A pastoral letter is intended to shine the light of God's word broadly on a general area of concern to the Church. Requiring the approval of only one General Assembly, it is not as definitive as a Position Paper, which requires the approval of two General Assemblies (including a minimum of one year circulation among the presbyteries). The primary purpose of a pastoral letter is to guide churches within the EPC rather than to identify our positions to the world. (Act of Assembly 97-13).
|Use of the Catechisms|
|Children and the Lord's Supper|
|Organ Donation and Transplantation|
|Receiving and Adopting the Westminster Standards|
|Evaluating Membership in Secret Fraternal Organizations|