Report of the Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality
The Ad Interim Committee studied issues assigned by the 47th General Assembly in June 2019. The Report will not be officially presented to the 48th General Assembly until its next scheduled meeting anticipated in 2021. Nevertheless, the Committee is making the Report available to the church at this originally scheduled time because members were commissioned by the Assembly to engage in this study due to pressing needs in our church and society. Our prayer is that the Scriptural solidarity and relational unity we experienced as a Committee will be reflected in what we have written, and may also prove helpful for the unity, witness, and mission of our church and her people.
Members of the Committee were chosen to represent varying perspectives in our church, and the Committee has also sought outside counsel from leaders representative of a wide range of organizations, life experiences, and presbyteries. We have been blessed by thoughtful and candid conversations that have found resolution and unified conviction through examining Scripture for answers that address our cultural concerns with Confessional integrity and mutual respect.
Statement Drafted by Committee Chairman Bryan Chapell (Teaching Elder), as commissioned by the Ad Interim Committee.