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Commissioned Church Workers

There has been a lot of chatter about Recommendation 7 from the PCA women’s study committee.  Concerns arise from all sides about what it does or does not say about Church authority and whether the notion of a commissioned church worker constitutes the creation of a new church office.  In this article I attempt to make some observations about the nature of authority as well as the propriety of the light of nature in Church organization.  I’m neither advocating for nor against a change to the PCA’s Book of Church Order (BCO) but I do want to correct some poor argumentation in the hopes of focusing the discussion.

First, I want to make some observations about leadership and authority.  Much has been said and written about leadership from both sides. …

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