Synod 2022 received 23 candidates for ministry in the Christian Reformed Church, greeting and praying for 11 of them in person.
The Christian Reformed Church’s Synod 2022 addressed three matters connected to the CRC’s relationship with the Reformed Church in America.
New professor Wilson de Angelo Cunha said he loves the Old Testament because it “addresses life gone wrong. … The God who defeated chaos once can defeat it again.”
Mary Ann Stronk, breakfast and lunch check-in person at the main dining hall where Synod 2022 is meeting, says “My goal is to make people’s day better.”
Hope Zigterman, a young adult representative to the Christian Reformed Church’s synod, is happy to have her mom, Bonnie, also in Grand Rapids, Mich., as an elder delegate.
Hyung Jun Kim, Darlene Silversmith, and John Sideco are serving as ethnic advisers at Synod 2022.
Seven lawyers are at Synod 2022, the general assembly of the Christian Reformed Church, and using their experience to offer insight.
Six young adult representatives are excited to see what will happen at Synod 2022.
Synod 2022 acted to help Christian Reformed churches respond to abuse allegations more effectively.
Leo Jonker, an elder delegate from Classis Quinte, is at his second synod of the Christian Reformed Church.
Future Christian Reformed Church synods might allow classes to delegate four representatives without specifically filling all three offices of the church.
“It’s overwhelming, but I also feel like it’s an honor to be here,” said Marilyn Stulen, a deacon from Classis Lake Superior.
Pastor Rebecca Jordan Heys offered a prayer for the transition of presidents for Calvin University as Michael Le Roy retires.
Some delegates had concerns about changes to Biblical language and preaching training requirements; but synod accepted modifications that reflect a vocational model of training.
“Hopeful, promising, and at a crossroads” is how executive director Colin Watson Sr. sees the state of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Speaking to delegates of the Christian Reformed Church’s general assembly, Andy de Ruyter, chair of the Council of Delegates, recapped the interim committee’s past two years of actions.
Gathering in the Calvin University chapel, participants of the Christian Reformed Church’s synod heard the Word of God from pastor Dirk vanEyk and celebrated the Lord’s Supper.
Co-directors of World Renew shared the origin story of relief and development in the Christian Reformed Church to recognize the agency’s 60th anniversary
Two ecumenical guests from denominations in communion with the Christian Reformed Church and two guests from ecumenical groups greeted Synod 2022.
Prayer is front and center at this year’s synod. A “prayer tabernacle,” staffed by eight volunteers, sits in the front foyer of the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin University.
The Christian Reformed Church’s new ministry share pledge system is simplifying financial work at Synod 2022.
Pastor Daryl J. DeKlerk from Classis B.C. Southeast has the role of encouraging delegates to return to session after a break.
When Synod 2022 convened in person June 10, delegates were presented with guidance for discussions, and reminders of new rules adopted by Synod 2019