The 51st PCA General Assembly, in June 2024, Will Consider 5 Overtures Requesting Amending the Book of Church Order to Require Background Checks for Ordained Church Leaders

The 51st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), meeting in June 2024, will consider five overtures (amendments to the Book of Church Order) that will require background checks for ordained church leaders.  Some PCA churches have already adopted this practice to screen support staff and other volunteers.  However, I believe “requiring” background checks for elders and deacons is both unwise and unbiblical, for the following reasons…

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