What is a church “in correspondence”?
G-5.0201 “The General Assembly, through the Office of the General Assembly, shall maintain a relationship of correspondence with the highest council or governing body:
- of those churches with which it has had historical relations outside the United States, as recognized by the General Assembly;
- of those churches that are members of the ecumenical bodies in which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) holds membership;
- of those churches with which the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has formal ecumenical dialogue approved by the General Assembly."
How can someone find out about the “in correspondence” status of a particular church?
Call the Department of Ecumenical and Agency Relationships at (888) 728-7228 x5444 or x5423.
What churches is the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) in full communion with?
- Evangelical Lutheran Church
- Reformed Church in America
- United Church of Christ
Where do I call with questions about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) involvement on Ecumenical Relations?
Call the Office of the General Assembly, the Department of Ecumenical and Agency Relationships at (888) 728-7228 x5423 or x5444.
Do I call the Department of Ecumenical and Agency Relationships with questions about interfaith issues?
If you have questions about interfaith, you should call Charles Wiley at (888) 728-7228 x5734.
To which ecumenical bodies does the PC(USA) belong?
World Council of Churches, World Alliance of Reformed Churches, National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA, Churches Uniting in Christ, and Christian Churches Together.
Which chapters of the Book of Order explain the process for receiving a minister from another denomination?
Most of the information is found in section G-2.0505 of the Book of Order.