The Vision 2020 Team is tasked with exploring different scenarios for the future of the RCA in light of significant division in the denomination.
Among other possibilities, the team considered staying together, significant reorganization, and grace-filled separation. Over two years of careful consideration and discernment, the Vision 2020 Team came to consensus and has been working toward a proposal about being defined and connected. Being defined—holding firmly to beliefs and convictions with one hand—still leaves one hand available to reach out and connect with others.
For people who are defined and choose to stay connected within the RCA, the Vision 2020 Team is discussing options for how best to structure the RCA moving forward. For people who choose to be defined and not stay connected within the RCA, the team is preparing recommendations that will provide for a mutually generous exit.
In June, the Vision 2020 Team will release its final report with recommendations for how the RCA might move forward. When General Synod was postponed due to COVID-19, a special session was called for fall 2020 to consider the report of the Vision 2020 Team. If it is not safe to meet in the fall, the report will be considered at General Synod in June 2021.