April 28, 2014
I was reading through my Christian Reformed Church Order Commentary (which every pastor should do on a Monday) and ran across something in the section on membership transfers. There it is mentioned that in the case of a member leaving a congregation and becoming part of a congregation not in ecclesiastical fellowship, that "the council provides the transfering member with a statement of membership indicating only the facts, date of baptism, date of public profession, length of membership and so on. * The member, not the council, then presents that document to the receiving church .* (emphasis...