Researching the Rationales of PCAGA49’s Proposed BCO Amendments

By Jacob Gerber | October 7, 2022 The list of Book of Church Order (BCO) amendments handed down to the Presbyteries from the 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is daunting. For a basic refresher on the amendments before us, including a breakdown of the votes that they received in Overtures and … More Researching the Rationales of PCAGA49’s Proposed BCO Amendments

10 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask a PCA Search Committee

By Jared Nelson | September 29, 2022 “So, do you have any questions for us?” When a search committee or a session poses this to a pastoral candidate in an interview or during a candidate visit, this should not be the first time the candidate considers the questions he wants to ask the church. A … More 10 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask a PCA Search Committee

Proposed Constitutional Amendments before the PCA in 2022

By Scott Edburg | September 9, 2022 As the 88 presbyteries of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) begin deliberations on the actions of the 49th General Assembly in Birmingham, their presbyters may be overwhelmed by the number of proposed constitutional amendments that must be considered before the 50th General Assembly in Memphis. There are … More Proposed Constitutional Amendments before the PCA in 2022

Three Reasons to Adopt PCAGA49’s Overture 15

by James Norris | September 8, 2022 This year’s General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) voted to affirm an amended version of Overture 15, which is now being considered by the denomination’s presbyteries as Item 1. It seeks to add the following language to the Book of Church Order (BCO): 7-4. Men … More Three Reasons to Adopt PCAGA49’s Overture 15

10 Reasons for the Dearth of Church-Planting in the PCA

by Jason Dorsey | September 8, 2022 For 25 years, I have had the great privilege of being involved in church-planting with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in regions outside of the Southeast. Though I have struggled over these last six years to keep my current church alive and thriving, there is yet a … More 10 Reasons for the Dearth of Church-Planting in the PCA

Minority Reports, CCB, & the SJC – Part 2: Why This is Important

By Jacob Gerber | August 16, 2022 In my last article, I detailed the parliamentary rules[1] which require minority reports from the Committee on Constitutional Business (CCB) the right to be presented to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) for consideration. Further, I showed how our parliamentary rules for handling such … More Minority Reports, CCB, & the SJC – Part 2: Why This is Important

Minority Reports, CCB, & the SJC – Part 1: The Parliamentary Rules

By Jacob Gerber | August 11, 2022 Background At the 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), the Committee on Constitutional Business (CCB) presented its annual report, which included the results of its review of the minutes of the Standing Judicial Commission (SJC), according to the PCA’s Rules of Assembly Operations (RAO): … More Minority Reports, CCB, & the SJC – Part 1: The Parliamentary Rules