Presbyterian News Service: What’s next?
350 turn out in Indianapolis to talk about PC(USA)’s future
With the world and the church changing too rapidly for most Presbyterians to keep up, more than 350 gathered at Second Presbyterian Church here for two days this week for conversations about “the next Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).”
The NEXT gathering included more than 70 seminarians, making it demographically the youngest gathering of Presbyterians since the Presbyterian Youth Triennium.
The 30-hour event Feb. 28-March 1 was loosely structured around three broad topics ― mission, vocation and connection ― and was heavy on worship. “Whatever the next church is going to be, it’s going to be a worshiping church,” said the Rev. John Wilkinson of Rochester, N.Y., and a member of the conference planning team. ...
I was at this event. Pretty good report by PNS. I worked on a post about my experience but I decided not to publish. I want to let things simmer awhile.
I can say that the folks at Second Pres in Indy are absolutely exceptional at providing hospitality. This was an exceptionally well run event.