Central Services, the agency of the Executive Board of General Synod, exists to support and encourage churches, pastors, agencies, and boards of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Together we share the Gospel with the world. The ministries of Central Services include:
- Administrative Support
- Human Resources
- Employee Benefits
- Publications, and Promotion
Administrative support to the congregations, pastors, presbyteries, boards, committees, and agencies of the denomination takes many forms but includes assistance in meeting planning and preparation, coordinating the work of various entities of the denomination, planning the annual meeting of General Synod, compiling and publishing the minutes of General Synod meetings, maintaining statistical records on each congregation.
The Office of Central Services provides finance and accounting services to Synod’s agencies, boards, and committees. In addition, we work closely with church treasurers on matters of congregational finance.
ACH Authorization Form – You may download and complete this form, and submit with a voided check, to schedule Insurance, Retirement or Denominational Ministry payments via electronic check.
Human Resources & Employee Benefits
We administer Synod’s medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance programs, assisting churches with benefit enrollment and assisting individuals with insurance claims issues.
To see a brief summary of insurance benefits, click here: Benefit Summary (PDF).
For detailed benefits information, including Summary Plan Documents, please visit www.mybenefitsview.com User Name and Password for this website may be obtained by contacting Stephanie Bishop, Benefits Assistant, email@example.com, 864-232-8297.
Medical & Dental Benefit Forms
Access our interactive Benefits Calculation Worksheet (2016) to determine the cost of benefits for employees.
We also administer the ARP Retirement Plan on behalf of General Synod. You can download a copy of the Retirement Plan Document. Please contact Stephanie Bishop, firstname.lastname@example.org, 864-232-8297, for assistance with ARP retirement projections or for additional information.
The office maintains Ministerial Data Forms for current ARP ministers seeking new Calls and for pastor search committees. Completed Data Forms should be sent to Stephanie Bishop.
Publications & Promotion
ARP Magazine – Our denominational periodical, offered in print and via e-mail. electronic formats.
ARP News Update – Our news-feed for timely announcements.
Minutes of General Synod – The official record of our annual meeting.
The Standards – Our Constitution, consisting of:
- The Confession of Faith
- The Larger Catechism
- The Shorter Catechism
- The Form of Government
- The Book of Discipline
- The Directory of Public Worship
Manual of Authorities and Duties – This manual reflects the existing directives of the General Synod and the Standards of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church for its officers, agencies, boards, commissions and committees.