By Michael Gryboski, Christian Post
A congregation in Kansas that recently voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) for a more theologically conservative group is in a legal battle over its church property.
Presbyterian Church of Stanley, a congregation of about 1,000 members located in Overland Park, will have to go to court with its former PCUSA regional body, the Heartland Presbytery.
A spokesman for the Church of Stanley, who requested to remain anonymous, told The Christian Post that the central issue of the legal dispute was ownership of the church’s property and assets.
“The legal dispute is about … the property,” said the spokesman to CP on Tuesday, noting that “the presbytery claims they own” it.
The spokesman could not provide ample details about the matter, but did comment to CP that arguments will likely be heard in district court sometime next June.