SIERRA VISTA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ANNOUNCES ORDINATION STANDARDS
Recently the Presbyterian Church (USA), through a vote of its presbyteries (its local governing bodies), adopted a new ordination standard for elders, deacons and ministers. This new standard is less specific than the previous standard and allows the individual churches within the denomination to enact its own standards for ordination. At Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church, we have adopted the historical ordination standard that provides for ordained positions to be held by individuals that live either in fidelity in marriage (between a man and a woman) or chastity in singleness. Sierra Vista Presbyterian Church welcomes all people and practices hospitality toward all. We remain a diverse congregation that is committed to serving the mountain communities. All are welcome to come and attend one of our services or other events.