Over at Dennis McFadden's blog, my friend is fretting about the health and vitality of the reborn ABC of the Pacific Southwest, Transformation Ministries. With all due consideration to Dennis, I thought it would be good to say a few words about why I don't fret.
1. Dale Salico is a more than competent leader and administrator. Give him time to get the word out to churches. The fact that over 80% of delegates votes aye on April 29 is a testimony to his effectiveness and the support he has among the pastors of the region. The fall conference in Alhambra (Dennis' home church) will be a great time of affirmation, unity and renewed purpose.
2. Transmin's Board will be just as representative as under the PSW moniker, and more missionally focused than ever.
3. Yes, we are indeed entering a post-denominational era. This won't be easy, but I am convincved we have sufficient cohesion to hold together.
4. But the most compelling reason is that we have not yet reached a place of stasis. Other regions of the ABC, I am convinced, will separtate from the national body. When that happens, and it will, a new national fellowship of somekind will surely develop. We are still in the transitional era, and what will be is not yet clear.