With much patience and prayer, we are in the process of discovering God’s call for our future as a congregation. We have been a member of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) since its beginning in 1983, but the PC(USA)’s recent emphasis on political activism and relegation of its historical theological confessions have led us to enter a period of discussion about our future with our regional governing body, the Presbytery of the Peaks. While we may join another Presbyterian denomination, we may also discover that God has a place for us in the future of the PC(USA).
More important, however, is our call as a congregation: “to know Christ and make him known” to our city of Danville, to our region of Southside Virginia, and to our world. Because the city of Danville itself is in a season of transition, we are called to celebrate the many wonderful things happening here. Regardless of our particular affiliation, we feel called to be a local church– to notice, proclaim, and participate in the work that God is doing around us.
Regardless of your positions on the issues of the day, we hope that you will join us in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the place and time he has given us. The Holy Spirit is on the move in Danville and in each of our lives, and that is indeed good news.
If you wish to learn more about different Presbyterian denominations, the office of Theology and Worship of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has produced the following spreadsheet comparing the PC(USA) to two other Presbyterian denominations: Comparison of Basic Beliefs and Viewpoints.