Citing concerns following recent Presbyterian Church (USA) votes, an evangelical Presbyterian denomination has voted to leave a military chaplaincy umbrella group.
The Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP), a conservative denomination consisting of 290 congregations across the Southeast, voted to leave the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel (PCCMP) at its General Synod meeting in June. The withdrawal will go into effect Oct. 1.
Created in 1973, the PCCMP endorses, procures, and supervises approximately 125 full-time military chaplains – 13 of which are ARP. According to its website the ministry also “offers assistance and support to chaplains and their families and renders an effective ministry to service personnel.” (To continue reading, please click here.)