These five questions were developed by the members of the General Assembly Special Committee on the Nature of the Church in the 21st Century. We are looking for the ideas of Presbyterians relating to these questions, to assist us in developing resources that will help the Presbyterian Church (USA) move faithfully into the future. If you are a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and are interested in answering one or more of the questions in 300-500 words and having it published on ecclesio.com, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL to firstname.lastname@example.org. Indicate the question or questions you want to answer and something about yourself — Presbytery, demographic info, church service, etc.
Whether or not you want to write your answer, please do two things:
a) Think about these questions, and
b) Pray for the Special Committee as they endeavor to serve the call the church has put on them.
Cynthia Holder Rich, Member, Special Committee on the Nature of the Church in the 21st Century
- What is your vision for the church in the 21st century?
- What characteristics will draw the great diversity (racial ethnic, age, gender, etc.) of our country into our community of faith in the 21st century?
- What do you think are the highest priorities and challenges for the church in the 21st century?
- What unique voice do we, as Presbyterians in the Reformed tradition, bring regarding vital ministry in churches and in society?
- How do we move the church past division in theology, evangelism and mission to work toward unity in Christ?