PRAYER. GROUND RULES FOR THE PROCESS. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ Exhibit courtesy to all Listen to one another Strive for unity and understanding. THE DANA ALLIN FAMILY. Rev. Dr. Dana S. Allin, Synod Executive Highland Park Presbyterian Church October 2, 2013.
Highland Park Presbyterian Church
October 2, 2013
White Paper February 2011
Jim Singleton – FPC Colorado Springs
John Crosby – Christ, Edina, MN
Vic Pentz – Peachtree, Atlanta
Rich Kannwisher – St. Andrews Newport Beach
David Peterson, Memorial Drive, Houston
David Swanson – FPC Orlando
Mark Toone – Chapel Hill, Gig Harbor, WA
“It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, sothat we may present everyone mature in Christ.
For this I toil and struggle with all the energythathe powerfully inspires within me.”
Currently: 75 Churches
In order to have high trust and low control there must be:
We often only validate corporate worship as “church”.
2.0502 “The Church exists wherever two or more are gathered in the name of Jesus. Therefore, it is appropriate to celebrate sacraments in these smaller units.”
In ECO elders and deacons, when properly trained can be authorized to do the following: (2.0502-0503)
Pastors and congregations need deeper relationships that can foster support and accountability.
Holding property in trust burdens the congregation and the presbytery.
#1 Church Planting
In order to facilitate a church planting movement we are creating:
Current Focusin ECO Development
#3 Living into the Covenant Order
Helping pastors and churches live into covenant groups and Mission Affinity Work.
#4 Working on the Theology Project
Greater work needs to be done in areas of theology.
#5 Developing Support Structure