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Questions at a Congregational Meeting

When the official business of a congregational meeting is complete, does it go against church order to allow members of the congregation to ask questions about matters not on the agenda? 

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Policy Governance in the Church

Our church has been exploring various models to help our council govern better. One model we are exploring is Policy Governance, developed by John Carver. Have any churches implemented this model?

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CRC Statement on Bible Being Inerrant?

I'm teaching a lesson to our youth next week on the Bible's infallibility and inerrancy. I found the CRC position on infallibility but only found one discussion on the Bible being inerrant. Any ideas? 

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Church Order Article 73

Church Order Article 73 (along with many others) was amended by Synod 2015. See Acts of Synod 2015 pp. 663-668 (available at the CRC website under Synod Resources).

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When Was Article 73 Amended?

Synod 1987 amended articles 74-77; however, I can find no record as to when article 73 was amended. Does anyone have any information on this?

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Who Is in Charge of an Ordination Service?

Does the senior pastor of a CRC church have to lead the installation service for elders and deacons or can an associate pastor (who is also ordained in the CRC as a minister of the Word) handle this responsibility?

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Christian Day Schools

Article 71 directs Councils to diligently encourage the members of the congregation to establish and maintain good Christian Schools in which the biblical, Reformed vision of  Christ's lordship over all creation is clearly taught.

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What Do Ministers Do?

Over time our official descriptions of what pastors do have grown longer. The latest evidence is a recommendation to add engaging in “the work of diaconal outreach” to the list.

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License to Exhort

In dealing with the questions around license to exhort, my council asked about the issue of accountability/mentorship for those with license to exhort. What is being done, or should be done to assist those with this license?
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Could a Deacon Be Clerk of Council?

This question is from a real-life situation which Dr. Henry DeMoor has responded to based on his extensive knowledge of the Christian Reformed Church Order.

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