order. This video series reflects the 2013/2015 PCUSA Book of Order. You can … Continue reading Clerk of Session Training Videos