Faith Formation Committee Makes Draft Document Available

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The CRC’s Faith Formation Committee gave synod delegates a copy of its first draft document, titled “Affirming Baptism and Forming Faith.” The committee is encouraging churches to read it and respond.  

The document “articulates an overarching vision of baptism, profession of faith, and the Lord’s Supper,” committee chair Rev. John Witvliet told The Banner. “It is based on the input of a lot of people.”

Witvliet also reported on his committee’s survey of churches, which he said gave “strong messages to work patiently with great caution—and to move as quickly as possible. We’re struggling with the best way to listen to both of those voices,” he said.  

“This denomination is much broader and more diverse than I realized it was,” said Rev. Martin Dam, Classis Hamilton. “My hope is that your group can show us at what point do we move into practices that are consistent with what it means to be Reformed.”

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Roxanne Van Farowe is a freelance writer living in North Carolina. She has reported on synod, the annual decision-making gathering of the CRC, for many years.