What you see is what you see...
Said in another way, what we focus on is what we see.
The PC(USA) is in a heap of mess.
That doesn't mean God is done with the PC(USA). It doesn't mean God's left the PC(USA). It doesn't mean that the PC(USA) is dead.
It just means that we're in a heap of mess.
We haven't had a single year of growth since the early 1960's. We have more funerals than we do baptisms...that's a bad sign.
When denominations and churches focus on it's own institutional survival, or how it can slow its decline, or the heap of mess it's in, rather than focusing on it's mission, on why the church or the denomination exists to begin with, we miss the point.
What you see is what you see.
What we focus on is what we truly see.
So what are you, your church, your denomination focused on?