Is Revoice LGBT+ Thriving Through Cover Up In PCA / Missouri Presbytery?

The “Investigation” of Revoice in the PCA

In October of this year the session of Memorial Presbyterian Church “referenced” Missouri Presbytery (BCO 31.2 & 4.1-4), asking the presbytery to investigate and rule on allegations against them and their Pastor regarding their hosting of the Revoice Conference in July. In response to Memorial’s request, the Moderator established an investigative committee chaired by TE Ron Lutjens to review all these concerns and present their recommendations to the presbytery in 2019. In addition to this, after the October meeting, Missouri Presbytery received a “Letter of Concern” from Calvary Presbytery (PCA) regarding the Revoice conference. The committee has also been tasked to look into the issues raised by that letter as well.

 

It was obvious to most people in the PCA that Revoice Conference being hosted by/at Memorial Presbyterian (PCA) church in St Louis represented a major cause for concern within the conservative denomination. Also the fact that over half a dozen of the speakers at Revoice were from it’s flagship Covenant Seminary in St Louis MO proved concerns were well-warranted.

Thankfully faithful PCA ministers and elders from numerous regions began efforts to challenge the Revoice movement in their denomination through such actions as calls for discipline against the host church. This writer was privy to one effort in some detail.  Due to multiple complaints from across the PCA the Session of Elders at Memorial Presbyterian Church who hosted Revoice have asked the Missouri Presbytery to investigate and rule on the allegations against them.

Here Is The Recent Statement On That Investigation:

It reads:

Reference Concerning Memorial Presbyterian and Revoice

In October of this year the session of Memorial Presbyterian Church “referenced” Missouri Presbytery (BCO 31.2 & 4.1-4), asking the presbytery to investigate and rule on allegations against them and their Pastor regarding their hosting of the Revoice Conference in July. In response to Memorial’s request, the Moderator established an investigative committee chaired by TE Ron Lutjens to review all these concerns and present their recommendations to the presbytery in 2019. In addition to this, after the October meeting, Missouri Presbytery received a “Letter of Concern” from Calvary Presbytery (PCA) regarding the Revoice conference. The committee has also been tasked to look into the issues raised by that letter as well.

Contact Information

Rev. Timothy R. Butler, Stated Clerk
[email protected]

Who Is Investigating Revoice ?

The sad truth is that the time invested in the efforts to bring some accountability to those in the PCA who helped incubate, promote and host Revoice Conference 2018 will likely not go very far.

The moderator for the Investigative Committee has appointed T E Ron Lutjens  as chair of the investigative committee and to recommend their findings to the Presbytery .

Lutjens And Revoice Ties Through First Light Inc.

Lutjens is not likely to be able to bring objectivity to the “investigation ” in part due to his  own ties to Revoice which lie just one layer below the surface.  PCA brothers and sisters concerned about what is reflected by this event and the movement behind it in their denomination should call their faithful to weep and lament – not for the Sexual Minorities bemoaning themselves at Revoice – but for their once faithful denomination and its institutions.

TE Ron Lutjens Role In First Light Inc /Ministries

As documented in links below First Light Inc is a ministry to SSA people in the Church. Its offices are at Revoice Host Church Memorial PCA , the church under investigation . Two of First Lights employees were Revoice speakers including Revoice VP Stephen Moss. First Light’s Principle Officer listed with non-profit tracking organization Guidestar is Ron Lutjens

Memorial Church Houses First Light

http://www.memorialpca.org/churchprofile.html

“Because the building is expansive, we house office space for ministries such as First Light — a ministry for sexual brokenness; ISI – an international student ministry; the Chapel – a venue for concerts, art openings, and theatre productions; four on-site professional counselors; and a weekly home schooling group in addition to other various ministries.”

First Light Team

https://smf-stlouis.org/our-team/

“Stephen Moss

First Light – Sexual Minority Fellowship Coordinator

Since first sharing his story publicly in 2013, Stephen has spoken and written about his experience as a Christian who is gay and celibate. He’s a founding board member and VP of Operations for Revoice.”

Guidestar Documents Of First Light Inc.

https://www.guidestar.org/profile/03-0466709
First Light Inc.
Ruling Year
2003
Principal Officer
Ron Lutjens
Main Address
PO Box 430142
Saint Louis , MO 63143

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