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Biblical Authority For The Life Of The Church

This important paper, number 3 in the Office of Theology and Worship’s “Church Issues Series,” was produced by the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom. It is valuable to Presbyterians because it illuminates unity/diversity matters by providing fresh perspectives on the crucial question of the Bible’s authority in the church and by providing scriptural […]


Book Of Common Worship

This ambitious undertaking gathers in one volume all the important elements of the seven Supplemental Liturgical Resources to provide orders of worship and liturgical texts for each Sunday, for every festival and season throughout the year, plus Baptism, the marriage ceremony, daily prayer, funeral and pastoral liturgies, and more.


Book Of Occasional Services

A liturgical resource supplementing the Book of Common Worship, containing multiple services for ordination and installation, commissioning, dedications, marking transitions in congregations and governing bodies, together with additional prayers for various occasions.



Definitive Guidance

Using the statements from the 1977, 1978, and 1979 General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S. and the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., this ten-session study guide seeks to help Presbyterians understand the denomination’s position on homosexuality and the role that ‘definitive guidance’ plays in policy decisions about this issue. Included is […]


Holy Is The Lord

In this resource, worship planners will find the work of many of today’s leading composers. This collection is a unique blend of music ranging from classical, traditional, and chant, to global, African-American gospel, and praise genres. Some settings will be more accessible to smaller congregations or those just beginning to use service music, other settings […]



Presbyterian Social Witness Policy Compilation

Contains Presbyterian policies 1946-1999 Compiled by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy. Excerpt from the Introductory Letter: “The Presbyterian Social Witness Policy Compilation¬†is a compendium of social witness adopted by the General Assemblies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor denominations. The Social Policy Compilation presents each policy statement, resolution, or commissioner’s resolution […]


Rising To The Risk

“This book tells about the success stories of vital and dynamic small congregations. You’ll see common characteristics among these small churches. They are dedicated followers of Jesus Christ led by faith to ¬†dynamic and useful Christ-like change. Others do not dictate that changes will happen; instead the members and pastors, and, in some cases, the […]


Selected Theological Statements Of The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assemblies (1956-1998)

General Assembly statements issued by the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and its predecessor denominations guide the church in its life and ministry. Selected Theological Statements includes 32 significant texts that span a time frame from 1956 and “The Position of Women in the Church” through 1998 and “Just Peacemaking.” Available through PDS.