This past week was the annual General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), at which I had the privilege of serving on the Committee of Commissioners for Reformed University Fellowship.*
While the details might bore many of you, there are highlights well worth noting.
We are firmly convinced that the Bible is God's Word. It doesn't merely containGod's Word. It doesn't become God's Word. It IS His Word. The whole Bible is inspired by God, through human agents, "to reveal himself and declare His will unto His church" (Westminster Confession of Faith 1.1).
If you are like us, you can become a little overwhelmed when you look at your calendars and to-do lists. Days covered up with work, sporting events, community functions, family obligations, and a whole host of other demands leaves little room for moments of fellowship with your GCC family. As often happens, the idea of adding another event, even a wonderful fellowship opportunity, can lead to frustration rather than refreshment. We all know that time together is vital to the health of our church body, but we also know that many of us struggle with consistently carving out the time needed to develop relationships with the entire GCC family.
What if I told you that you have an opportunity to fellowship with your GCC family weekly with very little change to your already established routine? All it takes is arriving at the library at 10:00 rather than 10:30 for corporate worship. This small adjustment to your weekly schedule can reap big benefits. Our family has grown to love arriving for worship on Sunday mornings at 10:00 rather than 10:30. Yes, it is can be difficult to arrive early, and no, we certainly aren’t there at 10:00 each week. However, we have made it our aim as a family to arrive early to spend time in fellowship with those who are there and to prepare our hearts for corporate worship.