What will worship look like post COVID-19? Any thoughts and direction on practicing "safe" Communion?
Born & raised in CRC.
Has the leadership of the CRCNA given any consideration to providing the churches guidance in the wake of the spread of the Coronavirus?
To what degree may the Articles of Incorporation be amended within the authority of the local council?
Is it prudent or is it appropriate for the body of Elders to reverse a decision made by full Council?
Article 71 directs Councils to diligently encourage the members of the congregation to establish and maintain good Christian Schools in which the biblical, Reformed vision of Christ's lordship over all creation is clearly taught.
I agree wih the previous comment, there are so many more local congregational issues to deal with. It's difficult to think globally or any other extension beyond the walls of the church when it's...
For starters, thank you for that insight. I appreciate those very practical words of wisdom.
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We maintain a separate binder that goes back many years. Even though our minutes are kept electronically, we still have that "special" binder just for those signatures.
I don't want to be blunt, but they don't. I would love to hear what is happening in other congregations when new elders are installed and ordained into office.
Big job with little or no training. It is the clerk who captures the intent of each motion from the floor and it is also his interpretation.
The final chapter has been written. Even though a strict interpretation of church may suggest that an unordained lay member should be examined by classis prior to being licensed to exhort, the...
Thank you Henry, I appreciate your depth of knowledge and understanding of a document we as a denomination have agreed to honor.
I would like to drill down to Article 53a a bit more. I am finding that there is an interpretation that a local consistory may on it's own without any interaction from the local classis to permit...
Thank you all for your input. A number of you have taken time to review this question and commented honestly. I believe the answer is clear and appreciate those who attempt to abide to the...
I have to say to Paul who initially started this discussion. I am not seeing a lot of room for the Holy Spirit to work. Too much emphasis on contemporay/traditional, church plant/established. ...