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Ruling Elders

Polity Resources


Constitution of PC(USA)

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) consists of two parts: Part one is The Book of Confessions,  and part two, the Book of Order, consisting of the Foundations of Presbyterian Polity, Form of Government, Directory for Worship, and Rules of Discipline.


Resources on presiding at the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper are provided by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Theology and Worship, drawing on materials from the Directory for Worship and the Book of Common Worship (WJKP, 2018).