The Agenda for Synod 2019 contains a well thought out proposal for reimagining ministry shares. A wider discussion via this forum will help many members to better understand what is being proposed starting in 2020.
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The CRCNA has a strong history of deacons working together at a classis or regional level. New models of cooperation continue to emerge. What does this look like at your church?
D.A. Carson responds to the fact that he had written what he called a "restrained critique" of the emerging church movement, and was chided with "white hot" indignation for not having approached the persons named in his critique privately as per the text.
It has been said that some denominations have bishops who move the pastors around, and the CRC has Article 17. I wish we had a bishop.
The “Diakonia Remixed” report offers a large vision for deacons, one that could potentially reshape the ministry of the entire church. However, changes usually bring unanticipated consequences. For this reason I offer my reflections on the experience of one classis and I would like to hear from others.
If the delegates would vote yes, opposite to the vote of classis , then what is the point of classis voting on it at all?
Left alone in their studies or church offices for hours on end, the temptation to check out pornographic sites does exist. A few pastors honestly and sheepishly admit to that lure.
What if we thought of ourselves more organically and a little less organizationally? What if the skills we expected in a leader included the skills of leading a meeting to maximize spiritual discernment, while giving less importance to Robert's Rules?
Are there any resources you need? What questions do you have? Is there anything you think is essential for all those involved in classes to know about? Ask your questions and make requests for resources and information here!
I sure wish that there's an online place for other clerks and others who are interested to improve communications through our Classes (that is, in between sessions) to share notes and the like. I wish to know if the Network's Church & Administration page could be a good place for stated clerks. Or, if there's a need for a separate page?
Should we create sub-forums here (within this main one) for each classis ? That way pastors, church leaders, and members within each classis could discuss what's happening in their neck of the woods, ministry opportunities, collaboration between churches, and more.