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Does anyone have a list of questions for an exit interview for departing members?

I am helping Second Byron CRC emerge from a period of controversy. The council believes it will profit from talking in depth to persons who are leaving the congregation for other churches, and would like to conduct exit interviews in order to find out more about areas of church life they need to improve on. The council would like its district elder and deacon do this interview, but would like to offer guidelines, a set of questions that would allow for a deeper conversation.
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Mixing Organ Into the Sound System

In the process of renovating our sanctuary and while we intend to remain an organ-led congregation for the near future, we are seeking advice on how to mic our classic 1986 Allen Organ into live stream and recordings.

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License to Exhort -- May a council use an approved lay person lead in worship, including preaching?

A number of years ago, church order made provisions for a local congregation to request Classis to approve a lay leader the license to exhort for a varitey of reasons. The one I was familiar with was a congregation remotely located and this person licensed to exhort could assist the pastor with leading in worship and was approved to exhort after examination by the local classis. It is now my understanding that this work can now be met with the office of the Commisioned Pastor. Again, one who has been examined by the local classis and can now assist the pastor in the leading of worship and to...
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Youth Serving on Council?

Our council is creating a council apprenticeship program for mature teenagers to serve on council as either apprentice deacons or apprentice administrative elders. Ideas? 

Youth Ministry

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