Campaign Resources

More Light Presbyterians rejoices in how God's spirit has moved the 219th General Assembly to heal the divisions in our church with the passage of the Ordination Overture 10-A. As we enter this period of dialogue and discernment, MLP will be organizing an educational campaign in partnership with friends from across our denomination.

Proposed replacement language for G-6.0106b, approved by 219th GA:
Standards for ordained service reflect the church’s desire to submit joyfully to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life (G-1.0000). The governing body responsible for ordination and/or installation (G.14.0240; G-14.0450) shall examine each candidate’s calling, gifts, preparation, and suitability for the responsibilities of office. The examination shall include, but not be limited to, a determination of the candidate’s ability and commitment to fulfill all requirements as expressed in the constitutional questions for ordination and installation (W-4.4003). Governing bodies shall be guided by Scripture and the confessions in applying standards to individual candidates.
This amendment restores constitutional language to the standards for ordination. It places its emphasis on the vows every officer must take as he/she is ordained and/or installed. It rightly places the responsibility for determining fitness for office on the examining governing body.

FAQ on Ordination Amendment 10-A

This landing page will be a clearing house for a number of important resources and tools to enable folks from across our church to participate in activities and events targeted at creating real dialogue, discussion, and discernment.

Resources

219th General Assembly Amendment 10-A Language
Proposed replacement language for G-6.0106b, approved by 219th GA

219th General Assembly Moderator's FAQ on Ordination
The revisions to G-6.0106b, as approved by the 219th General Assembly

219th General Assembly Overture Advocate Speeches
Overture Advocate Speeches on Amendment 10-A at the 219th. General Assembly

Moderators Letter on Amendment 10-A

Why I Support Amendment 10-A by Dr. Mark Achtemeier
Dr. Mark Achtemeier's remarks on the Presbyterian Outlook's Webnar.

Amendment 10-A to G-6.0106b: Seeking the middle way
William E. Chapman, HR is a member of Palisades Presbytery, a former stated clerk and instructor in Presbyterian polity at both Princeton and New Brunswick Seminaries, and former member of the Advisory Committee on the Constitution. At the 219th General Assembly. 

10-A Affirmations
From the Covenant Network

Why You Should Vote For Amendment 10-A
Address to the Presbytery of Donegal by the Rev. Tricia Dykers Koenig

Amendment 10-A Bulletin Inserts & Placemats

Amendment 10-A Videos 

Vote Yes on Amendment 10-A
Vote Yes on Amendment 10A talking points. 

Answering God's Call to Serve
MLP's web postings in connection with the Yes on Amendment 10-A Campaign

Profiles in Faith
Profiles in Faith provides stories and interviews important to the Amendment 10-A Campaign.

Floor Speeches 
Floor speeches on Amendment 10-A from the Presbyteries. 

Guidelines for Communal Discernment
by Reverend Victoria G. Curtiss with an introduction by Linda Bryant Valentine and Clifton Kirkpatrick

Roberts Rules of Order
Procedures for Presbytery meetings.

Presbyterian Understanding and Use of Holy Scripture + Biblical Authority and Interpretation
The Office of Theology and Worship, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Discussion of Amendments in Presbytery of Cherokee
GA commissioners discussing amendments in the Presbytery of Cherokee.

Resources for Fostering Community and Dialogue
The Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Jesus, the Bible, and Homosexuality: Explode the Myths, Heal the Church
by former Moderator Jack Rogers. Free study guide available (here).

A Time to Embrace: Same-Gender Relationships in Religion, Law, and Politics
by Princeton Theological Seminary Professor William Stacy Johnson. Free study guide (here).

Anyone and Everyone (DVD). Free discussion guide (here).

For the Bible Tells Me So (DVD). Free study guides available (here).

Through My Eyes (DVD). Study guide is included with DVD.

Volunteer to help ratify Amendment 10-A in your Presbytery!

Send an e-mail to our Rev. Debra Peevey, our Outreach Director, at debra@mlp.org   Kindly include your name, contact info, and which Presbytery you are in. We're looking forward to hearing from you!