Clerks of the Session and Congregations
Statistics Reports and information
Clerks Annual Questionnaire (CAQ): As of January 2021 the CAQ will no longer be published. In its place are shorter periodic themed surveys. For example, in a couple of weeks a short survey about interest in loans (PILP) and online financial services (Foundation) will be sent. There are about 8 or 9 possible questions. These shorter surveys were requested by Clerks of Session. We are trying to listen and honor their requests.
Session Records Reading Forms:
Green and Yellow forms you can fill in electronically:
- Keeping your church records electronically: Click here for an excel workbook to record registers and minutes (designed by the Presbyterian Historical Society)
Here are samples of By-Laws and a Manual of Operations with guidelines. These can be used as templates for churches. You will note that there are some areas that are still using the term “inactive members”, but as we live into the new form of government, this will be replaced by “other participants”. We have included a sample of By-laws and the Manual together, as many churches keep both of these documents together.
To help Clerks of Session in their job of telling the church story, here is our most current Manual for Clerks of Session.