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


Proposed Amendments from GA225 (2022)  Note from GA on 11/21/22: There was a mistake in the original printing of the Book of Amendments proposed by the 225th General Assembly (2022). The Assembly passed a proposed amendment to W-5.0204, 22-BB, which replaced the words “a product” with the words “an accomplishment” — but the original booklet failed to show that “product” was being deleted by striking through the word. 

Synod of the Covenant Higher Education Grants and Scholarships

Preparedness For Pandemics Guidelines for Congregations from PDA

Book of Confessions

2019-2021 Book of Order Free download

Mission Yearbook For Prayer and Study

Social Media Policy (PDF version, not editable)

Social Media Policy (Word version, editable) 



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

2022 Minimum Terms of Call 

2022 IRS Mileage Rate Information Effective January 1, 2022; PLEASE NOTE: The IRS increased the rate for the remainder of 2022, effective July 1st.

What Is Per Capita? Intended is to be used as a bulletin insert, but may be distributed however you wish. This has been updated with 2022 information.

2022 Per Capita Apportionment

2022 Remittance 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 Updated for 2022

Records Retention Guidelines

Clerk of Session Helps Document provided at the recent Clerks of Session Training with helpful guidelines for Clerks


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