As we prepared for this convocation, I was unsure where people would be concerning our denomination. Are we going to stay, fight, and hope to win? Will we all walk out en masse? The truth is in-between, as usual, but just barely.
Listening to people at the pre-convocation seminar on New Wineskins opened my eyes. We had been prepared to present what we are, and what we stand for, and then take questions. All that happened was that we answered questions. Without exception, people cried out for leadership that would find a way out of our denomination. Folks are dismayed, worn down, and desperate for new wine.
Delegates and observers in the Kirk sanctuary
How will this happen? Well, nothing official will come until we’re through with our delegates’ meeting on Friday. The sense is that we will thoroughly investigate how congregations together can seek dismissal from their presbyteries. Property questions are important, but they’re not primary. Moving on in faithful, evangelical, orthodox ministry and fellowship is key.
We’ll keep praying and singing and talking. The Lord is beginning to speak in clearer tones. We’re listening…