The Presbytery of East Tennessee

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221st General Assembly

of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Ephesians 1:15-16

Last week, the COBO Center in Detroit was packed with ruling and teaching elders of the PC(USA). Their responsibility as commissioners of the 221st General Assembly had a single focus to discern the will and way of God.

These elders were elected by their presbyteries to pray together, worship together, debate together and seek God's direction through the Presbyterian practice of committee and council discernment. The voting equipment did not work at first, but they stuck with it. The debates and discussions were vigorous and open, but they stuck with it. The decisions were popular to some and disappointing to others, but they stuck with it. Our Presbyterian Polity holds that God works through our councils. God's Holy Spirit touching the minds and hearts of the faithful elders who have gathered. We profess that God Almighty is Sovereign. This is truly one of the essentials of the Reformed/Presbyterian doctrine.

At the General Assembly in Detroit, several decisions were made that prompted very mixed reactions. Read more


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Highlights of the Presbytery meeting on May 6, 2014

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