My denomination, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is meeting this week for General Assembly. Click on this site for updated news reports. I’ll also be adding some helpful links to the blogroll on the left under the “My Church” heading. While most of the business so far has been in committee, it looks as though a couple of the perennially sticky issues are back — ordination standards and abortion.
Another controversial issue, regarding a New Church Development in Pennsylvania for Messianic Jews, was resolved in committee. The issue of sharing the Gospel with Jewish people was referred to the Office of Theology and Worship for study. Meanwhile, funding for the NCD will continue.
And a big news flash — the Alpha Course was deemed suitable for Presbyterians. Good thing, considering our church ran two courses last year.