United with Christ and with One Another
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation.
2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Yours in Christ Jesus,
Presbyterian Church in America
…promote the UNITY
General Assembly (GA)
The AC organizes every aspect of the PCA’s annual gathering, from negotiating with city officials to organizing the docket.
The Nominating Committee recommends qualified men to serve on the committees overseeing the work of the committees and agencies of the PCA. The committee depends on the AC to coordinate their annual meeting and facilitate regular communications.
Cooperative Ministries Committee (CMC)
The CMC fosters cooperative ministry among Committees and Agencies. The AC coordinates and supports the work of the CMC.
As the official magazine of the PCA, byFaith informs and encourages members of the work God is doing through the various parts of the denomination. byFaith is supported financially and administratively through the office of the AC.
Interchurch Relations Committee (IRC)
The IRC serves as a liaison between the Presbyterian Church in America and other denominations and church councils. The Interchurch Relations Committee depends on the AC to maintain and coordinate communications with other parts of Christ’s kingdom.
…promote the PURITY
Each of these bodies depends on the AC to facilitate its communication, coordinate its meetings, maintain its records, and provide other administrative support as needed.
Standing Judicial Commission (SJC)
The General Assembly annually elects twenty-four elders to serve as members of the Standing Judicial Commission to which it commits all matters governed by the Rules of Discipline.
Review of Presbytery Records (RPR)
Representatives of every presbytery convene annually to review the records of the presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church in America.
Theological Examining Committee (TEC)
Every first and second level administrative officer of every committee and agency must meet the approval of the Theological Examining Committee prior to being presented to the Assembly for approval.
Committee on Constitutional Business (CCB)
The CCB provides advice to the Stated Clerk and the Assembly concerning non-judicial matters pertaining to the Constitution of the PCA and proposed amendments to it.
…promote the MISSION
As requested, the Administrative Committee provides help to pulpit search committees and candidates as they seek to fill openings. The PCA also provides and maintains a centralized online database of opportunities and candidates to help each become aware of the other.
Presbytery Clerk Support
To keep the work of the church moving forward, the Administrative Committee functions as a support system for presbytery clerks. They inquire of the Stated Clerk’s office regarding constitutional and administrative matters. Moreover, the AC annually convenes clerks to discuss latest updates to the Book of Church Order and provides opportunities for them to learn from each other.
The General Assembly regularly appoints committees to study issues of importance to the church. The Administrative Committee funds these committees alongside of coordinating their communications and meetings.
The PCA Historical Center serves as central repository for the records and artifacts from congregations, presbyteries, and the General Assembly. The Administrative Committee is charged with the oversight and funding of the Historical Center.
2023 Budgeted Comparison of Program
and Administrative Expenses
Percent of 2023 Budget in Each Cost Center
A Letter From John Robertson
A word of heartfelt thanks is due to all of our PCA churches and individuals who have given so generously to sustain the PCA by their financial gifts to the PCA Administrative Committee over the years. The PCA AC is the connecting point for the organizational structure of the PCA. Without a connectional point it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to stay on mission and maintain the kingdom work to which we believe the Lord has called the PCA.
As I write, the PCA is functioning in its 50th year of proclaiming the gospel, teaching the truths of Scripture, maintaining many ministries of mercy, and enjoying God and loving one another in worship and fellowship in approximately 2000 congregations. God, our heavenly Father, has been very gracious to us in all the ups and downs of almost 50 years. We hope that all PCA members will join in some aspect of celebration and praise to our heavenly Father, who has blessed us so richly in Christ Jesus, His Son, and our Savior.
As we move through 2023 and into 2024, we need your continued prayers and financial support! Please give as generously as you can individually. In 2024 we estimate that we need a total budget of almost $3,800,000; approximately $2,00,000 of which needs to come in as contributions! We are asking all churches and individuals to give as generously as you can.
We believe this is a reasonable expense for connecting the PCA and helping to move forward the evangelical, Reformed church and mission that God in His providence has so generously given us.
Our request to our churches remains the same as it has been. Would you please endeavor to give in the financial range of 0.35% of tithes and offerings, or, if you prefer to give per capita, $8 per member. Thank you very much for your consideration.
Sincerely yours in Christ Jesus,
John W. Robertson
PCA Business Administrator
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