There have been recent changes in the national Presbyterian Church (USA) which have some impact at KFPC. Most notable is the change in ordination standards to remove the requirement for church leaders to "...live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness." New ordination standards allow each ordaining body (church congregation) to establish its own standards for ordination based on its own interpretation of the Scriptures and the Confessions and thereby permits persons engaged in same-sex relationships or sexual activity outside or marriage to be ordained as pastors and church leaders.
In addition, the PC(USA)'s constitution has been replaced by a New Form of Government, or NFoG. Changes to the constitution are significant and are still being evaluated as to their direct and indirect impact on individual churches.
In an effort to keep KFPC friends and family informed, this page provides a statement of position from the KFPC Session, as well as useful links and documents regarding these national church issues. If you have questions or concerns please contact one of the pastors or a Session member.
- The KFPC Session Statement on the impacts of the ordination standard explains where we stand right now.
- The Fellowship of Presbyterians is a group we are participating in that is seeking a new way of "being the church" and moving forward in changing times.
- Pastors Rob and Kriss attended the first Fellowship of Presbyterians gathering in Minneapolis, MN in August, 2011, and their "Minneapolis Report" from that conference can be found here.