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Describe Synod 2013 in Six Words

For those who followed Synod 2013 (a lot or a little, delegate or observer); how would you describe Synod 2013 in six words or phrases? You can just give your six or feel free to unpack why you picked that word or phrase. I'll start; Synod 2013 was... A Slow Start - It seemed it took the delegates a while to get going in the discussions Respectful - Points made on the floor were very respectful. Sincere - And also very sincere about their perspective. Intergenerational - I felt the Young Adult representatives contributed a lot to the discussion this year. Informative - Every year I learn more...
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2011 Report: Faith Formation

To discuss the 2011 report from the Faith Formation Committee, post your comments here. Here is a brief look at some of the info the report contains: The Faith Formation Committee recommends that there be changes added to the Church Order to guide how to best address the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Among the word changes that could be added include: "Baptized members shall be encouraged to make a public profession of faith with the use of a prescribed form in a public worship service." "All baptized members who come with age- and ability-appropriate faith in Jesus Christ are...
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2011 Report: Translation of 3 Reformed Standards

To discuss the 2011 report from the Committee to Propose a Combined CRC/Reformed Church in America Translation of the Three Reformed Standards, post your comments here. The three reformed standards addressed in the report are the Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, and Canons of Dort. The need to do this arose out of the planning for a bi-denominational hymnal, during which it was noted that the RCA and CRC have differing versions of the confessions. Here is a brief look excerpt from the report: “The committee decided that it would not undertake a totally new translation but work from...
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2011 Report: Form of Subscription

To discuss the 2011 report from the Form of Subscription Revision Committee II, post your comments here. Here is a brief look at some of the info the report contains: After several years of work, a synodical committee has proposed a revised version of the Form of Subscription, a "Covenant for Officebearers," the document officebearers in the church are asked to sign. The first paragraph of the revised form reads: "We, the undersigned, believe the inspired Word of God as received in the Old and New Testaments of Holy Scripture, which proclaims the gospel of grace in Jesus Christ and the...
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