I believe there is significance to footwashing that goes way beyond any ceremonial purpose. Jesus taught us what that significance is in the great passage found in John 13:1-20.
For me personally, the truth of this passage has been vital. And I think it’s vital for the church and her leadership to grasp it as well.
Here’s a short version of this study, which I did a few Sundays ago as the final session of a men’s retreat near Santa Cruz.
God bless you!