With the addition of deacon delegates to synod, churches are seeking a more complete representation of the body at synod. And yet a Network reader recently raised an important question, asking: “If there should be a full representation of the church, where are the women and children?”
The question seems fitting as a motion was made (and unanimously passed) at Synod 2015 to bring back the practice of delegating women advisers whenever there are fewer than 25 women delegates. Click here for the full CRC news story on the return of women advisers.
I’d be curious to hear your thoughts and reactions. Why ARE there so few women at synod? Why is this still a challenge in the CRC? What changes do you hope to see take place in the next few years? How does the CRC move forward when there may still be varying opinions?