Wisconsin Church Leaves Local Classis

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Synod 2017 allowed a church in Classis Wisconsin (a regional group of churches) to move to a neighboring classis “so that it can serve in harmony.”

Alto Christian Reformed Church asked to move because it “cannot in good conscience remain in a classis that promotes the ordination of women.” The congregation will move to Classis Minnkota, which does not allow women to be delegated to its meetings. Alto CRC joins two Michigan churches that moved to Minnkota a few years ago for the same reason.

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About the Author

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.