Participants to the 2025 General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) will be both well-prepared and energized to engage in the gathering under the theme, “Persevere in Your Witness.”
A recent meeting of fifteen theologians, advocates, and WCRC staff in Bangkok, Thailand, began the development of a series of resources that will ground the Council in both theological reflections and lived experiences of Communion members.
Bible studies and theological reflections will be complemented by a series of stories from Scripture, member denominations, and the Communion’s history. Contexts that will be explored include women, youth, Indigenous people, and people living with disabilities, while topics such as economic justice and racism will be included.
Stories will be sought from all parts of the Communion, with member denominations invited to share their experiences in how they have persevered in their witness.
“By sharing these stories, we hope that a sense of solidarity among the member churches of the WCRC can be created and that these member churches will be inspired,” said Dario Barolin, moderator of the General Council Planning Committee. “These narratives will emphasize the importance of perseverance and serve as a beacon of hope for individuals and communities striving to make a difference in their respective contexts.”
The stories, along with additional resources, are expected to be available by the end of this year.
The General Council will take place in October 2025 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.