Trinity Presbytery engages in mission and ministry opportunities to the following institutions through offering volunteer service and providing financial support through its per capita and/or unified benevolence giving.

Congregations pay an annual amount of money per church member, or per capita apportionment, to their respective presbyteries to cover the costs of church government. This includes funding for General Assemblies and other meetings, ecumenical participation, ordination exams for ministers, the Presbyterian Historical Society, and many other activities. (It does not include money for the church’s mission work.) Per Capita is a fundamental way in which all of the nearly 9,500 congregations and mid councils of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are connected and participate in the work of the wider church.

Trinity Presbytery participates in the work of the larger church through its per capita and unified benevolence giving to both the General Assembly and the Synod of South Atlantic. Per capita is an opportunity for all communicant members of the Presbyterian church through the mid councils to participate equally, responsibly, and interdependently by sharing the cost of coordination and evaluation of mission; and of performing ecclesiastical, legislative, and judicial functions that identify a Reformed Church, while at the same time strengthening the sense of community among all Presbyterians (GA Minutes, Part I, 1995).

Trinity Presbytery is the recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars from both the General Assembly and the Synod of South Atlantic in the form of grants for new church developments, congregational transformations, new worshiping communities, scholarships for theological education, support of racial-ethnic congregations and special congregational projects.

There are 12,571 communicant members of Trinity Presbytery.  The 2019 General Assembly Per Capita giving per member is $8.95, or $112,510. The 2019 Synod of South Atlantic Per Capita giving per member is $1.50, or $18,857. The Synod of South Atlantic Mission Giving is $1.00, or $12,571. Trinity Presbytery’s total 2019 per capita apportionment for General Assembly and the Synod of South Atlantic is $131,367.

Trinity Presbytery’s 2019 Per Capita giving per member is $4.00, or $50,284. Additionally, Trinity Presbytery’s unified benevolence giving support of the General Assembly mission budget is $30,000 and support of the Synod mission budget is $10,500. 


Camping Ministries of the Carolinas (CMC) helps people nourish and sustain faith in God by building community, fostering relationships and exploring our connection with Creation. It aims to accomplish this by promoting the theological, educational, and ecological possibilities for furthering God's call to discipleship through the planning and implementation of programs at Fellowship Camp & Conference Center. Read more...

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Presbyterian College was founded in 1880 by the Rev. William Plummer Jacobs. Jacobs served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, SC and founded the Thornwell Orphanage. Presbyterian College, commonly known as PC, is a four-year, private liberal arts college located in Clinton, SC and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). PC's undergraduate and graduate programs emphasize small class sizes, a congenial atmosphere between professors and students, and a commitment to service. Read more...

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Presbyterian Communities of South Carolina is a not-for-profit, compassionate Christian organization overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees that offers continuing care retirement living at five locations across the state including: Clinton, Easley, Florence, Columbia and Summerville. Read more...

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The South Carolina Campus Ministry Cabinet meets face-to-face two times per year and executes delegated tasks throughout the year. The aim of the South Carolina Campus Ministry Cabinet is to create an effective and accountable means of fostering strong campus ministry across the state. The SC Campus Ministry Cabinet sponsors the annual Montreat College Conference, which brings together approximately 1500 college students and seminarians from across the southeast for worship, study, discernment, recreation, relationship building and networking opportunities. Read more...

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The South Carolina Christian Action Council (SCCAC) believes that God is Lord over individuals, the structures of society, and all of creation. That Lordship includes our personal and community life, our institutions, our moral and ethical decisions, and our stewardship of the environment. Therefore, the SCCAC promotes and facilitates dialogue among diverse Christian traditions on matters of belief and practice; and work in partnership to advocate for justice, promote peace-making and foster racial and cultural healing and reconciliation. It strives to be a community where people of faith unite to glorify God through worship, social justice, peace and mercy. Read more...

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The South Carolina Inn, located in Montreat, NC, has been providing lodging for more than 100 years. It was established in 1912 by Mclver Williamson who named it for his childhood pastor, the Reverend William Brearley. Originally a guest lodge for primarily teaching elders attending conferences, it is now a family style inn that permit families, groups, church professionals, children and youth of all ages, and individuals to enjoy the peaceful mountain setting and warm hospitality. Read more...

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Thornwell Home for Children is a Presbyterian ministry founded in 1875 by the Rev. William Plummer Jacobs who also served as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, SC and founded Presbyterian College. The Thornwell Home for Children is a joyful Christian community, offering hope and wholeness to children and families. Its goals are to provide loving homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children, to offer an opportunity for healing by providing proper healthcare and mental health counseling for every Thornwell child, and to offer Thornwell’s children hope for a successful future by providing educational support and teaching self-advocacy. Read more...

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Villa International-Atlanta is a 33-room residence founded in 1967 and launched in 1970 with funding from the Women of the Church, Presbyterian Church (US), now part of Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). Since opening its doors in 1972, Villa International has hosted over 25,000 residents from 147 countries. Their residents are primarily international researchers at the CDC and the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, but also include many others, such as public health professionals of all varieties, interning doctors, students and seminarians. These individual would not be able to afford housing in the city of Atlanta, Georgia were it not for the welcoming community created by Villa International, where visitors can mingle with other residents and find acceptance, respect, and the comforts of home. Read more...

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