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Ministers/ Teaching Elders

Professional organizations for ministers


Academy of Parish Clergy(APC)
The Academy of Parish Clergy seeks to motivate those men and women who serve parishes toward excellence in their ministry through sharing their practice one with another and offering avenues of continued study leading to greater competence.

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
This web site provides information to AAPC members, potential members and the general public.

Association of Professional Chaplains
We are an interfaith professional pastoral care association of providers of pastoral care endorsed by faith groups to serve persons in physical, spiritual or mental need in diverse settings throughout the world.

Association for Professional Christian Educators (APCE)
Serving educators in the reformed family of churches.

Association for Retired Ministers, Their Spouses and Survivors (ARMSS)
ARMSS was formed during a convention in May 21-24, 1997, in Louisville, Kentucky; it is a part of the Older Adult Ministries.

Association of Presbyterian Tentmakers
This is an organization that provides support and resources for tentmaking or bivocational ministers, CLPs, congregations seeking tentmakers, and those considering a tentmaking ministry.

National Association of Presbyterian Clergywomen provides support and advocacy for clergywomen.

Presbyterian Association of Specialized Pastoral Ministries (PASPM)
Our work as specialized ministers is among the poor, the homeless, the sick, the broken, imprisoned and outcast (Matthew 25: 31-46).

Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel (PCCMP)
Our mission is vital to provide military personnel with a visible reminder of the Holy in the midst of combat and chaos.

Presbytery Pastoral Care Network (PPCN)
PPCN is composed of a group of ministry professionals and volunteers throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) who are concerned for or engaged in providing pastoral care to ministers.

Reformed Spirituality Network
We are a group of leaders from the Reformed tradition of the historic Christian faith who have been gathering since 1993.