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Major Documents 

Organization for Mission

Presbyterian Mission Agency Manual of Operations

Churchwide Compensation Guidelines

Churchwide Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan

Policies Regarding Public Statements by the Board

Current Mission Work Plan

Seeking to be Faithful Together: Guidelines for Presbyterians During Times of Disagreement

Incorporation Policy and Criteria



Organization for Mission

 The Book of Order (G-3.0106) provides that “each council shall develop a manual of administrative operations that will specify the form and guide the work of mission in that council.”

The Organization for Mission is the manual of administrative operations for the General Assembly. It specifies the form and guides the work of General Assembly mission.


Download Organization for Mission appendices

  1. Deliverance Implementing a Design for the Corporate Structure of Certain General Assembly Agencies 
  2. Deliverance Concerning the Corporate Structure of Certain Presbyterian Mission Agency Agencies 
  3. Memorandum Defining the Relationship Between the Board of Pensions and the Presbyterian Mission Agency 
  4. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Investment and Loan Program, Inc. Establishment of a Corporation and Related Matters 
  5. Joint Report — Presbyterian Mission Agency and the Presbyterian Foundation 
  6. Ratification of Establishment of New Covenant Trust Company, N.A. A Subsidiary of the Presbyterian Foundation and Related Matters
  7. Establishment of New Covenant Annuity Insurance Company and Related Matters 
  8. Ratification of Foundation Participation in Formation of New Covenant Funds 
  9. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Mortgage Corporation

Presbyterian Mission Agency

Manual of Operations

In addition to the Organization for Mission, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board also has a specific manual of administrative operations that governs its work. The PMAB Manual of Operations shall be in compliance with the Book of Order, the General Assembly Deliverance's, the Organization for Mission, and the Standing Rules of the General Assembly.


Churchwide Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Plan



Policies Regarding Public Statements by the Board

Public statements by the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board can be found in Appendix 3 of the Presbyterian Mission Agency Manual of Operations.



2013-2016 Mission Work Plan



Seeking to be Faithful Together:  Guidelines for Presbyterians During Times of Disagreement



Incorporation Policy and Criteria


Frequently Used Acronyms

ACSWP: Advisory Committee on  Social Witness Policy
ACREC: Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns
ACWC: Advocacy Committee for Women's Concerns
APCE: Association of Presbyterian Church Educators
APCU: Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

BOP: Board of Pensions

CCT/PW: Churchwide Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women
CFCS: Church Financial Campaign Services
CMP: Congregational Ministries Publishing
COTE: Committee on Theological Education

FDN: Presbyterian Foundation

GAMC: General Assembly Mission Council (now known as the Presbyterian Mission Agency)

MRTI: Mission Responsibility Through Investment

NCC: National Council of Churches
NCD: New Church Development
NNPCW: National Network of Presbyterian College Women

OGA: Office of the General Assembly
OGHS: One Great Hour of Sharing Offering

PDA: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
PDS: Presbyterian Distribution Services
PHEWA: Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association
PHP: Presbyterian Hunger Program
PILP: Presbyterian Investment and Loan Program (sometimes seen as ILP)
PMA: Presbyterian Mission Agency
PPC: Presbyterian Publishing Corporation
PW: Presbyterian Women

RLM: Reformed Liturgy and Music

SDOP: Self-Development of People

TEF: Theological Education Fund

WARC: World Alliance of Reformed Churches
WCC: World Council of Churches