There are lots of reasons to say “no” to attending General Synod, but the experience can be a blessing—as one delegate has discovered.
General Synod 2015 met June 11-16 on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, and addressed many aspects of ministry and mission in the RCA.
Synod delegates have elected Daniel Gillett as the next synod vice president. He is currently lead pastor of First Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan.
Returning to discussion around new business that was suspended from Saturday, General Synod on Monday afternoon voted to incur all costs of the new special council they had earlier approved.
After nearly two hours in judicial session, synod delegates affirmed the role of the classis in receiving ministers of Word and sacrament into membership.
Delegates to General Synod 2015 have elected Evan Vermeer as synod’s new president-elect.
Monday afternoon, General Synod recognized 50 congregations as Missional Impact Partners for their financial support of the mission and ministry of the RCA.
On Monday, the Commission on Christian Action (CCA) reported back on mass incarceration-related recommendations approved by last year’s synod.