In this new book William E. Chapman explores the theological framework of the Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Chapman, author of History and Theology in the Book of Order: Blood on Every Page, illustrates how theological implications can be overlooked when the Book of Order is viewed solely as a kind of operations manual. Well suited for […]
The Book of Order of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a dynamic document that reflects the historic and ongoing struggles of a people trying to faithfully live out the gospel message. In this book, William Chapman takes a fresh look at the history and theology that under-gird the Book of Order, using the “Historic Principles of Church Order” as the […]
Pastors, church leaders, and students of Presbyterian polity will find this a useful guide to Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) governance based on foundational principles. Recent changes in the PC(USA) Constitution have meant fewer rules and more flexibility in governance, making it imperative that leaders understand the historical principles that guide the church. Wilton explains the Book […]
Fourth of a five part series, this video is about how Presbyterians order the life of their church through scenes from session, presbytery, and General Assembly meetings, and the Book of order.
Explains the 3 books that are foundational to the denomination, 7 principles adopted by the church for interpreting the Bible, 10 doctrines characteristic of the Book of Confessions, and principles of representative government in the Book of Order