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?
Classis Renewal Coordinator for the CRC
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.
One way to honour the spiritual nature of classical meetings is by opening and closing with prayer. But what to pray? Here are two prayers buried deep in the back of the 1934 red hymnal.
I recently asked the CRC Pastors’ Facebook Group what they wanted to tell CRCNA staff about our connection to classes. There were many responses, but here is the main nugget: show you care about us.
Classis is like a set of bifocal lenses. There are times when we need to look close by, and times when we need to look farther. Do you agree that classis functions this way or is there a better metaphor?
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...