Ben Vanderlugt

About Me: 

retired, past retail management, charity management, delegates to classis and synod, classis committees

  • Classis, and Classis meetings, suffer from a lack of interest - or should I say a lack of knowlege - of what classis is all about or what it does or what makes it interesting. 

    As a...

  • As a two time elder delegate to Synod, allow me to add my rules for an effective delegate.

    1.  Attend classis meetings as much as possible so that you are familiar with the issues.  Some...

  • If they insisted I play our organ, piano, guitars, drums, or any musical instrument, I would set back worship services about 500 years !  (about those gifts...)

  • I cannot speak for John Zylstra, and I'm not sure I agree with the term "entitlement".  It is perhaps more of an issue that elders have taken and accepted a secondary role at classis.  Elders...

  • Thanks for those observations, John.  Quite accurate in a lot - not all - of Classis meetings.  It would seem that part of the reason is that Elders/Deacons allow these things to happen.  In my...

  • I agree Classis meetings can be boring and ineffective.  But if pastors, who are supposed to know what is going on, feel that way, pity the poor elder/deacon who attends once ore twice during...