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Explore the Scriptures and Sacraments, confessions and catechisms, Reformed theology, Presbyterian worship, and spiritual formation. 

Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms are the way in which “the church declares to its members and to the world who and what it is, what it believes, and what it resolves to do” (Book of Order, F-2.01); this page provides links to other catechetical materials as well.

Invitation to Christ: Font and Table is a movement for sacramental renewal in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This 2006 study paper challenges congregations to engage the sacraments in fresh ways through theological reflection and liturgical action.

Invitation to the Word calls Presbyterians to a deeper encounter with Jesus Christ, the living Word, through Scripture. At the heart of the initiative are five simple practices: read, pray, study, remember, and live.

Presbyterian Worship—explore the theology and practice of worship in the Reformed tradition and find new liturgical resources. Topics include the Service for the Lord's Day, Word and Sacraments, the Christian year, the catechumenate, music and art, and worship-related publications.

Spiritual Formation is the activity of the Holy Spirit, molding our lives into the likeness of Jesus Christ. The Spirit works not only in the lives of individuals but also in the church, shaping it into the body of Christ. Find insight and inspiration here.

Theological Issues—an online library of theological documents, including official statements of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assemblies, papers and essays by leaders in the church, and other resources for thinking the faith.

Christian faith, Christian prayer, Christian life—rediscover the three classic texts of Christian formation—the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments—through the catechisms of the church.

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  • Beth, There are words that have been commonly used in marriage ceremonies in much of the Christian tradition, but those words are not required in a Presbyterian wedding service. So, if words like that appear, they appear in many different forms. Charles by Charles Wiley PC(USA) Staff on 04/05/2014 at 5:25 p.m.

  • Exactly what do we say when we get married. "Richer, poorer . . . " etc. by Beth on 04/05/2014 at 4:46 p.m.

  • Sally, you can find information about flags in the sanctuary on our Find Resources pages (left tab), which will lead you here: http://www.presbyterianmission.org/media/uploads/theologyandworship/pdfs/flagsinsanctuaries.pdf It's a question we get often, so even though you got this earlier, I thought I'd post this for others. Blessings! by Teresa Lockhart Stricklen on 08/07/2013 at 12:52 p.m.

  • Mitch, you are correct about Calvin. It was one of the things he regretted that he hoped future generations would correct. We're still trying. There is a concern that celebrating communion every Sunday would make it less meaningful than if it is every month. As though kissing our spouses makes kissing less special the more often we do it, huh? We are trying to encourage more frequent communion with the Invitation to Christ, which you can find at http://www.pcusa.org/resource/invitation-christ/. I'm glad your worship service is beautiful and that you consider this so important that you were prompted to comment! Blessings! by Teresa Lockhart Stricklen on 08/07/2013 at 12:49 p.m.

  • I was just wondering why the Presbyterian Church doesn't celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday. It seems like you have such beautiful Worship Services on sunday. Didn't Calvin say Communion is part of Christian Worship on the Lord's Day? by Mitch on 02/18/2013 at 7:45 p.m.