January 22, 2017

Council of District Executives meeting in Florida

Torin Eikler writes from Melbourne Beach, Florida:

Sisters and Brothers,
The Council of District Executives began our meetings with worship this morning. The message was based out of Hebrews - Hold fast to your faith and encourage one another in love and faithful action.
Among other things, our work here this week involves review and conversation about a response to the query from West Marva District that seeks guidance about responding to ministers and congregations in the light of same-sex marriages. Please hold us in your prayers that we might find wisdom and clarity as we seek to understand the Mind of Christ together, unity in our convictions about how to move forward, and graceful humility in the face of our imperfect vision of God's dreams for us.