GA News: Committee approves new social creed

SAN JOSE — One hundred years after “A Social Creed of the Churches” [] joined Christians together to work to ease the human costs of industrialization, General Assembly’s Social Justice Issues Committee passed a new social creed Tuesday June 24) to “meet the challenges of sustainability and globalization.”

GA News: Committee rejects new definition of marriage

SAN JOSE — By a vote of 38-20 on Tuesday (June 24) the Assembly Committee on Church Polity rejected a proposal from Baltimore Presbytery that would have changed the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) constitutional definition of marriage from a man and a woman to “two people.”

GA News: Transformation is beyond quick fixes, pastor says

SAN JOSE — Being a minister of a growing church used to be about the “three Ps” said the Rev. Mark Lau Branson, speaking at the Congregational Transformation luncheon June 23, during the 218th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). “Preaching, pastoral care, and program would be the basic job description.