Welcome to the Pennsylvania Southeast Conference’s Resources library. Resources are listed below with those most recently added to the site at the top. If you’re looking for a specific type of resource, select a category in the box on the right side to browse those resources (Church Resources, Authorized Minister Resources, Members in Discernment Resources, Retiree Resources, Search and Call Resources, or Stewardship/Financial Resources). Or, if you are looking for a specific resource, use the “Search PSEC Resources” bar at the top right.

The Smaller Congregation – Pathways in Challenging Times

The Smaller Congregation – Pathways in Challenging Times was originally created for the Alban Institute’s “Congregational Resource Guide,” at a time when many small congregations were feeling the impact of the nation’s financial crisis. The aim was to promote congregational vitality and illuminate options for decision-makers in smaller congregations as they faced common challenges. While new models […]

Protecting Houses of Worship

Unfortunately, protecting houses of worship is a relevant and important topic in today’s world, but it doesn’t have to be difficult or detract from your ministries. Look over these resources for valuable and practical information on keeping your church safe from a shooting or other attack. This document provides Federal Government Resources for Protecting Houses […]

Pastoral Relations Committee

“The Pastoral Relations Committee” contains suggestions of policies, principles, and procedures which may enhance the work of the Pastoral Relations Committee. If your church does not have a Pastoral Relations Committee, careful study of this booklet and of the resources mentioned within it will guide your consideration in establishing a Pastoral Relations Committee for your […]

Ways to Help Disaster Survivors

12 Ways You Can Help Disaster Survivors Recover Through UCC Disaster Ministries Organize a U.S. disaster recovery work team. Just a week of your time will help disaster survivors rebuild their homes and lives. http://www.ucc.org/disaster_disaster-volunteers Repair/rebuild a hurricane-damaged home or part of a home for a family in Texas or Florida. $7,000 rehabilitates a Harvey-flooded affordable […]

Volunteer in Puerto Rico and Leaders’ Guide

Category 5 Hurricane Maria is regarded as the worst natural disaster on record to hit Puerto Rico.  It made landfall there on September 20, 2017. It was directly responsible for more than 60 deaths – many more when factoring in the crippling of health care, power, water supply and other systems for months after the storm had passed.  Maria followed […]

PSEC Boundary Training Policy

The Pennsylvania Southeast Conference’s Church and Ministry Council passed a new plan for Boundary Training beginning in 2018. In order to address concerns that the traditional Boundary Awareness Training course is repetitive or not relevant to a minister’s current setting or life stage, alternatives to the traditional class will be offered. Authorized Ministers may choose […]