Presbymergent’s Momentum Slows
And then…well, I can’t really say. Ryan Kemp-Pappan walked away and went to the Disciples of Christ. Karen Sloan became Prior at Formation House. And me…? Well, I was having some ordination issues and wondered about my future with the PC(USA). People started to wonder what Presbymergent was up to. The blog got quiet. Like, really quiet. Like, dead. There was some conversation happening on our Facebook page, but while we had a fair amount of followers on Twitter, I wasn’t posting much. So what was going on…? What was happening?
I’m guessing we were facing what many who try to get communities/organizations/movements started have to deal with. We really didn’t have a strong organizational structure in place, and while we all would like to be organic and non-hierarchical, it’s clear there is a reason these structures are in place – it helps people get things done. Now we did have a few conference calls – but generally I’d hang up wondering, “What did we just accomplish? What was I supposed to do?”
So people have wondered what’s going on with us. And I think that’s a fair question. I think lots of really great people with creative vision for the church got busy – life happened. And we’ll all admit that we dropped the ball on some pretty cool things and pretty significant things (actually getting ourselves to be a real 501c3 non-profit so we could, you know, actually accept donations and have some money for events, etc.). We have some really great folks who are committed to the vision of Presbymergent: artistic folks, authors, musicians, poets, church planters, “traditional” pastors, etc. And they’re all doing really great and exciting stuff – but it just got a little side-tracked from “specifically” Presbymergent stuff this past year…
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