Synod 2015 agreed that the perspective of young adults needs to be heard at the Board of Trustees’ meetings as well as at synod. Two young adult representatives will be appointed to the board for two-year terms.
“Young adults are the future leadership of the Christian Reformed Church,” stated the background information for the new policy. “Their voices are important for the decisions regarding strategic priorities for the denomination.” The young adults will work on the faith formation and strategic planning subcommittees. Appointees will have previously been to synod as a representative.
The idea to include young adults on the board was prompted by the recognition that “many in the younger generations are increasingly disconnected from the CRC and are exiting.”
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