Last year an overture came to CRC Synod asking for a name change of "classis."
In response to this overture, it was determined that further analysis would be helpful. In an attempt to get some feedback, the Classis Renewal Advisory Team sent out a survey asking questions such as:
- How necessary do you think it is to change the name of classis?
- What time of impact might a name change have on the ministry of your classis?
- How comfortable are you with costs associated with a name change?
- If classis had a different name, would you better understand its function?
Participants were also asked to share how long they’ve been part of the CRC and their role in the church.
Finally, participants were asked, “If the CRC was a new denomination, what would YOU call classis?” All the responses to this question are shared in the graphic below (sized by frequency).
Had you heard about this overture? What are your thoughts, and if given the chance, what name would you give to classis?