I'm getting mixed answers here on the Network, and it sounds like this may be more of pertinent in Canada with its rules for non-profit organizations. I may have missed it, but I do not see a line in Church Order that explicitly says whether ministers may or may not vote.
At our Classical Interim Committee meetings, we have been musing for some time about two pastors, both of whom have served their respective churches for more than a decade. We're thinking of having them simply exchange pastorates. Is this possible?
What Is the Significance of the Handshake Between the Elder and Minister Before and After the Sermon?
I'd like to educate interested members in some of the practices of the CRC that are often overlooked. Is there something in the Church Order that addresses the practice of shaking hands?
May Grandparents Present a Grandchild for Infant Baptism When the Parents Are Not Professing Member of the Church?
May grandparents present a grandson for infant baptism? The parents have no intention of joining, have no objections to the baptism, but won't be attending.
Should ministers (who are essentially "paid employees" of the church) chair council meetings or be members of the council?
Does rebaptism automatically disqualify that person from holding office in the Christian Reformed Church?
We have an elder in our church who has stated that he "represents" a certain number of people that he feels are neglected, although they are long time members, some with a lot of influence. I thought that our form of church government was not to be representative. Any thoughts?