The following are resources that can be used in explaining per capita funding of PC(USA). These resources can help congregations, sessions and presbyteries better understand what per capita is and how it is used.
Per capita leaflets
Individual leaflets to help congregations, presbyteries, and synods interpret per capita. Use them as bulletin inserts and more.
Per capita: an overview (PDF)
How $7.50 compares (PDF)
Per capita landscape (PDF) — See how one presbytery created a flyer for the per capita folder that tailors the information for their context. (created by Laura Viau)
A general overview of GA per capita that can be used as is or tailored to fit a presbytery, synod, or congregational context. (Requires PowerPoint software.)
Get the GA per capita overview (slides and script) in PowerPoint format. (Powerpoint) (15.79mb)
A sample letter for congregational use to interpret per capita.
Get the letter in Word format. (Word)
Read Clint McCoy’s “How this mustard seed grew: The origin and impact of the per capita apportionment as a means of financing the General Assembly.”
Download McCoy’s article (PDF) from the November 2007 issue of Perspectives, published by the Office of the General Assembly.
Per capita offering envelopes
Hubbard Press includes special occasion pew envelopes, one of which is for per capita — for congregations that ask members to pay their per capita and their regular offering amount.
Visit the Hubbard Press Web site.
Advisory Opinion #9 (revised April 2009) by the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly offers clarification about per capita in the life of the church.
Read the Advisory Opinion. (PDF)