A roundup of the top news stories from General Synod 2019
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What happened on the last day of synod
Resources from synod and resources related to decisions made at synod 2019
Phil Assink will serve as vice president of General Synod 2020
If two-thirds of classes approve, only a simple majority will be needed for any amendments that next year’s General Synod proposes in response to the Vision 2020 Team’s work.
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Mission 2020, VP candidates, and a proposed change to voting protocal for Vision 2020 recommendations
Classes should be formed with the intentionality of including all gifts in the body of Christ.
Delegates nominated Phil Assink, Dale Buettner, Brad Kautz, and Patricia Sealy for the office of General Synod vice president.
“You all—we all—have made this a very, very different General Synod.” —Christa Mooi, Vision 2020 Team member
Synod urges action to reduce fossil fuel consumption and asks the Commission on Christian Action to study climate change.
Delegates offered their feedback on the scenarios to the Vision 2020 Team
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.
A new funding method, a celebration of Transformed & Transforming, and another look at the Vision 2020 scenarios
The Commission on Theology was asked to review the catechism by General Synod 2018.