1. As Mennonite Church Canada ponders the future, it recognizes that the church is changing. What changes have been happening in your congregation? What fears do you have about the future of your congregation and the denomination? Is maintaining the status quo an option?
2. David Driedger says that claiming to have the final revelation of God’s truth is something “like idolatry.” Do you agree? Does showing respect for an opposing point of view diminish our integrity? Is unity in Christ possible if we disagree on some very deeply held convictions?
3. The report from the Being a Faithful Church Task Force says that most congregations want to be “more compassionate and welcoming of those individuals who are same-sex attracted.” Is this the attitude of your congregation? What does it mean to be more compassionate and welcoming? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having each congregation decide individually how welcoming to be?
4. Brian Quan suggests that when God reveals what the church should do, we will find ourselves between fear and awe, just as Peter did when he stepped out of the boat. Do you find this idea comforting or distressing? What next step is God suggesting for your church?
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