In light of the various narratives about why people are leaving or should leave the Presbyterian Church (USA), I recently posed the question, Why do you choose to stay in the Presbyterian Church (USA)? Here is one more person sharing why they are staying in the Presbyterian Church (USA) . . .
Pat Richardson, Ruling elder not currently on the session — My choice was made in 1976 when I joined the predecessor PCUS. I know of no reason to leave. No one is try to force me out. So, it’s not a matter of choosing to stay.
Kyle, Member — It is my grandmother’s church, my mother’s church, my church. It’s a place where, for that one hour (no longer, please), I am flooded with memories of Sunday School, youth group, Montreat, etc. It is where where I had opportunities to experience my “God moments.” It is more than just a building or a denomination, I choose to stay worshiping in the PCUSA because of camaraderie between members and congregations.
Jeff Presseau, Ruling Elder — God’s call to unity in diversity. God’s grace and providence in calling me to this community. I am excited about . . . 1001 NWC and movements like Next Church — May we be reformed and always reforming in accord with the Word of God in Jesus Christ, the head of the Church