Amendment B (passed by the 208th GA in 1996, and approved by the presbyteries)
Amendment A (passed by the 209th GA in 1997, and proposed to the presbyteries)
Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture and in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church.
Those who are called to office in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Jesus Christ, under the authority of Scripture and instructed by the historic confessional standards of the church.
Among these standards is the requirement to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage of a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.
Among these standards is the requirement to demonstrate fidelity and integrity in marriage or singleness, and in all relationships of life
Persons refusing to repent of any self-acknowledged practice which the confessions call sin shall not be ordained and/or installed as deacons, elders, or ministers of Word and Sacrament.
Candidates for ordained office shall acknowledge their own sinfulness, their need for repentance, and their reliance on the grace and mercy of God to fulfill the duties of their office.