How much may the Articles of Incorporation be amended within the authority of the local council?
Some churches have begun restructuring their Church Council to allow for better communication, more collaboration, and increased effectiveness. Has your church done this recently? We'd love to hear about it!
This article gives a brief history of Volunteers In Service. VIS is an example of diaconal cooperation between churches.
The voice of the Deacon is needed at Classis and at Synod. Diaconal Ministries Canada gives us seven reasons why this is true.
Have you ever wondered about specific guidelines for worship in the CRC? This is an attempt to highlight key guidelines found in the church order and synodical documents pertaining to our corporate worship.
I've been a pastor for 9 years in a different denomination. Here, I am not ordained and not qualified to baptize or lead the church in communion. Is there anybody who could help me understand the reasoning for this?
Does the church order have anything on elders performing the Lord’s Supper to sick and shut-ins, or should a pastor be present and perform these sacrament?
A Network reader is looking for input (Church Order?) on the appropriateness of the pastor's spouse being on the board of deacons. Are you able to help?
I am wondering, can there be a Membership Transfer from a CRC church to a Presbyterian Church of Canada congregation?
From what I can tell we only accept straight transfers from RCA, EPC, and ECO. Does this mean that anyone coming from PRC, URC, PCA, etc. must profess their faith again in the CRC?
Should the congregation vote to accept the changes to the By-laws and Articles of Incorporation or only receive them as reference or information?