PCC Covenant

PCC Covenant

PCC Covenant is a coalition of those in The Presbyterian Church in Canada who consider themselves evangelical, conservative, orthodox, or traditional. Our desire is to “worship, work, witness, and walk together.” We believe that there is strength in unity among those of similar heart and mind.

Renewal Fellowship is partner in this, along with our friends at Presbyterians Standing for Apostolic Love and Truth (PSALT) and others not formally aligned with the two groups. We are strengthened with support from across our rich cultural diversity within the PCC.

As those in orthodoxy react to the proposals to redefine marriage and ordain those in same-sex unions, four paths have emerged:

  • stay and pray within the denomination;
  • seek theological separation within the PCC;
  • leave the PCC; or
  • wait and see.

We are being called to unite in a covenant of mutual support and understanding as we continue our journeys.

This agreement invites us to – among other things – “live according to the Holy Scriptures in every aspect of life and faith, and conduct ourselves, publicly and privately, in a manner that honours Christ Jesus and follows His way … to walk whatever path the Lord leads us on, with integrity, humility, trust, grace and hope.”

Our guiding texts are Matthew 5:38-48, 1 Peter 2, and Galatians 5:22-26.

The covenant will be presented and discussed at Zoom town hall-style gatherings on Saturday, November 14, at noon EST and Monday, November 16, at 7 p.m. EST. (Same content, different dates – participants are asked to choose one.) The 90-minute gatherings will open and close with worship and include a presentation of the covenant and small-group discussion.

Those who agree to the covenant will be asked to sign it online.

The full invitation to the town hall gatherings can be found at pcc-covenant.ca. Register via rsvp@pcc-covenant.ca. Zoom links will be sent after registration.

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