Metro New York Presbytery Overtures 47th PCA GA To Allow Women to Be Ordained As Deacons

The Aquila Report | 3/14/2019 | Staff
The Metropolitan New York Presbytery (MNY) approved an overture at its March 13, 2019 Stated Meeting, asking the 47th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to amend Book of Church Order (BCO) 7-2, 9-3, 17-3, chapter 24, and add a chapter 25 in order to allow local sessions to decide whether women can be allowed to serve as deacons.

The Metropolitan New York Presbytery (MNY) approved an overture at its March 13, 2019 Stated Meeting, asking the 47th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America to amend Book of Church Order (BCO) 7-2, 9-3, 17-3, chapter 24, and add a chapter 25 in order to allow local sessions to decide whether women can be allowed to serve as deacons. The overture is asking the General Assembly to amend the BCO to allow women to be elected and serve as deacons.

Overture - Means - Presbytery - Matter - GA

An overture is a means by which a Presbytery can bring a matter to the GA for consideration. This overture will be considered by the 47th PCA General Assembly at its meeting in Dallas, Texas, June 24-27, 2019.

Overture to the 47th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America

Amend - Book - Church - Order - BCO

To Amend Book of Church Order (BCO) 7-2, 9-3, 17-3, Chapter 24, And Add A Chapter 25

In Order To Allow Local Sessions

Whether - Women - Serve - Deacons

To Decide Whether Women Can Be Allowed To Serve As Deacons.

THEREFORE, be it resolved to amend BCO 7-2, 9-3, 17-3, chapter 24, and add a chapter 25 in order to allow local sessions to decide whether women are allowed to serve as deacons [Proposed deletions are shown below by strikethrough, and additions are underlined]:

C - Government - Determines - Members - Mission

5-9.c. When the temporary government determines that among the members of the mission congregation there are men who appear qualified as officers Elders, the nomination process shall begin and the election conclude following the...
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