Synod 2016 approved a plan to hold its annual general assembly of 2018 jointly with the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America. In 2014, the two synods met together in Pella, Iowa. At that synod, the two denominations agreed to work together in what has come to be called the “Pella Accord.” Synod instructed the Board of Trustees to prepare plans for “joint and integrative sessions” and to present those plans to Synod 2017. Synod anticipates sessions in which the two denominations will celebrate together and engage in “strategic planning for current and future collaboration.”
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