48th PCA General Assembly Postponed Until 2021
The postponed 48th PCA General Assembly, scheduled to meet in Birmingham in June 2020, will meet in St. Louis June 29-July 2, 2021.
The 48th General Assembly scheduled to meet in Birmingham on June 15-19, 2020 has been postponed and has been scheduled to meet on June 29-July 2, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted by Missouri Presbytery. The 49th General Assembly will meet in Birmingham in 2022 hosted by Evangel Presbytery. At a special meeting on... Continue Reading
URC Synod Redeemer 2020 Postponed For One Year
The convening committee of the United Reformed Churches (URC) for Synod Redeemer 2020 has postponed the Synod meeting for one year.
The convening committee of the United Reformed Churches (URC) for Synod Redeemer 2020 met Tuesday, March 17th, to discuss the possibility of postponing Synod in light of the current global situation surrounding the corona virus outbreak. After prayerful consideration, and upon the approval of the convening consistory of Wellandport URC, we have come to the... Continue Reading
Overture 14 from Evangel Presbytery Seeks to “Revise MTW Manual” to Clarify Who Can Serve as Leaders
Overture 14 asks the 48th PCA GA to Amend Mission to The World Manual to Clarify Who Can Serve as Leaders
At its February 12, 2020 Stated Meeting, Evangel Presbytery approved an overture, asking the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to direct the Committee on Mission to the World (CMTW) to amend the MTW Policy Manual to include the following statement: “All MTW leaders in line authority over church planting or church... Continue Reading
Bryan Chapell Nominated to Serve as the Next PCA Stated Clerk
If his nomination is approved by the PCA General Assembly, Chapell would become the denomination’s fourth stated clerk.
“Bryan is a respected pastor and experienced leader within the denomination,” said Ruling Elder Danny McDaniel, chairman of the Administrative Committee and the Search Committee. “When we looked at the qualifications required by the Rules of Assembly Operation 3-5, it became obvious to each of us that Bryan was more than well-qualified for the office.”... Continue Reading
The Meaning of “Refuses to Act” in BCO 34-1 As Interpreted by the 28th PCA General Assembly
A precedent ruling from the 2000 PCA General Assembly can provide guidance on understanding BCO 34-1.
Thus, the only precedent case the PCA has about invoking BCO 34-1 is SJC 1999-01 that came before the GA in 2000. GA’s decision overturning the SJC’s original decision and mandating that it take up the case, should provide precedent guidance to the SJC at this time as it considers whether to assume original jurisdiction,... Continue Reading
An Emergency Action Plan for PCA Members To Save the Denomination
The time has come to take action to stop the pro-homosexual agenda that is pushing for control of the PCA.
I have not addressed many of the other underlying theological problems of the nature of homosexuality and how it is to be viewed and treated in individuals, but I believe that if we do not confront the errors of aberrant sexual beliefs and practices will change the course of the PCA. It can happen. There... Continue Reading
Overture 3 Asks the 48th PCA GA to Amend MTW Manual to Clarify Who Can Serve as Leaders
Heritage Presbytery overtures the 48th PCA GA to “Amend MTW Manual to clarify that leaders “in line authority over church planting or church development ministry should be ordained elders.”
Heritage Presbytery approved an overture at its January 25, 2020 Stated Meeting, asking the 48th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to “amend the MTW Manual to clarify that leaders “in line authority over church planting or church development ministry should be ordained elders.” Overture 3 is responding to recently released proposed guidelines... Continue Reading
One People of God: Christ Has Broken Down the Dividing Wall
There is essentially one people of God.
When I encountered Reformed theology and the Reformed Church, one of the first questions I asked my first Reformed teacher, Warren Embree, was, “What about Israel?” To which he replied, “the dividing wall has been broken down.” Again I asked, “But what about Israel?” Again he replied, “The dividing wall has been broken down.” A... Continue Reading
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