Presbyterian leader Gradye Parsons takes the reader on a tour of the current Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). After reflecting on the importance of being nourished in a local congregation and being relevant witnesses in the community, he walks us through four churches, big and small, showing the types of ministry being done by Presbyterians today. Our Connectional Church explores the risks being taken by congregations and reflects on the future of the denomination.
"Parsons offers a snapshot of the church today and draws connections to what he calls a 'Presbyterian ethos,' which he analogizes to an 'aquifer,' and links that ethos to our Book of Order in a way that gives that traditional text new life and meaning for the 21st century." —Presbyterian Outlook