As our denominational structures in the RCA face conflict, stress, and uncertainty, local congregations still have the challenge of being Reformed and bringing a witness to their communities. How can congregations and classes and regional synods honorably “be church” — not just locally, but the church catholic and apostolic — in a situation where denominational structures seem incapable of supporting us? How do we honor the diverse needs of our members and the calling of God without taking sides?
On June 21 from 10:00 to 2:00, the Reformed Church Center will host “Being a Reformed Church When the Church Is Under Stress: a Conversation.” All ministers, elders, deacons, and others are welcome. This will not be a time to autopsy a dying church, but to seek to continue being a living church. This will not be about sex, though the justice issues around human sexuality may come up. This is not a gathering of progressives, nor of conservatives, but of all whom the Lord our God calls. More details coming soon.