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Clerks of Session

Clerks of Session are a unique and important group of people in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The Book Of Order (G-9-0201) mandates that each governing body of the PCUSA have a moderator and a clerk. Clerks of Presbyteries, Synods, and the General Assembly are called Stated Clerks. Those serving Sessions are called Clerks of Session. Clerks record a good deal of history of church as they write session minutes. It is important therefore to keep accurate records of all the proceedings in the session meetings and in congregational meetings. The Manual for Clerks of Session has been prepared to provide Clerks of Session with information and examples to assist them in their work and to insure that they have easily accessible information about what must be included in the session record books.

A second important responsibility of Clerks of Session is the set of year-end reports to be made to the Presbytery and to General Assembly. The Presbytery no longer mails paper copies of the instructions and forms for any of these reports to its member churches. There are three reports: the Session Annual Statistical Report, the Clerk’s Annual Questionnaire, and the Church Officers List. Use the links below to download these forms and instructions and to get to the online forms when you are ready to submit your information.  

Reporting Deadlines:

The Annual Statistical Report is due February 3, 2017.

The Clerk's Annual Questionnaire was due January 31, 2017