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

The Biblical Genius of PCAGA49’s Overture 15

by Zachary Groff | August 6, 2022 This year, twelve proposed changes to the Presbyterian Church in America’s (PCA) Book of Church Order (BCO) will come before the denomination’s eighty-eight presbyteries for consideration.[1] Three of the twelve proposals address aspects of ministerial qualifications and examination. Perhaps the most talked-about item is that which resulted from … More The Biblical Genius of PCAGA49’s Overture 15

What is a Deacon?

By Ryan Biese | July 26, 2022 Scripture uses the word “deacon” in a variety of ways. So do PCA congregations.Modernism was characterized by a quest for objectivity and certainty, but it failed to deliver. Post-Modernism arose in response and questions all objectivity and certainty. Post Modernism thrives in the society of our exile. Perhaps … More What is a Deacon?

Stepping Up to Overture 29

By Jared Nelson | July 14, 2022 The 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) passed Overture 29 with over 90% of the Assembly voting for it: 1922 to 200. This Amendment now heads to the Presbyteries for consideration, and reads, as amended: 16-4. Officers in the Presbyterian Church in America must … More Stepping Up to Overture 29

Great Speeches of PCAGA49

by Zachary Groff | June 27, 2022 The 49th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America is in the books. Commissioners have their handbooks and supplemental materials in their archives and memories of deliberations in their minds. But where can church-members and Elders who were unable to attend go to watch the Assembly’s proceedings? … More Great Speeches of PCAGA49

Proverbs for Presbyters

By Jared Nelson | June 21, 2022 For my own edification, I have made a habit to read through the book of Proverbs in preparation for General Assembly each year. A few years ago, I wrote out certain Proverbs which I need to remember when interacting with others, speaking privately or publicly, and maintaining my … More Proverbs for Presbyters

Reading the Domestic & Sexual Abuse Study Committee Report

By George Sayour | June 7, 2022 The church should be a sanctuary for victims, a training ground to prevent assault, and a facilitator of emotional, spiritual, and physical healing. (PCA AIC DASA Report, p. 2402) The Presbyterian Church in America’s (PCA) Ad Interim Committee (AIC) on Domestic Abuse and Sexual Abuse (DASA) recently released … More Reading the Domestic & Sexual Abuse Study Committee Report

A First-Time Attendee’s Impression of the 2022 GRN National Conference

By Charles Stover | May 11, 2022 The third annual Gospel Reformation Network (GRN) National Conference was titled “The Church’s One Foundation: The Sufficiency of the Gospel in a Secular Age.” This year’s National conference took place May 4th and 5th at the historic Briarwood Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Birmingham Alabama. Briarwood is historic for … More A First-Time Attendee’s Impression of the 2022 GRN National Conference