A historical warning for conservatives: If you keep making study groups, you’ll surrender eventually.
I think this is because the very creation of a study group suggests that God has not spoken clearly on the issue in question. I’ve not yet heard of a denomination forming a study group to examine and report on whether murder is compatible with Christian discipleship. But if you have an issue on which there is a more conservative and a more liberal view, authorizing a study group implies from the start that there are (at least) two faithful and legitimate positions on the matter. And if both positions are legitimate options, what grounds do you have for restricting it to the more conservative position?
From the Jacula Prudentum of George Herbert: “Valour that parleys, is near yielding.”