Video (above) of Labberton, Mark. Discerning vs. Voting. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zrl0myqoBlM
Christiansen, Eric. (2014). Trinity StayPC(USA). A Voice for Staying the PC(USA). Eric was ordained a PC(USA) pastor. Browse his blog but also read his post of February 2014: Voices Staying PC (USA) and Jim Currie's (Pasadena First Pres. pastor), Some Theological Thoughts on Why Stay PC (USA). URL: http://trinitystaypcusa.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/some-theological-thoughts-on-why-stay-in-the-pcusa.pdf
StayPC(USA). 2014. http://staypcusa.com/
First Church in Houston is staying in PC(USA). 24 February 2014. URL: http://www.pcusa.org/news/2014/2/24/first-church-houston-staying-pcusa/
Tankersley, Jerry. 2103. Why Stay in the PC(USA). Jerry is the pastor at Laguna Pres. Church. URL: http://www.lagunapreschurch.org/2013/uncategorized/why-stay-in-the-pcusa/
Roberts, Mark. 2008. Why Not Just Leave the PC(USA)? Mark is the former pastor at IPC and he wrote a lot on this issue. He did not feel called to leave the denomination. URL: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markdroberts/series/why-not-just-leave-the-pcusa/
Roberts, Mark 2008. The PC(USA) and Church Property. http://www.markdroberts.com/htmfiles/resources/pcusaproperty.htm In this article, Mark provides fantastic advice for a church about discernment - an open process that allows the congregation three to nine months to pray and study. Here's the relevant excerpt from his blog: Finally, the process should be timely. It should be neither too long nor too short. I’m not able to put a specific number of months on the ideal range, though I can imagine something like three to nine months. If a process is rushed, then people will not have the chance to pray adequate, think carefully, speak openly, and listen attentively. If a process is dragged out, the church will be hurt by the delay. Let’s face it. If a congregation is considering leaving the denomination, this will take a great deal of that congregation’s time and energy. It will, for a season, distract a church from its mission. I can envision church leaders wanting to accelerate the process to a sprint and presbytery leaders wanting to slow it down to a crawl. Neither pace will be edifying to the congregation, or even to the presbytery. Church leaders, both in the congregation and in the presbytery, should be sure that the timetable for the process is neither too short nor too long.