Our congregation had been in much prayer and we truly sought the leading of the Lord. I personally prayed that He would confirm His leading in the official vote by greater than the surveyed 91%. When the official vote was actually taken on Aug 22, 2010 the vote was 97% in favor of leaving. I believe the exchange you will hear was one of the major factors leading to the resulting vote. This audio is of our very first Town Hall Meeting that took place at our Quivira campus on March 27, 2010. Invited were Colonial members and the Heartland Presbytery Administrative Review Committee. Four Presbyters were in attendance along with a full house of members.
What you will hear in the 12 minute 46 second audio clip is outlined as follows:
1. A questioner asks that we as a congregation be provided with a list of the issues that we have with the Heartland Presbytery and the PCUSA in general.
2. One of our Adult Sunday School teachers talks about how his son was treated by the Heartland Presbytery when applying for sponsorship to seminary, then about the Confessing Church Movement and ends with a pertinent question to the Presbyters that are in attendance.
3. A Presbyter responds to the question.
4. A Colonial Elder responds to the Presbyter.
The entire one hour 20 minute audio is available here: http://www.colonialkc.org/templates/System/details.asp?id=35021&PID=776293
(click on Town Hall Meetings March 27th audio)
Below is the 12+ minute clip:
(click on the play button)