DENOMINATIONAL OFFICES

Moving To Missouri

Two major denominations are considering recommendations that they move their national offices to Missouri.

A site selection committee for the 3.4 million-member Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (PCUSA) has recommended that the denomination move its headquarters to Kansas City. Meanwhile, a committee researching sites for the 1.7 million-member United Church of Christ (UCC) recommended moving the church’s national office to St. Louis.

The PCUSA recommendation is subject to the approval of the denomination’s general assembly, which will meet in June. The UCC recommendation will be considered next month by the denomination’s executive council. If approved, the church’s general synod will act on the recommendation in June.

The UCC is currently headquartered in New York City, while the PCUSA maintains national offices in New York and Atlanta. Committees for both denominations cited centralized location and a lower cost of living, among other factors, as reasons to move their headquarters to Missouri.

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP

Passing The Torch

Calling for new and innovative models of ministry and a commitment to the “inner life,” more than 50 Christian leaders met to discuss their legacy and offer advice to the next generation of leaders.

The large number of people who participated “shows there is a nerve being touched here,” said Leighton Ford, chairman of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization (LCWE). “A new generation of leaders is rising.”

LCWE is gearing up for a conference called Leadership ‘88, a meeting in Washington, D.C., for 2,200 young American leaders. Christian leaders at the recent meeting were asked to provide input ...

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