Documents and Forms

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Pastoral Call forms, CRE contracts, temporary covenants, minimum terms of call and information on calling a pastor are all available on our Commission on Ministry page.



Denominational Resources


Synod of the Covenant Higher Education Grants and Scholarships

Preparedness For Pandemics Guidelines for Congregations from PDA

Book of Confessions

2017/2019 Book of Order Free download

Mission Yearbook For Prayer and Study

Social Media Policy (PDF version, not editable)

Social Media Policy (Word version, editable) 


Bulletin Insert



What Is Per Capita? Updated with 2020 information


Financial Information


Synod of the Covenant Grants Information on numerous types of grants available through the Synod

Emergency Grant and Loan Application

Clergy Scholarship Application 

Loan Application

2020/2021 Minimum Terms of Call NOTE: The terms for 2021 did not change from 2020.

2021 IRS Mileage Rate Information Effective January 1, 2021 

What Is Per Capita? Updated with 2020 information

2021 Per Capita Apportionment

2021 Mission Remittance Form

2021 Mission Commitment (Pledge) Form

Sources of Income

Expense/Disbursement Voucher




Background Check Form NOTE: Please indicate gender on the form. Although Praesidium does not ask on the form, they do require it to enter the information for the background check. We are working on getting an updated form.

Listing of Our Churches By Region

Committee Member Descriptions - Job descriptions for members of standing units

Records Review Worksheet 

Records Retention Guidelines


Bylaws and Policy Information


Presbytery Bylaws Updated through 2021

Maternity/Paternity Policy

Personnel Handbook Revised 9/15/2020

Commissioned Ruling Elder (CRE) Policy  PLEASE NOTE: This policy is in the process of being revised. If you have questions, please contact the Executive Presbyter or the Stated Clerk. Also, the contract found in this policy is not the current form and will NOT be approved to COM. Please visit the Commission on Ministry page for the correct form.

Pulpit Supply Policy

Sexual Misconduct Policy Revised 9/15/2020

Child Protection Policy - Model 1

Child Protection Policy - Model 2




Two Coins A Meal Updated version distributed at the December 2019 presbytery meeting

Evangelical Church of the Republic of Niger (EERN) Distributed at the December 2019 presbytery meeting