News From Mississippi Valley Presbytery (PCA)

Mississippi Valley Presbytery met Tuesday, February 2, at the Raymond Presbyterian Church, Raymond, MS. The court elected Ruling Elder Phil McDade of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Jackson, as moderator. Several guests reported on various ministry opportunities, such as Jewish evangelization, and the work of Covenant College and its new scholarship opportunities for PCA students. Teaching... Continue Reading

PCA Disaster Relief Assessment Team needs IMMEDIATE help

The Mission to North America (MNA) assessment team has just returned from Haiti. They have put together a strategic process of response in Haiti: 1. prepare base of operations 2. shipping of materials for preparing the facilities 3. mobilizing of teams from two presbyteries with experience in establishing dtaging facilities – Ohio and Tennessee Valley... Continue Reading

News From Covenant Presbytery (PCA)

Covenant Presbytery met on Tuesday, February 2nd at the Grace Evangelical Church in Germantown, TN. (Editor’s Note: The Aquila Report would be pleased to run similar reports from any Presbytery or other regional group within our target market of conservative/evangelical denominations.) Grace Evangelical Church (GEC) is not a member of Covenant Presbytery, but their senior... Continue Reading

Small fire at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church

Lexington (KY) firefighters put out a small fire at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church (PCA) around 4:30 p.m. Friday. The church is at Rapid Run Road and Man o’ War Boulevard. The fire started in a classroom on the ground floor and did not spread, said Chuck Workman, a deacon at the church. According to Workman,... Continue Reading

PCUSA Committee recommends steps towards same-gender ceremonies

The General Assembly Special Committee on Civil Union and Christian Marriage has approved its final report — ending its journey with civility and mutual respect, but also with the clear possibility of a minority report. The committee did not recommend any change in the definition of Christian marriage currently in the constitution of the Presbyterian... Continue Reading

Middle Eastern churches make historic vote to approve women pastors

Middle Eastern churches on Jan 19 unanimously approved a statement that would allow the ordaining of women as pastors in the region. The vote occurred at the Sixth General Assembly of the Fellowship of the Middle East Evangelical Churches (FMEEC), an association of Anglican, Lutheran and Reformed churches in the region. Drafted on the spot... Continue Reading

Anglican Covenant ‘Whitewashes’ Denomination’s Immorality

As the worldwide Anglican Communion moves full speed toward a full implementation of a covenant held out as a means of restoring unity, an influential evangelical retired archbishop is not overly enthusiastic. On the contrary, he has advised fellow Anglican leaders not to waste their time on church structures which the Bible describes as dung... Continue Reading

Presbytery of the Siouxlands January 2010 Meeting, Just Ahead of Big Winter Storm

Under warnings of a big winter storm, the Presbytery of Siouxlands met for its 88th stated meeting at the WatertownEventCenter on January 22, 2010. The meeting, scheduled to go from Friday at 9:00 a.m. until Saturday noon, adjourned early in order to allow Presbyters to return to their homes before the wintry onslaught. In spite... Continue Reading

Update: Overture Consideration Deferred on ‘Women May be Deacons‘ in Proposed BCO Amendment

Update: The Metro Atlanta Presbytery met on January 23, 2010 and voted to defer consideration on the proposed overture from Westminster PCA in Atlanta in order to hear a report from a study committee on the meaning of ordination. The overture may be taken up for consideration at the May stated meeting after considering the... Continue Reading

Donkeys preaching to Elephants, PCUSA survey reports

Donkeys are often preaching to elephants in Presbyterian churches, a (PCUSA) denominational survey says. Specifically, Democrats outnumber Republicans by a 2 to 1 margin among Presbyterian pastors. In contrast, Republicans far outnumber Democrats among Presbyterian congregation members and elders. That’s according to Research Services at the Louisville-based Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The findings, based on a... Continue Reading