Although many classes have worked to restructure their meetings (with the help of the Classis Renewal Ministry Team) to make them more fellowship oriented, there has not been a significant discussion about the identity and logic of the classis as an organizational entity of the CRC. What are the underlying reasons to keep classis going? In this paper, Craig Van Gelder examines the history and the current context of classes. He encourages the reader to take a look and begin to engage church polity as it interacts with classes.
Looking Back, Seeing Forward