For the second year in a row the ongoing difficulties and circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic have caused the Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates to cancel the denomination’s annual synod.
Synod is the annual leadership meeting of the Christian Reformed Church. The CRC's Council of Delegates, which acts on behalf of synod in between annual meetings, has canceled Synod 2021.
Three study reports destined for that synod were released Nov. 1, 2020. The CRC's Pastor Church Resources ministry has produced a tool kit for churches engaging with the report on human sexuality. Calvin University's Hekman Library has collected resources related to that report in an online resource guide.
The report of the Christian Reformed Church's Committee to Articulate a Foundation-Laying Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality affirms the denomination’s historical position on homosexuality and offers scriptural and pastoral guidance on a range of sexual matters.
A task force studying bivocationality—pastors holding two jobs—within the Christian Reformed Church has released its report. It recommends changes to Church Order and greater support for this growing sector of pastors.
A denominational task force appointed by Synod 2019 to consider whether Christians may marry “in the eyes of the church but not in the eyes of the state” recommends against it.