While doing research this week I came across this article from January, 2005. It is a speech given by Susan R. Garrett, a professor at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary. It is the perspective of what one liberal (her words, not mine) Presbyterian educator thinks needs to happen in the church. Here is a quote:
"Specifically, I am going to name three changes that I see as necessary for our churches to be revitalized and for us to gain a stronger voice in the public realm. First, we need to renew our commitment to teaching and fostering reflection on the Bible and on our doctrinal commitments, at all levels of congregational life. Second, we need to articulate those doctrinal commitments in a way that engages fundamentalist assaults on progressive or liberal Christianity. Third, we need to make sure that Jesus is living in our midst."
You can find the whole lecture at Bold and Biblical: A Vision for the Mainline.