Mission Funds

The Presbytery of Chicago is eager to fund great ideas and programs in churches throughout the Presbytery, with a particular emphasis given to helping churches who might not be able to fund these ideas and programs on their own. This funding is available because of the witness and generosity of many faithful Presbyterians who came before us and we are deeply grateful for their contributions to the ongoing ministry of this Presbytery.
Funding currently exists for a wide variety of ministries, some based on the restrictions and parameters created by donors, while others reflect the creativity and openness of 21st century ministry. We hope that these categories will spark your imaginations, rather than limit them.

  • Funding for one-time events, outreach initiatives, or educational workshops
  • One to three year mission opportunities, moving gradually towards being self-funded
  • Support for ongoing mission opportunities that are generating positive results
  • Charitable and religious works
  • Peacemaking
  • Camping and retreat opportunities
  • Campus ministry
  • Music ministry
Applications for the available funds are being received by the Mission Team. Please note that these applications must be submitted by a church’s Session, not by individuals. The presbytery seeks to partner with congregations in this work.
PLEASE NOTE: The application deadline originally set for May 1 has been extended to June 1.
Instructions are included with the form. Be sure to download the form, fill it out, save it with a new name, and return it to the presbytery as instructed.


Year End Reports

Important Date:

Friday, February 1, 2019 – Last day to enter your statistical report information.

Downloads & Links

PLEASE NOTE: On fillable PDFs, you MUST HIT SAVE to save the information you have typed into the form before you send it into the office.


The Clerk’s Handbook

A simple introduction to clerking.
  • the clerk of session maintains the history of the congregation through careful minutes and records;
  • the clerk of session is interested in and knowledgeable about Presbyterian polity;
  • the clerk of session, along with the moderator, is the liaison between session and presbytery;
  • the clerk is always striving to be a servant to the session, in the fullest New Testament sense, and is equipped spiritually to fulfill the servant role.


The Book of Order

The Book of Order is a governing document of the PC(USA). It is divided into four parts: The Foundations of Presbyterian Polity, Form of Government, Directory for Worship, and Rules of Discipline. 

Parliamentary Procedure

The Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) designates Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised the latest edition, as the parliamentary authority to be used in governing body meetings.

Pulpit Supply List

The pulpit supply list is located in our Online Directory. 
Please review the Process and Protocol document for Pulpit Supply Preaching.

Records Retention Schedule

The Presbyterian Historical Society is where important presbytery and church documents are archived. We follow their recommended schedule of document retention see on their website.




Session Minutes


Special Session Meetings


Congregational Meeting Minutes


Session Records Review Sheet

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