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Henry DeMoor

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Retired from the seminary on August 31, 2010. Served 24 years as Professor of Church Polity, eight of those with the additional responsibility of VP for Academic Affairs. Served at Synod of the CRCNA for two years as a delegate and for twenty years as an adviser. 

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Church Order Article 73

Church Order Article 73 (along with many others) was amended by Synod 2015. See Acts of Synod 2015 pp. 663-668 (available at the CRC website under Synod Resources).

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  • Members are free to request a special church visit.  If the council says "yes," which I often advise (again, see my Commentary - it's available on the crcna.org website) for the sake of amicable...

  • Article 30 is about formal appeals, not about church visiting.  The appropriate article is Article 42.  As I indicated on page 247 of my CRC Church Order Commentary classical church visitors do...

  • No, Everett, I can't think of any reason for that.  Please consult the last paragraph of p. 119 of my CRC Church Order Commentary.  It is the council that is in charge and an ordained minister...

  • Cedric is correct about this if we are talking about administering the sacrament.  But I distinguish between the administration of the sacrament and the distribution of the elements.  Elders...

  • Erik,

     

    Your post was attached to a earlier posts on this.

    You need to contact Darren Roorda at the CRC's Burlington, Ontario office.  I believe he can help you get a license...

  • The best thing to do here is for Ben to read the Agenda of Synod 2015, the report on deacons and elders.  It has an explanation for all things being proposed and is a much more trustworthy source...

  • I was just asked to tell someone when Art. 73 was amended.

  • Article 73 (and many others) were amended in 2015.  You can find the Acts of Synod under Synod Resources from the CRCNA website.  Acts 2015, pages 663-668.  The amendments were proposed by a Study...

  • Pieter,

    In my book entitled Christian Reformed Church Order Commentary I answer this question directly on page 196.  Members can access this on the web library of the CRC.

  • According to the Church Order's Article 4 it is the council that shall proceed to ordain/install elders and deacons.  The council will typically do this in a worship service and will often ask the...