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Time for an alternative option for Elder delegates to Synod?

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...
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Should we still practice "mutual censure" at Classis meetings?

This perhaps is a question for Henry DeMoor, but I would assume there are others who might like to give an opinion. Prior to the Church Order revision in '65, there was an article that required "mutual censure" at Classis meetings- Art. 43: At the close of the Classical, and other major assemblies, censure shall be exercised over those, who in the meeting have done something worthy of punishment, or who have scorned the admonition of the minor assemblies. VanDellen and Monsma explain in their commentary this censure is done by the assembly and not the president or consistories as two other...
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