PCA Administrative Committee Votes to Hire Bryan Chapell as Stated Clerk Pro-Tempore
The AC voted unanimously to hire TE Bryan Chapell as stated clerk pro-tempore and provisional AC coordinator.
The 48th General Assembly will vote on Dr. Chapell’s election as stated clerk in 2021 (RAO 3-4). Chapell, currently senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, Illinois, is tentatively scheduled to start Sept. 1. Current Stated Clerk L. Roy Taylor will continue in the position until Chapell begins. The Presbyterian Church in America’s... Continue Reading
Statement from the PCA Ad Interim Study Committee on Human Sexuality
The study committee will make the report available to the PCA at the originally scheduled time.
The Ad Interim Committee’s study of the assigned issues is complete, but there may be a delay of the final editing and publication for a short time,. The report will not be officially presented to the General Assembly until its next scheduled meeting in 2021. Nevertheless, the committee will make the report available to the... Continue Reading
The 48th PCA General Assembly Postponed: Some Questions to Consider
While the PCA Administrative Committee’s action is understandable the Assembly cancellation raises important and unavoidable questions.
A small number of PCA churches have already departed to other denominations or are attempting to form a new denomination, largely precipitated by Revoice-related concerns. It seems likely that a year without an assembly, especially under the present circumstances, may help protect the health of presbyters, but may be harmful to the health of the... Continue Reading
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
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
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