Wow. I've been mulling over President Carol Bechtel's Report over lunch, and no I feel it's time for me to put down my thoughts.
Introduction: My name is drew yamamoto, and I am part of the General Synod Seminarian Seminar (GS3) and this is my second time at GS. I love GS, and I'm mourning the fact that it may not happen next year. I am from San Francisco, CA, and I am a senior in the Western Theological Seminary Distance Learning M.Div. program, and a member of City Church of San Francisco.
Once again: Wow. Go Carol go! On my way back from lunch, a friend and I were discussing her report. What I took away from it: How do we stay faithfully Missional and Reformed? How do we remember our Reformed heritage without idolizing it, yet at the same time, saying that it is something that makes us distinct? Carol seemed to be challenging us to live out our identity in being a Reformed Church in America.
Excellent report Mme. President. Thank you.