As evangelical, traditional, orthodox, or conservative individuals in the PCC react to the proposals to redefine marriage and ordain those in same-sex unions, four pathways have emerged:
- Détente – stay and pray within the denomination;
- Detach – seek theological separation within the PCC;
- Depart – leave the PCC; or
- Discern – wait and see.
As the upcoming General Assembly approaches, there are many questions about how this will happen online and what implications it will have for the significant issues facing the PCC. At the upcoming monthly virtual townhall meetings, we’ll be doing our best to answer questions and identify areas that need to be prayed about, followed by a time of teaching and an opportunity to pray for each other for the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. There will be updates on what the various pathway groups are doing leading up to the GA.
We hope that you are able to join us. There are two dates to choose from: Saturday, May 29 at noon Eastern time and Monday, May 31 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. Register at pcc-covenant.ca/register/. Zoom links will be sent after registration.
The Renewal Fellowship is partner in this, along with our friends at PSALT and others not formally aligned with the two groups. We are strengthened with support from across our rich cultural diversity within the PCC.
Those in orthodoxy are being called to unite in a covenant of mutual support and understanding as we continue our journeys. Among other things, this agreement invites us to “live according to the Holy Scriptures in every aspect of life and faith, and conduct ourselves, publicly and privately, in a manner that honours Christ Jesus and follows His way … to walk whatever path the Lord leads us on, with integrity, humility, trust, grace and hope.” Our guiding texts are Matthew 5:38-48, 1 Peter 2, and Galatians 5:22-26. Full details about the covenant can be found at pcc-covenant.ca/our-covenant/.