The Office of the General Assembly Needs Your Help!

Attention Pastors, Educators, Youth Directors and Volunteers

The 222nd General Assembly (2016) created a Special Committee to Study the Reformed Perspective of Christian Education in the 21st Century to report to the 223rd General Assembly (2018). The work of this committee is to include the perspectives of a diverse sampling of churches as well as paid staff and volunteers. We would like to know how faith formation is happening in your context! Please respond to the survey by October 1st and share it widely with others that are serving in faith formation ministries.

If you would like to talk more about the work of this committee, you can contact Stephanie Fritz (moderator and staff at Central Presbyterian) at

Click here to complete this important survey on Christian Education in our churches.

August 19, 2017 Stated Assembly Meeting - Fairplay, CO

The August 19th Stated Assembly Meeting was held at the South Park Community Church in Fairplay, Colorado. Thank you to Rev. Kenny Shaw, Ruling Elder Georgia Comstack and all the volunteers that made this meeting wonderful. The breakfast and snack lunch were wonderful!

Thank you to Rev. Kenny Shaw and all the wonderful volunteers at South Park that made this meeting possible! Couldn't have done it without your help!

Posted by The Presbytery of Denver on Monday, August 28, 2017

All proposed constitutional amendments have been ratified

The hard copy of the Book of Order is not available for shipping at this time, but there is a PDF version can be found here. This incorporates the changes approved by the 222nd General Assembly and ratified by the Presbytery.  

We will be offering Pre-Orders for the 2017-2019 Book of Order.  If you would like to order as a group, to save on shipping, please place your Pre-Order below.  The books will be available for $11 each. It is our understanding they will be available at the end of September and can be delivered to the October Assembly. Order by September 22nd.

An excerpt explains the changes that are included: 
The 222nd General Assembly (2016) approved and the presbyteries took action to replace the Directory for Worship with a new Directory for Worship. The assembly also approved and the presbyteries took action to replace the following terms as follows: “teaching elder” with “minister” or “minister of the Word and Sacrament”; “ruling elder commissioned to pastoral service” with “commissioned pastor (also known as commissioned ruling elder)”. The amendments to the Form of Government, Directory for Worship, and Rules of Discipline, proposed to the presbyteries by the 222nd General Assembly (2016) and approved by a majority of the presbyteries, are included in this volume. Words that have been stricken are omitted from the text. New wording appears in boldface within the appropriate paragraph. These amendments take effect on June 25, 2017. Amendments have been made in the following places:
Book of Order Minutes, 2016 Book of Order Minutes, 2016 F-3.0202 49, 51, 359 G-3.0109 49, 50, 354 G-1.0304 62, 65, 556 G-3.0307 49, 51, 360 G-2.0102 49, 51, 359 G-2.0301 49, 51, 359 G-2.05 & G-2.0501 49, 51, 359–60 Directory for Worship 15, 17–19, 978ff G-2.0509 49, 50, 51, 365 D-10.0401 49, 50, 51, 365 G-2.0701 49, 51, 360 Ordered Ministry Titles 49, 51, 360 G-2.1101 49, 52, 376 G-3.0106 32, 34, 290–91 June 2017 J. Herbert Nelson, II Stated Clerk of the General Assembly Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

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If you have questions about the changes to the Book of Order, please contact our Stated Clerk, Olivia Hudson Smith.