Elders cannot remain silent in a controversy

Ruling Elders are called to stand for the peace and purity of the Church when controversy arises. “[An Elder] must hold firmly to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict...

MORE in the PCA endorses Overture #7

Our mission is to encourage REs to attend General Assembly and Presbytery so they can weigh in on the issues confronting the denomination. Overture 7 would directly advance our mission by capping the registration fee for REs at $100.  (The current registration fee is...

Samuel Miller on REs in Church courts

Old Princeton’s Samuel Miller wrote about the role REs ought to play in the Church’s courts and his thoughts ought to be read at length: The functions of the Ruling Elder are not confined to the congregation of which he is one of the rulers. It is his duty...

Is MORE in the PCA getting pushback already?

Our mission is to encourage REs to become more active in the courts of the PCA.  That definitely includes going to General Assembly and voting. So we tweet about issues that might come up at General Assembly.  We do that so REs will know what kind of issues are...

MORE in the PCA endorses Overture #4

The 2017 General Assembly received a report from the Ad Interim Committee on Women Serving in the Ministry of the Church.  After modifying some of the recommendations, each of them was adopted by the General Assembly as a whole. In early 2017, there was a lot of...

Pros/Cons for an RE going to General Assembly

REs are different from TEs.  Of course, the BCO provides that “Elders being of one class of office, ruling elders possess the same authority and eligibility to office in the courts of the Church as teaching elders.”  (BCO § 8-9)  But we also...