Reclaiming Jesus

At its meeting on Monday, July 16, 2018, the Session adopted the six foundational tenets of the Reclaiming Jesus Confession.  This statement was developed by a multiracial group of church leaders with representation from evangelical, mainline Protestant, African-American, and Catholic churches, and was released to remind Christians—including the ninety-one percent of members of Congress who self-identify as Christian—that when politics undermines theology, we must examine that politics. The declaration is the first time since the 2016 election that a broad and diverse group of church elders have come together to speak in a unified voice to the current moral and political crisis. These elders are breaking the silence from within the evangelical community and the rest of the Church in rejecting the Christian faith being co-opted by partisan politics.

Chapel in the Pines will undertake a study and discussion of this statement through the coming months.

Read the Confession and learn more at