Local Pastors Rally Round Church Exiting PC-USA

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  1. Jerome

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    http://www.dailycamera.com/news/ci_...churches-pitch-48k-toward-first-presbyterians
    First Presbyterian Church Boulder
     
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    The settlement fee is more than likely buying the property from the Presbytery. Our old church where my husband was an elder is also leaving the PCUSA and they will have to come up with a sum total to buy the building and property but they haven't heard how much yet. It's heartbreaking how far the PCUSA has gone but then again it's not a surprise since they were going in this direction 25 years ago when we were there. :(
     
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    Are you all reformed baptists now?
     
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    Not officially but pretty much. :)
     
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    Our son went Presby, but quite conservative and orthodox, accept for the dunking infants thing. Speechless Whistling
     
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    I would tell them to stick it and have services at a 7 Day church, high school or some other accomodation.
     
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    In our old church's case, the church was right in the middle of a very large village so the location was really visible and losing that building would be hard. They are in the midst of meeting with the Presbytery to figure out the finances to buy the building.
     
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    You gotta quit thinkin that way Ann, Christ had no place to lay his head....he preached in open fields and in boats. So let them have the building.......they are dead anyway. And God will provide.
     
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    And He seems to be providing a way for them to buy a building in a great location with a lot of ministry potential. Trust me - we've been struggling with less than ideal physical locations and it's TOUGH. Having a building like that - a church that has been there for almost 100 years on Main Street in the heart of the village - is golden.
     
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    I have a church I visit....they rent from 7 Dayers....and that in itself is a blessing. In a way, it is perfered:) God operates where he will....our worship is to His glory. What does it matter where the location is? I am reminded of George Whitefield who went out into the fields and church graveyards...and he was quite successful.
     
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    How many churches have you seen be successful in this area that meet in "unconventional" locations? Renting from another church is what we are doing for our campus and even then it's not easy but when we were in the hotel and warehouse? WAY tougher! I know my brother's church in Maryland meets in a school and they are doing really well (thousands on a Sunday morning) but it just doesn't seem to work here. Why give up a prime building and location - where you have been for almost 100 years just because you are leaving the main organization? There's no reason to give up the building if they don't have to.
     
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    Just so I understand, you are in NY right?
     
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    Lawn guyland
     
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    What a blessing that so many different churches in the community are willing to support FPC Boulder's move to be faithful to Scripture.


    Besides the financial assessment, the PC(USA) presbytery won't let the church leave unless it changes its name:

    http://fpcboulder.org/this-week-at-first-pres/first-pres-weekly-update-may-12-2016/

     

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