Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers

The Marks of Faithful and Effective Authorized Ministers is a tool for discernment and assessment, created especially for use by Members in Discernment, Committees on Ministry, and authorized ministers. The Marks developed through conversations surrounding the Ministry Issues Pronouncement of General Synod 25, which sought to expand UCC definitions of learnedness and leadership in authorized ministry […]

Covenant and Autonomy

This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dr. Steve Ohnsman presented Covenant and Autonomy.

Leadership and Authority

This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dale Davis presented Leadership and Authority.

Articulating Call

This PowerPoint presentation was shared at the PSEC Member in Discernment Academy; Rev. Dale Davis presented Articulating Call.

Comfort Center Guidelines

Comfort Centers are short-term, usually only day-use locations, where community members can go in the event of an emergency.  These Centers can serve as places to get information, as charging stations, as places to stay out of extreme heat or cold in the event of power outages, and places to get water and refreshment. Your […]

Characteristics of a Healthy Church

This article by Christian A. Schwartz, Natural Church Development, ChurchSmart Resources, 1998, is recommended by the PSEC office. 8 CHARACTERISTICS OF A HEALTHY CHURCH Empowering Leadership Leaders of growing churches concentrate on empowering other Christians for ministry. They consider it as one of their most important tasks to help Christians develop greater degrees of empowerment, which […]