Keeping Calm in the Already-and-Not Yet:
Doing Ministry While Waiting for the 2020 Vision
These discussions are open to EVERYONE—ministers, deacons, elders, non-ordained members—in EVERY kind of RCA ministry—progressive, conservative, and everywhere in-between. They are meant to help us all keep anxieties low and creativity and receptivity to the Holy Spirit—who just maybe isn’t yet done speaking—high.
The evening will include simple supper, a discussion (presented as dispassionately as possible) of what happened at Synod, a discussion of the polity implications, and a discussion of how we can reduce anxiety and reactivity in our congregational and classical systems. There will NOT be talk of strategizing about how to help progressives “win” or how to help
conservatives “win”. These evenings are all about how we listen for the Spirit so that God’s Church wins.