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What should one do in the case of a tie vote when electing officebearers ?
What Should the Church Do When a Child, Grade 2, Is Too Old for Infant Baptism and Too Young/Not Ready for Believer's Baptism?
We have a woman who will be baptized as a new believer soon, and she has a son in grade 2. While it is clear that the mother shall be baptized we need wisdom with respect to the son.
I am wondering if anyone knows if there is some sort of records or database regarding how many churches in the CRC have made the transition from a traditional Council structure to a model where Elders and Deacons are split into administrative and pastoral type roles?
We are in the midst of creating job descriptions for our volunteer positions and would like to see what other churches may already have in place.
Our Consistory has asked the Council Executive to look into proposing a “policy”, or set of guidelines, that can be implemented in the event of a conflict arising within our community that requires some guidance from outside the conflict to resolve in a pastoral manner.
What Are Your Feelings Regarding Standing for the Church's Creeds and Confessions but Not for God's Word During Worship Service?
We are standing to recite the Apostle's Creed, the Nicene Creed, and other of the church's documents, but not standing for the reading of God's Word?
If You Are an Abused Male or Know One, Would You Be Interested in Reading the the Healing Journeys of Four Male Survivors?
The men I'm a part of in an abuse support group are writing brief entries of their stories, and we believe it offers an alternative to the traditional 12 Step program. We're not convinced such programs are adequately meeting the needs of male survivors.
Article 28 speaks of “minor” and “major” assemblies. What is actually meant by these adjectives, and is this the best way to refer to the council, the classis , and the synod?
Is this something that goes contrary to our theology or is it something that has just not been part of our tradition?
Has anyone found a great solution for outdoor luminaries (ideally foolproof and weatherproof)?
What percentage of a church's operating budget should be allocated to staffing? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Our church has been dealing with a husband for more than a year who has repeatedly violated his domestic-violence probation and been arrested.
When a person who has served as in elder in a CRC, and therefore has already signed the Covenant for Office Bearers there, moves to a new CRC and is elected elder, does he need to sign the Covenant for Office Bearers in his new church?
Please tell me why clergy should get some kind of special entitlement for housing?
What's the Going Rate for Interim Work These Days: Preaching, Some Staff Work, Perhaps Some Pastoral Calling, Not Full Time?
A church recently expressed interest in having me lead preach and perhaps some other duties for a period of 3-5 mos. What the going rate?
This question is from a real-life situation to which Dr. Henry DeMoor has responded to based on his extensive knowledge of the Christian Reformed Church Order.