March 26, 2011
In our Classis, and I am sure this is not a unique problem, it is becoming rather difficult to get "sitting" Elders to volunteer as a delegate to Synod; and the problem is getting down right pesky! It seems every time we come around to soliciting Elders for the upcoming Synod, it is like" pulling teeth," the excuses are myriad- and often rather legitimate and honorable. In the light of the later, why not allow any individual who has been ordained as an Elder but is not serving a current term of office, to represent the Classis at Synod? Perhaps this option already exists, but is not utilized...