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Since 1973, the Administrative Committee has connected and convened the Presbyterian Church in America. We serve churches, presbyteries, and the General Assembly with timely advice and action to keep its ministries moving forward.

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2024 General Assembly

Beyond the Business:

3 Additional Benefits of the PCA’s General Assembly

Anyone who has attended a General Assembly understands this annual gathering is significant not only for the business to be discussed and decided but also because of the relationships developed and activities that occur beyond the business. The General Assembly provides three benefits to the unity, purity, and mission of the PCA beyond the business it considers.

Bridging Cultures:

The Transformative Work of Translating the Book of Church Order into Spanish

Overcoming many obstacles since the General Assembly’s approval for translating the Book of Church Order (BCO) into Spanish, the PCA Administrative Committee (AC) is making significant strides that will help the denomination welcome, bless, and serve the Hispanic community. At the forefront of this transformative project is Luis Garcia, a dedicated PCA church planter and chairman of the Spanish BCO review committee.

“No Little People or Places”

 The Promise, Challenge, and Gift of Pastoring in a Small Town

When Jim Ryan first moved to Marissa, a small town nestled in the fertile farmlands of southern Illinois, he never imagined it would become his home and place of ministry for over two decades.

Marissa’s total population is around 2,000 people. By contrast, the metro area population of St. Louis, just an hour’s drive away, numbers over three million. Even Busch Stadium, the legendary home of the St. Louis Cardinals, seats enough to hold over 20 times the population of Marissa…