Synod 2010 asked our denominational Board of Trustees to find ways to better engage CRC members with synod and the issues it deliberates. As one response to that request, The Network asked me if I’d be willing to write five or six posts in a blog titled “Synod 2011.” I consented to do that, and this is my 20th and final post.
I’ve always been interested in church polity and in the way our denomination functions so this has been a good experience for me. Typically, I don’t follow synod that closely when I’m not a delegate so this assignment has helped my own engagement in the work of our broadest assembly.
But the important issue is not about how this has affected me. The important issue is YOU. Synod 2010 was concerned about you and your engagement with synod. The Board of Trustees was concerned about you and your engagement with synod. Now your feedback is extremely important.
Was this blog helpful? Did it give you a broader understanding of what Synod 2011 would be addressing? Did it increase your interest in synod? Should the Board do something similar next year? If so, what should be changed, added, deleted, etc? I don’t want to pose too many questions because that steers your response in particular directions. We really want to hear from you; we really don’t want you to answer only our questions. The Network folks are interested in feedback of any kind, and any comments are welcome.
Some of you have posted comments in response to these posts. Some of you have simply read without posting. We’re asking all of you—posters and non-posters alike—to help us out by giving us your feedback. If you’d like to do that privately inside of posting here, please email your comments to The Network director, Mike Bruinooge, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading these posts. Thanks in advance for giving feedback on the idea of a synod blog. YOUR comments are very important for the future of this effort.