Congregation Docs

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Newsletter & Website Submission Guidelines

We welcome our congregations and partner organizations to submit announcements or stories to our weekly newsletter and/or website by emailing our communications director.

Newsletter & website submission guidelines(1).pdf
Godly Share and Growth Fund Annual Covenant Form

Congregations are asked to complete the online form at the link below to submit their Godly Share and Growth Fund pledges annually in advance of Diocesan Convention. Exact deadlines are set year-to-year by the Director of Administration.

Instructions for Godly Share (from Canon XIV: Budget and Financial Administration) are included in the PDF attachment.

Godly Share Instructions for Congregations.pdf
Senior Warden Job Description

Created September 2023 to help guide our congregations and senior wardens.

Senior Warden Job Description.pdf
Congregation Bylaws Template

This is a church bylaws template for use and guidance within the Diocese of Pittsburgh, created by Chancellor Delia Bouwers Bianchin in September 2023.


Diocese of Pittsburgh Congregation Bylaws Template.docx
Clergy Compensation & Care Guide

Updated October 2023

The Clergy Compensation and Care Guide lays out guiding principles and numerical guidelines to help congregations budget clergy salaries appropriately.

The guide includes information on: cash compensation, required benefits, recommended benefits, advocacy during negotiations, clergy supply guidelines, clergy housing allowance, and a mileage report template.

If any vestry or congregation has questions about clergy compensation not covered in this document, please contact the diocesan office. 

Clergy Compensation Guide.pdf
Clearance Instructions for Lay Leaders & Volunteers

It is the responsibility of each church to designate a person to oversee and document clearances for their lay leaders and volunteers who work with children.

Clearance Instructions for Staff Lay Leaders and Volunteers.pdf
Clearance Instructions for Clergy in Active Ministry Clearance Instructions for Clergy in Active Ministry.pdf
Congregation Audit Requirements
The Constitution and Canons of the Anglican Diocese of Pittsburgh require that all congregations perform an annual financial audit in order to remain fully engaged in the life of the Diocese. The Diocese has provided updated guidelines and helpful tools for congregations of all sizes to meet this requirement in a timely fashion. Please see document for all details. You may also prefer to download the fillable sample worksheets to save time as you perform your audit. 
Audit by Committee Fillable Worksheets.xlsx
Church Maintenance Guidelines

The maintenance and upkeep of the equipment, building, and grounds is an essential part of the life of the congregation. This very important responsibility traditionally falls on the Junior Warden. Depending on the size and complexity of the facilities this can be a formidable task. The development of a routine maintenance program can, however, make this task less difficult.

Board of Trustees Church Maintenance Guidelines.pdf
Rector Search Process Overview

This document provides an overview of the process congregations are to take when searching for a new rector.

Rector Search Process for Parishes.pdf
Materials for Remarriage

If you desire to be married in the Church, and if your priest concurs in discerning that God is calling you to this marriage, this booklet is designed to give you and your priest the understanding, tools, and God’s grace to succeed in this most common, most transforming vocation.

Materials for Remarriage.pdf
Holy Baptism Certificate

Priests are welcome to use this certificate (letter-size, 2 per page) to commemorate a baptism. Recommended to print on card stock.

Holy Baptism certificate.pdf
Annual Report of Ministerial Function ANNUAL REPORT of MINISTERIAL FUNCTION.pdf
Articles of Incorporation Instructions & Forms

Form to register as a non-profit in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

5306-7102- Art of Inc-Dom Nonprofit.pdf
Congregation Staff & Leadership Updates

Clergy and congregational leaders are welcome to fill out this form to update or submit directory information about the congregation, lay staff and vestry members. Only fill in the information that is new or updated. Clergy updates can be accomplished on a separate form.

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Anglican Global Mission Partners Mission Match

Anglican Global Mission Partners has created a searchable database of domestic and international mission opportunities covering a wide variety of options on their website. 

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