How can churches best connect with their neighbors of other faiths? A joint RCA and CRCNA team is attempting to answer this question.
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More than 200 participants gathered in Orlando, Florida, for the mission conference, where they heard dozens of stories from the mission field.
The Vision 2020 Team met again January 23-24 to continue its work discerning the future of the RCA.
The denomination is encouraged to dedicate January 19 as a day of prayer and fasting to discern how to be a Christ-like presence in the midst of conflict and disaster.
The Board of Benefits Services (BOBS) of the RCA has been awarded a second grant to address financial struggles that can impair the ability of pastors to lead congregations effectively.
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Affiliated churches get added to the Book of Church Order (pending classis approval), including the possibility of voting privileges at the classis level for ministers ordained in a partner denomination.
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.
“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