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Other Church Agencies

The Board of Pensions is one of six agencies of the General Assembly, the highest governing body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Each agency has clearly defined responsibilities, but there is collaboration in numerous areas, including communications, education, and funds development.

Office of the General Assembly

The Office of the General Assembly (OGA) is the ecclesiastical arm of the PC(USA). The Stated Clerk leads the OGA. The Stated Clerk and his or her staff work to ensure that the Church maintains itself as a church. The OGA carries out all constitutional and most ecumenical functions at the General Assembly.

Visit the OGA website for more information.

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Investment & Loan Program Inc.

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Investment & Loan Program Inc. (PILP) is a nonprofit. It provides low-cost loans to congregations, governing bodies, and related church entities for capital projects.

Loan funds come from PC(USA) endowment funds and money invested by individual church members, churches, and governing bodies. The latter purchase term notes through PILP that pay interest, and their investment supports church growth.

Visit the PILP website for more information.

Presbyterian Foundation

The Presbyterian Foundation raises, stewards, and distributes funds for mission. The Foundation strengthens congregations and related mission and ministry efforts by developing gifts and managing funds on their behalf.

The Foundation provides a variety of options to enable Presbyterians to realize their philanthropic goals.

Visit the Foundation website for more information.

Presbyterian Mission Agency

The primary purpose of the Presbyterian Mission Agency is to lead and coordinate the total mission program. The PMA advises and responds to the General Assembly on priorities, programs, and strategies for addressing matters of concern for PC(USA) ministries.

Visit the PMA website for more information.

Presbyterian Publishing Corporation

The Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) is the denominational publisher for the PC(USA). Its Geneva Press imprint is for a specifically Presbyterian audience.

The PPC also issues materials under the Westminster John Knox Press imprint. These works are by scholarly and popular authors of various religious affiliations. They cover the spectrum of modern religious thought.

Visit the PPC website for more information.