Churches in Transition

Church Leadership Connection (CLC)

The Church Leadership Connection (CLC) is the PC(USA) web-based computer matching and referral system.  This system provides global access and visibility for both calling organizations and call seekers. CLC policies are in compliance with the Book of Order; they do not supersede the authority of mid-councils, but work in partnership to support presbytery mission. CLC adheres to values of fairness and openness and affirms the denomination’s polity of these issues.
“To help search committees and call seekers with a high likelihood of “fit” to make an initial connection, relying on them to go deeper in exchange of information, conversation and discernment.”

~As presented in the introduction of the CLC User Guide

Ministry Information Forms (MIF)

On Calling a Pastor

Agreement/Covenant Samples

Pastoral Transition/Retirement

Mission Study Guide – samples of mission studies:

PCUSA Help For Congregations – A webpage to help congregational leaders understand more about their church and their needs
Caring for Congregations– A New Castle Presbytery policy from the COMC and Trustees & Financial Resources on providing care for congregations that be nearing the end of congregational life.

Pastor Transition Checklist

Transition Consultants

Departing Pastor Policy