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Presbyterian Church (USA)


Per Capita Funding is how Presbyterians mutually share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit's leading for the future: It is how Presbyterians...

  • are trained to become better elders and ministers
  • participate in the life of the wider church by serving Committees, Commissions, and the biennial General Assembly
  • discern God's call to service
  • preserve our heritage
  • participate in the life of the Church universal as we commit ourselves to share the Gospel, and
  • work and live in fellowship with "all persons in every nation." (Book of Order, G-4.0101)

Per Capita is a fundamental way in which all of the nearly 11,000 congregations and governing bodies of the PCUSA are connected and allows its members to participate in the work of the wider church. It binds us in a covenantal relationship with one another in our church. It is the responsible way of sharing costs that equitably belong to the whole Presbyterian community.

The apportionment for each church for ecclesiastical expenses for the next fiscal year is based upon the membership of the church as reported as of December 31 of the previous year.


Per Capita 2018:
General Assembly: $7.73
Synod of the Covenant: $3.25
Presbytery of the Western Reserve: $19.25
TOTAL: $30.23

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kinds of grants & scholarships are offered by the Presbytery and its committees?  Click here.
  • What is per capita? Click here.
  • Where is the Presbytery Office? Click here.
  • What does our name, "Presbytery of the Western Reserve" (PWR) mean? Click here.
  • What committees are in the Presbytery? Click here.
  • How do you find a preacher for Sunday morning? Click here to download the Pulpit Supply list (for use by PWR Congregations only)

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