Resources for Discernment
Here you will find all of the resources that have been distributed to the congregation to date including some videos from our informational meetings.
Carmen Fowler's presentation at WPC, September 8th
On September 8, Carmen Fowler Laberge of the Presbyterian Lay Committee spoke at a gathering of south-plains presbyterians, presenting information on the current situation within the PC-USA denomination, highlights from PC-USA's General Assembly, and a discussion concerning the differences between the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) and ECO (Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians) denominations.
Carmen Fowler: Part 1 (AUDIO) (*In new window, click LISTEN next to "Carmen Fowler Presentation")
Carmen Fowler: Part 2 (AUDIO) (*In new window, click LISTEN next to "Carmen Fowler Presentation 2")
Jeff Jeremiah's presentation at WPC, August 18th
On August 18, Jeff Jeremiah (Stated Clerk of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church) visited WPC Lubbock to present information concerning the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) denomination. Click the link below to listen to the audio recording of this presentation. (In new window, click LISTEN next to "EPC Presentation")
Jeff Jeremiah Presentation (AUDIO)
Rev. Jim Singleton's presentation at WPC, July 13th and 14th
On July 13 and 14, Rev. Jim Singleton (former Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Colorado Springs) visited WPC Lubbock to present information concerning the ECO (Evangelical Covenant Order of Presbyterians) denomination. Click the links below to see recordings of this presentation.
Friday, July 13th - Part 1
Friday, July 13th - Part 2
Saturday, July 14th - Part 1
Saturday, July 14th - Part 2
The Latest Chimes Articles Addressing Current Events
April 28 Chimes
May 10 Chimes
July Chimes - FAQ Edition
The March 25th Informational Meeting Presentation
Informational Meeting Videos - Video 1 contains the opening remarks of the meeting plus a message by John Ortberg. Videos 2 and 3 cover the topics of: Why We Are Discussing the PC(USA) at this time, responses to the divide, considerations in addressing the divide, if it is go-what next, and how we move forward.
PowerPoint - this is the PowerPoint used to guide the informational meeting
John Ortberg Video - this video comes from the Fellowship/ECO gathering in Orlando this past January. In our meeting, we watched the first 23 minutes of this video because of the inspiring way John Ortberg paints a picture of the Church.
April 11th Congregational Discussion Meeting
Congregational Discussion Meeting Videos - Video 1 contains the opening remarks of the meeting plus speeches given by Richard Schempp (Exec. Presbyter-Palo Duro Presbytery) and SarahLee Morris. Video 2 contains responses from table leaders after discussions were held over a variety of topics.
PC(USA) Mission Website
http://gamc.pcusa.org - Since there are no known articles compiling a list of the PC(USA)'s better moments, this citation from the PC(USA) missions division is offered as a source of good news about what is currently happening.
Why Stay, How to Stay - several articles from the Presbyterian Outlook's special issue entitled "The Summer of Evangelicals' Discontent" This issue was devoted to advocating the pro-stay position.
Lay Committee articles:
Can Two Faiths Embrace One Future - This is a booklet outlining why the theological diversity within the PC(USA) makes remaining in the PC(USA) untenable for evangelicals.
How We Got Here - This article, organized on a timeline, contains a chronicle of PC(USA) departures from orthodox beliefs.
Five Solas - This article, organized according to the Five Solas, contains a chronicle of PC(USA) departures from orthodox beliefs.
New Resources Referenced in the May, 2012 Chimes:
PCUSA Panel Survey
Baron's address to May 5 Presbytery Meeting
WPC handout for May 5 Presbytery Meeting