This assembly's theme, "walking, running, soaring into hope" (Isa. 40:31), was a fitting description of the assembly in many ways. At one level, the commissioners worked tirelessly--meeting well into the early morning hours to complete their work--and doing so with much energy and passion. At a deeper level, the deliberations and discernment of this assembly reflect a church that is endeavoring to know how to demonstrate faithfully and effectively the gospel of Jesus Christ in the twenty-first century.
This Leader Reader by Sharon Youngs is adapted from a churchwide letter sent on the same day that the 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) adjourned--July 7, 2012.