The Leaders Box

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 […]

Compensation Guidelines

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 […]

New Ministries Fund application

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 […]

Living Legacy workbook and resource

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 […]

Congregational Development Presentation January 21, 2017

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.

A Diagnostic Tool for Church Conflict

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.

Justice & Witness ministries resources and helpful links

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 […]