Synod 2016 on same sex marriage:

Synod 2016 on same sex marriage:

In a recent Banner interview, Rev. Peter Hoytema, reporter for the advisory committee on the issue, noted that “Synod received both the majority and minority reports from the study committee. It’s the phrase ‘recommend to the churches the pastoral guidance of the minority report’ that has led some to wonder whether synod adopted official policy that churches must follow, or if it simply recommended guidance that is pastoral and non-regulatory in nature.”