Info for Churches

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Resources to answer frequently asked questions follow below after information on “per capita.”

  • Total Per Capita for 2021: $32.23
    — Presbytery Per Capita: $21.75 (unchanged from 2017)
    — Synod Per Capita: $1.50 (unchanged from 2019)
    — General Assembly Per Capita: $8.98 (increase of $0.03 for 2021)
  • Total Per Capita for 2022: $33.48
    — Presbytery Per Capita: $23.00 (first increase since 2017)
    — Synod Per Capita: $1.50 (no proposed increase expected for 2022; unchanged from 2019)
    — General Assembly Per Capita: $8.98 (unchanged from 2021)

What is “Per Capita”?

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), in G-3.0106 Administration of Mission, includes this guidance:

The administration of mission demonstrates the unity and interdependence of the church, in that councils share with one another responsibilities, rights, and powers (F-3.0203). Through their members and elected commissioners, lower councils participate in planning and administration of the work of higher councils, and in consultation between bodies concerning mission, budget, staffing and fair employment practices, and matters of equitable compensation.

and:

Each council above the session shall prepare a budget for its operating expenses, including administrative personnel, and may fund it with a per capita apportionment among the particular congregations within its bounds. Presbyteries are responsible for raising their own funds and for raising and timely transmission of per capita funds to their respective synods and the General Assembly. Presbyteries may direct per capita apportionments to sessions within their bounds, but in no case shall the authority of the session to direct its benevolences be compromised.

Forms (Fillable forms can also be printed to complete manually):

2021 Remittance Form — Fillable in PDF reader
Call and Compensation Information and Forms (Form F-1)
2021 Mission Pledge Form – Fillable in PDF reader

Training:
Insurance Board Webinars
Taking Minutes Video
Session Meeting Training Video
Session Meeting Training Document
Communications Seminar
Church Treasurer’s Manual
Church Tax Guide
Managing Conflict Document
Avoiding Embezzlement

Resources:
Resources for Disaster Preparedness and Response
Basic Disaster Plan Template
Hurricane Preparedness Webinar Recording (FLAPDAN)
Pulpit Supply List
MissionInsite
Sample Child Protection Policy
Sample Bylaws
Sample Sexual Misconduct Policy
Cell Tower Manual

Information:
Book of Order
Book of Confessions
Presbytery Manual of Operations
Presbytery Bylaws