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A roundup of the top news stories from General Synod 2019
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
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“I promise to serve you, I promise to listen, I promise to speak in truth, obviously in the command of love,” he told delegates.
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.
An RCA media channel and a paper on postmodernism are on the way, at the request of president James Nakakihara and affirmed by General Synod 2019.
JP Sundararajan, director of RCA Global Mission, gave his report to synod on Global Mission 200 years and two days after John and Harriet Scudder stepped onto a boat to sail to Calcutta and begin RCA mission work in India
“You all—we all—have made this a very, very different General Synod.” —Christa Mooi, Vision 2020 Team member
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.
Synod urges action to reduce fossil fuel consumption and asks the Commission on Christian Action to study climate change.