Although the group comprised mainly of ministry agency directors and other senior executives of the Christian Reformed Church has a new name, it looks more like a former version of itself.
Now called the Ministries Leadership Council, the group balances the authority vested in the office of the executive director.
In 2008, the former executive director, with approval from the Board of Trustees, made the group smaller. It was no longer convened by the executive director but rather by the director of denominational ministries.
Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees undid that 2008 decision, restoring much of what was in place before. The executive director once again convenes the council, providing a direct link between that group and the Board of Trustees.
Synod 2012 will be informed of this move.