This year, there will be three amendments for the presbyteries to consider (derived from Overtures 23, 26, and 27). These proposed changes, respectively, clarify the sexual character expected of ordained officers in the Church, the use of technical titles for non-ordained laypeople, and an alteration in the procedure for a case without process. This article will include the language for each amendment, the history of the respective section in the BCO, and the rationale for each amendment.
…As the presbyteries receive these items for advice and consent, I pray that the same spirit of the 50th Assembly permeates throughout our denomination. While these items are limited in scope when compared to the twelve (12) items from last year, I look forward to the deliberative work of our denomination. May God bless the PCA as we look onward to the 51st General Assembly in Richmond.