Please be in prayer for the PC(USA) (one of our two denominations) as it holds its 220th General Assembly in Pittsburgh at the end of the week. The issues being considered include “small” matters like modifications to our Book of Confessions and the ordination examination process. There are also “big” matters at stake, including “realignment” (of the structure of the denomination beyond the local congregation) and the definition of marriage. A good high-level summary is here:
“It would not surprise me at all if some congregations would see [approval of same-sex relationships] as the straw that broke the camel’s back, for them to leave the denomination,” he added.
Already, dozens of congregations have left the PC(USA) after it approved gay ordination last year.