Synod PJC upholds San Francisco Presbytery’s decision – again

The Covenant Network of Presbyterians rejoices in the decision of the Synod of the Pacific Permanent Judicial Commission (SPJC) moving Candidate Lisa Larges one step closer to ordination as a teaching elder. The SPJC ruled this week that the Presbytery of San Francisco’s approval of Ms. Larges for ordination “is constitutionally valid.” Ms. Larges’ first trip […]

Rejoicing with Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson’s Service of Ordination will take place on October 8th, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Madison, WI. Scott’s ordination as a teaching elder offers a sign of hope for the many people who have long worked for a more inclusive church policy toward the ordination of our gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered brothers and sisters.

‘Fellowship’ Within the Body of Christ

* A Word from our Co-Moderators *
Several members of the Covenant Network Board and staff participated in the gathering in Minneapolis, August 25-26, of the Fellowship of Presbyterians.

The tone established at the outset was one of warmth, kindness, and respect, and the articulated values included an appreciation for PC(USA) denominational staff, avoidance of stone-throwing, and a commitment not to speak or act out of anger.

GAPJC Ordination Rulings

STATEMENT FROM THE CO-MODERATORS of the COVENANT NETWORK OF PRESBYTERIANS We would like to express gratitude for the hopeful step forward taken in two recent rulings from the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission, following hearings on July 29 in Louisville. As a result of these rulings (details of which may be found at on the […]

PCUSA Leaders Address the Church on the Approval of Amendment 10-A

“It is Jesus Christ who calls individuals to ordained ministries, and all those who are called to ordained office continue to acknowledge Jesus as Lord of all and Head of the church. It is this same Jesus Christ who is the foundation of our faith and to whom we cling.”

Gratitude for the Passage of Amendment 10-A

As of May 10, 2011, the amendment to G-6.0106b proposed by the 219th General Assembly (2010) has received the affirmative votes of a majority of the presbyteries. The Covenant Network Board of Directors has issued a statement.