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A task force formed to address the issue of preventing and responding to abuse of power in the church is sending recommendations to the Christian Reformed Church’s annual leadership gathering by way of its report.
The Council of Delegates met in Grimsby, Ont., on May 2-3, 2019. It acts on behalf of synod, the annual leadership meeting of the Christian Reformed Church, between the meetings of synod. It took action on several issues.
Synod 2019 (the annual leadership meeting of the Christian Reformed Church) convenes on June 14; more than 200 delegates and advisers will gather at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. Here’s what to expect.
The Christian Reformed Church has a process of last resort for sorting out appeals of decisions made by various levels of leadership. The group responsible is the Judicial Code Committee and its members want a review of their practices.
Seven classes (regional groups of churches) have registered their objection to three of the 32 recommendations coming from the Synod Review Task Force to Synod 2019, the annual leadership meeting of the Christian Reformed Church.
Fulfilling a task assigned by last year’s annual general gathering of the Christian Reformed Church, the denomination’s Council of Delegates has a plan to establish a Bible translation review committee.
Shorter speeches. More delegate and leadership training. More time for intentional dialogue. Those are some of the recommendations coming from the Synod Review Task Force appointed by Synod 2016.
Ministry shares are both the jewel of denominational fundraising and the wild card of denominational budgeting. The Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates are recommending some changes.