General Synod

The 2020 General Synod is scheduled for June 11-16, 2020, on the campus of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.

Coronavirus update: General Synod will proceed as planned, though the General Synod officers and the general secretary continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19. 

Resources for General Synod:


Online Resources


Synod Revisits Great Lakes Catechism on Marriage and Sexuality

The Commission on Theology was asked to review the catechism by General Synod 2018.

Covenant Shares to Replace Assessments

The alternative-funding committe brought a new, percentage-based method of denomination funding before synod. It passed and will replace the current per-member method.

Synod Champions Renewable Energy in the Face of Climate Change

Synod urges action to reduce fossil fuel consumption and asks the Commission on Christian Action to study climate change.

General Synod Daily Recap: Friday, June 7

Vision 2020, president's report, and learning about listening prayer

President Urges RCA Members to Articulate Their Beliefs

Nakakihara urged the RCA to clarify what we believe and what we're fighting for.