This Guidance is aimed at kirk sessions and those who provide pastoral care within PCI congregations. It is not meant to be exhaustive but to offer some practical help in a sensitive area. Updated from the 2007 Guidelines they are also part of the outworking of Resolution 22 of the General Council Report 2018 which stated, “That appropriate training be offered to Kirk Sessions on the theology and practice of the Church’s understanding of ‘a credible profession of faith’ and the pastoral guidelines on homosexuality.”
The stories included in the document are simply for illustrative purposes and should be read as such. They are not meant to be detailed case studies and do not answer every question that may be asked of them.