supreme court gavelChurches that are seeking to leave or have left the PCUSA for another Reformed body: Updated 8/6/14 (PDF file of the chart can be accessed here)

Presbytery Separation-Dismissal Policies

PLC’s Legal Resource Databank (legal documents)

Why my pastor’s pension is not at risk!

Is our former ‘southern’ church property safe?

A Guide to Church Property Law, second edition

The War Over Property

‘The Louisville Papers:’


GAPJC decision in Wilbur Tom, David Hawbecker and Thomas Conrad, vs., Presbytery of San Francisco

Related news and analysis:

GAPJC declares presbyteries must consider property values when dismissing congregations

 Tightening the screws on conservatives at every conceivable turn


PCUSA resource: Legal Resource Manual for Presbyterian Church (USA) Middle Governing Bodies and Churches, third edition (2010)


Church Conflict

Negotiation and church conflict resources