DISCERNMENT INFORMATION


The Discernment Committee along with the Session wants each member as well as friends of the church to be well informed regarding the issues that have lead us to this difficult crossroad. On this page you will find helpful links to writings and videos that we hope will prepare you to better explain your own position as you make your dicisions of how we as a church should proceed. Please feel free to contact the Discernment Committee with any questions that come to mind. We want to help our church to fully understand this process. Questions can be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The following is Elder Matt Lih's power point presentation describing Sessions reasons for seeking discernment which was given to the congregation on September 24th, 2017.
 
Matt Lih's Power Point Video Presentation from 9/24/2017
 
 
 
The following two writings are on the issues of The Lordship of Jesus Christ and the Authority of the Bible. These two issues are the main reasons for Sessions concern with our current denomination. They were written by the late R.C. Sproul. His views reflect those of our Session and the Discernment Committee and we pray that these are your views as well.
 
 
The Ligonier Statement on Christology – R.C. Sproul
 
 
 
 
The Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy – R.C. Sproul
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another important topic that describes why we desire to remain “a Reformed Church” is outlined in this writing by R.C. Sproul
 
by R.C. Sproul
 

The following is a presentation given at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church of Houston Texas covering a comparison of ECO and PCUSA. This presentation was part of that churches discernment process and was presented by two representatives one from ECO and the other from PCUSA.
 
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church Video 4/30/2016
 

 
The Session after study, prayer and discussion have voted to place ECO as the denomination that we feel is best suited to our church if we are to be dismissed from PCUSA. The following is a link to the ECO website. Please check the site and become familiar with what could become our new denominational home.
 
 
Our church is in discussion with our Presbytery using the Presbyteries “Gracious Dismissal Policy” Below is a link to that policy for your information. Please read it and be informed.
 
San Gabriel Presbytery's Current Policy on churches seeking dismissal

The following is a description of what Presbyterians believe, written by Rev. G. Aiken Taylor, Ph.D. For The Presbyterian Journal, volume 18, number 39
(27 January 1960) pages 5 - 7.