The 45th General Assembly voted on three of the nine recommendations from the Ad Interim Study Committee on Women in Ministry.
The 45th General Assembly voted to answer Overture 3 from Westminster Presbytery, “Declare that the 44th General Assembly Erred in the Formation of an Ad Interim Committee on the Role of Women as not Being Properly before the Court, and Dismiss the Ad Interim Committee with Apology,” in the negative.
The 45th General Assembly voted to adopt the recommendation “That sessions, presbyteries, and the General Assembly recognize that, from the founding of the PCA, there has been a variety of views and practices regarding the ways in which women may serve the Lord and the church within scriptural and constitutional parameters, without ordination, and that such mutual respect for said views and practices continues.”
The 45th General Assembly also adopted the third recommendation “That sessions, presbyteries and the General Assembly strive to develop, recognize, and utilize the gifts, skills, knowledge, and wisdom of godly women in the local, regional, and national church, and particularly consider overtures that would allow qualified women to serve on appropriate committees and agencies within the church.”
The Assembly stands in recess until Thursday morning, at which time it will take up the rest of the recommendations from the study committee.