Have you ever wondered about the basic structure of our denomination? If so, I wanted to share some of the typical roles you will find in a classis.
Classis Renewal Leader for the CRC
What does it mean for a classis to worship and pray as a community of churches?
Last year an overture came to CRC Synod asking for a name change of "classis." What are your thoughts, and if given the chance, what name would you give to classis?
How do we develop a pattern of lifelong learning that intentionally reflects the broadness of our calling?
A regional pastor reflects on his experience at the recent Bi-vocational ministry gathering.
A review of Andy Crouch's book, "Strong and Weak." Part of a newsletter for Regional Pastors.
I recommend both these books to pastors, and particularly to Regional Pastors. They can provide a lens and language that could generate vital conversations in one-to-one or group conversations with pastors.
Some shared wisdom & experience from Stated Clerks on collecting credentials and other delegate information ahead of the meeting.
Henry, thanks for your comment and sorry for the missing information. I've updated the post to include the title/author (Strong and Weak by Andy Crouch).posted on: Regional Pastor's Bookshelf: Strong and Weak
Thanks for your comments. From your comments and my research, it does look like there aren't really membership papers as there are just church records.
Perhaps, then, what would be best...