Lowcountry Presbytery Overtures the 48th PCA GA to Amend BCO 17 to Prohibit PCA Ordination for Men Self-Identifying as ‘Gay-Christians’
Overture from Lowcountry Presbytery requests the 48th PCA General Assembly to Amend BCO 17 to Prohibit PCA Ordination for Men Self-Identifying as ‘Gay-Christians’
Lowcountry Presbytery approved an overture at its January 25, 2020 Stated Meeting, requesting the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America amend Book of Church Order 17 by adding a new paragraph to “Amend BCO 17 by Adding a Clause Which Prohibits Ordination for Men Who Self-Identify as ‘Gay Christians,’ ‘Same-sex Attracted Christians,’... Continue Reading
Savannah River – 2nd Presbytery to Request the 48th PCA GA to Assume Jurisdiction Over the Missouri Presbytery Issue
The Overture from Savannah River Presbytery places before the 48th PCA General Assembly a “BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue.”
Savannah River Presbytery approved an overture at its January 25, 2020 Stated Meeting, placing before the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America a “BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue.” The overture concludes with this resolution: Savannah River Presbytery requests that the 48th General Assembly... Continue Reading
Central Georgia Presbytery Requests the PCA General Assembly to Assume Jurisdiction Over the Missouri Presbytery Issue
Overture 2 from Central Georgia Presbytery places before the 48th PCA General Assembly a “BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue.”
Central Georgia Presbytery approved an overture at its January 11, 2020 Stated Meeting, placing before the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America a “BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue.” An overture is a means by which a Presbytery can bring a matter to the... Continue Reading
Rescue the Perishing
Let’s devote ourselves to serving together to rescue the perishing.
As members of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), of course, we work together with the denomination as a whole to spread the gospel and make disciples. The OPC’s ministry, called Worldwide Outreach, is three-pronged: church planting, sending out foreign missionaries, and providing biblical resources and training. Through its Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension, the... Continue Reading
PCA Retirement & Benefits Elects Ed Dunnington As Its Next President
Dunnington is a PCA teaching elder who has served as a financial planning advisor at RBI since 2015.
Ed Dunnington first felt the call to Christian ministry while attending Virginia Military Institute (VMI) where he received a B.S. in Mathematics. Dunnington subsequently went on active duty for the U.S. Army to fulfill his military service obligation. In 1994, he enrolled at Covenant Theological Seminary, graduating with a M.Div. in 1998. That same year... Continue Reading
“Surprising Errors” in Greg Johnson’s Assessment of the RPCES 1980 Homosexuality Report
A response to a faulty assessment of the 1980 RPCES on the “Pastoral Care for the Repentant Homosexual” report.
The bland wording on the synod agenda was: “Report of the Study Committee on Homosexuality.” When it came time to deal with the study, the synod did not want such a nondescript label, so it supplied its own: “Pastoral Care for the Repentant Homosexual.” That was the official title approved back in 1980. In saying... Continue Reading
Donahoe Announces Members of Study Committee on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault
The committee will consist of four teaching elders, three ruling elders, and four advisory members.
“The Dallas GA has given this study committee a monumental task. This team will serve us well,” Donahoe said. “And the role and importance of the advisors cannot be overemphasized. We’re grateful for their willingness to participate, and for the wisdom, insight and experience they will bring.” Howie Donahoe, moderator of the 47th General Assembly,... Continue Reading
Report Of The PMV Study Committee On The Role Of Women In The Church
The Report of the Presbytery of the Mississippi Valley on the role of women in the church.
In light of the recommendations adopted by the Forty-Fifth General Assembly of the PCA and the comments above, we offer the following recommendations for the encouragement and edification of the Presbytery of Mississippi Valley and all the men and women of its many congregations. Read the whole Report here. INTRODUCTION The Presbytery of Mississippi... Continue Reading
GA Moderator Announces Members of Ad Interim Committee on Sexuality
The study committee is to “study the topic of human sexuality with particular attention to the issues of homosexuality, same-sex attraction, and transgenderism.”
“It’s an honor to appoint such wise, learned and experienced brothers to such a committee,” Donahoe said. “While each man’s views undoubtedly vary to some degree, I’m confident this committee will be unified and will help provide guidance and leadership on the issues—both in the PCA and more-broadly.” Howie Donahoe, moderator of the 47th... Continue Reading
Actions Of The Forty-Seventh General Assembly Of The Presbyterian Church In America
The Stated Clerk’s report of the 47th PCA General Assembly that met in Dallas June 25-28, 2019.
The Forty-seventh General Assembly of the PCA met in Dallas, Texas, in shortened format, convening Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and adjourning Friday before noon. A total of 1,616 commissioners (1209 Teaching Elders and 407 Ruling Elders) registered, representing 827 churches from all 88 presbyteries. The theme of the Assembly, hosted by North Texas Presbytery, was... Continue Reading