Download EPC Documents

Welcome to the EPC's downloadable resource center. On this page you can access a wide variety of EPC documents, including the text of the Book of Order, General Assembly minutes, Position Papers, and more. The quick links below will take you to the appropriate section.

The Essentials
EPC Directory
Book of Order
Westminster Confession and Catechisms
Training Manuals and Study Guides
Assembly Documents
Missional Church
Position Papers
Pastoral Letters
Other Publications
General Assembly Minutes

Click here for commonly used EPC forms, such as those used in approving candidates and calling ministers.



The Essentials of Our Faith
The EPC Essentials of Our Faith expresses historic Christian beliefs common to all true believers and churches throughout the world, and defines core beliefs of the Christian faith. However, it is not a substitute for the Westminster Confession of Faith.

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2016 EPC Directory
A current version of this document is uploaded monthly. The date of the most recent upload is on the cover page of the document.

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2015-2016 Book of Order
This volume contains the complete Book of Order plus Rules for Assembly, Acts of Assembly, and Forms for Discipline as amended through the 35th General Assembly (June 2015). To navigate the volume online, use the bookmarks panel on the PDF. A spiral-bound printed edition is in production and should be available in early November from

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Westminster Confession (Modern English Version)
Larger Catechism (Modern English Version)
Shorter Catechism

Each of these three pdf files is bookmarked so you can easily locate a chapter or question. To use the bookmarks, download the document to your computer, and ensure that your Acrobat Reader is set to view bookmarks (from the View menu, Show/Hide > Navigation Panes > Bookmarks).

The Westminster Confession and Larger Catechism downloads are the EPC Modern English Versions. Licensed Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs under Creative Commons. The work may be duplicated with no changes and with attribution to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. It may not be sold for profit.

Due to copyright restrictions, the Shorter Catechism download is the traditional language version.

A spiral-bound printed edition of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms in the EPC Modern English is available for purchase from

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Leadership Training Guide 
Theology/Sacraments/Reformed Tradition Written Ordination Exam Study Guide
Elder Prep and Exam Manual

The EPC Leadership Training Guide is Licensed Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs under Creative Commons. The work may be duplicated with no changes and with attribution to the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. It may not be sold for profit. A spiral-bound printed version is available for purchase from

The Elder Prep and Exam Manual was prepared by the Presbytery of the Alleghenies for churches entering the EPC.

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Bibliography on Bioethics
Synopsis of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Statements on Scripture

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Missional Primer
Toward a Stronger Future
Session Discussion Questions

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Divorce and Remarriage
The Holy Spirit
Human Sexuality (Preliminary Paper)
Ordination of Women
Problems of Suffering, Death, and Dying
The Sanctity of Marriage
The Value of and Respect for Human Life

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Children and the Lord's Supper
Civil Disobedience
Criteria for Evaluating Membership in Secret Fraternal Organizations
Domestic Abuse
Open Theism
Organ Donation and Transplantation
The Use of Catechisms in the EPC

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Procedure Manual for Ministerial and Candidates Committees (updated April 2016)
Vision 21

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35th General Assembly
June 23-27, 2015—First Presbyterian Church, Orlando, Florida

34th General Assembly
June 17-21, 2014—Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tennessee

33rd General Assembly 
June 19-22, 2013—Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

32nd General Assembly 
June 20-23, 2012—First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

31st General Assembly
June 22-25, 2011—Hope Presbyterian Church, Cordova, Tennessee

30th General Assembly
June 23-26, 2010—Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Englewood, Colorado

29th General Assembly 
June 24-27, 2009—Cornerstone EPC, Brighton, Michigan

28th General Assembly
June 18-21, 2008—Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Maryland

27th General Assembly 
June 20-23, 2007—Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Additional General Assembly minutes will be posted as they become available.

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