“At its heart, we believe the deep change God is calling the church toward cannot simply be legislated. We
know that creating and sustaining vital congregations is a spiritually transformative process. No matter what
structural changes are enacted, we believe that clergy and laity must be equipped for leadership, congregations
must engage in spiritual formation, young people must be valued members of the church body, and the
church must extend the Gospel by starting new churches.”
I like this statement of the GBOD.