A Position Paper identifies the positions of the EPC to the world. Each is intended to set forth the "mind" of the General Assembly on some particular issue or subject. It is not intended to be a thorough theological statement, nor a complete exegetical biblical study. The purpose of such a Position Paper is to enable the EPC to make a statement to itself, the Christian community, and the world in general on a subject of recurring interest, or one on which there is current compelling interest. Position Papers are neither part of the EPC Constitution nor represent in-and-of-themselves "essentials" of the church.
A Position Paper is first introduced in a preliminary form and approved by the General Assembly as a "Preliminary Position Paper." It continues to be subject to revision and discussion and must be adopted or withdrawn by the act of another Assembly.
The following Position Papers have been authorized by the EPC and are available in pdf format by clicking the title of each Position Paper below.