For more than 25 years, The Leaders Box has proven to be a valuable resource for local church leaders to consult regarding questions of committee structure, staff positions, constitutional revisions, volunteer recruitment, group life, covenant, church membership, and much more. The original Leaders Box was an actual box with hundreds of letter-size “cards” that could circulate from a church’s […]
The United Church of Christ Medical and Dental Benefits Plan assists thousands of clergy and lay employees, and their eligible dependents, in meeting ever-increasing health care costs. For more information, visit www.pbucc.org. 2020 Health and Dental Premium Rate Increase Projections 2020 Health and Dental Rates 2019 Health and Dental Rates The Pension Board has created […]
In the call to ministry, a pastor and a congregation enter into a covenantal relationship. In this relationship, the pastor pledges to care for the spiritual needs of the community and the congregation in turn pledges to care for both the spiritual and temporal needs of the pastor. An important part of these temporal needs is a just […]
On October 22, 2014 the Pennsylvania Legislature passed House Bill No. 435 to make changes in PA law pertaining to child abuse. These changes require employers to conduct background checks for any “reporters” (which includes paid professionals as well as unpaid volunteers who “are persons aged 18 or older with direct contact with children: the care, supervision, […]
The New Ministries Fund was established with funds received by the sale of the Church House in Collegeville to be used for new ministries. Click the link below to download an application in Word format. Grant Application for New Ministries Fund The follow letter was sent to PSEC churches, pastors, and leaders in March of […]
The Living Legacy workbook is a discernment and decision-making resource for “Legacy Congregations”—churches that conclude their ministry and seed new ministries. Living Legacy is a mixture of narratives, guidelines, inventories, and resources. It’s designed for use by leaders from all church settings who work with congregations considering their “capstone” ministry. Click here to view the 90-page PDF of […]
Prior to his election as Association Conference Minister for Congregational Development, Rev. Cean James made this presentation at a Special Conference Meeting on January 21, 2017. To view the PowerPoint presentation, click here ACMCD presentation.
This is the tool that Rev. Cean James, Associate Conference Minister for Congregational Development, discussed in some recent seminars. It can serve as a great first step towards Congregational Development! Click here to download a PowerPoint on the Bowen Family Systems.
In 2015 the PSEC Conference Consistory developed this “2020 Vision and Strategic Plan” to shape our work and ministry over the next 5 years. PSEC Pastors and lay leaders should become familiar with this document so that your local church can be an active partner in the conference-wide mission to be a strong force for […]
Resources These resources have been recommended by the PSEC Justice & Witness Ministry Team. Tools for becoming a UCC Creation Justice Church http://www.ucc.org/how_it_works_becoming_a_creation_justice_church Building an Inclusive Church: A Welcoming Toolkit 2.0 – Tools for becoming a UCC Open and Affirming Church https://www.uccresources.com/products/open-and-affirming-planning-guide White Privilege: Let’s Talk – An adult curriculum from the UCC designed to […]