You will read this article after the conclusion of the Called Session of General Conference in St. Louis. Various groups will be offering their version of what took place or did not take place. The full impact of the decisions made or not made will take time to filter through the systems of the church. So, how do we respond?
The ministry of the local church continues regardless of any decision that has been made. People will still need to grow in discipleship. Funerals and weddings will be done, and pastoral care will be offered. General Conference 2019 cannot be ignored, but we need not allow it to side-track the continuing mission of the local congregation. The work of the Kingdom of God is still our primary why.