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PROACTIVE PROPHYLACTIC FOR PRESBYTERIES AGAINST DIVISIONS (5)

NAMING THE TENSIONS Since we cannot exist without leaving an impression on the community around us, we need to be intentional about about the impressions we seek to leave. Begin by creating a list of five to ten reason why some churches may feel that they are in tension with the denomination of which they are a part. You may not agree with some of their conclusions, but you recognize that they feel these tensions. Now, looking at the list, describe what are some of the worst consequences for a church if they stayed a part of the denomination and continued to feel these differences. Then explore what might be some of the positive impressions created for society if they … Continue reading