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Belhar Confession Report (2012)

Post your comments below to discuss the Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee—Belhar Report [PDF]. As indicated in the announcement of the report : Councils are invited and encouraged to review and carefully study each of the reports. If any council wishes to respond to the reports and have that response considered by Synod 2012, they may do so by way of overture or communication to synod. An overture or communication will first need to be processed through your council and then the classis, after which it should be submitted to the synodical services office no later than March 15,...
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Whatever Happened to Sphere Sovereignty?

Sphere sovereignty is the idea that the various God-created societal structures are directly accountable to God in their “sphere.” When one societal structure meddles in the affairs of another it is violating “sphere sovereignty” and preventing the God-ordained operation and accountability of the particular sphere.

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Youth in Synod

Besides praying for delegates and advisors, what role can youth play in Synod 2011? Are there opportunities to serve as non-voting advisors or observers or to assist with technical (audio/visual) needs?

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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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www.crcna.org/Synod

At www.crcna.org/Synod you'll find the live webcast, synodical reports, photos, prayer support page, and more. To get the latest news delivered to your inbox, subscribe to the Synod News email list.
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[CLOSED] General discussion moved over from Synodical Reports discussion area

ADMIN NOTE: Now that we have a forum dedicated to Belhar conversations, we've closed this original thread (and moved it here for reference purposes). Please post discussions as new topics within this Belhar forum. ----------------- To discuss the 2009 report regarding the Belhar Confession, post your comments here. The report and related resources are available at www.crcna.org/Belhar .
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