Christian Reformed Church Synod Gathers
The Christian Reformed Church(CRC) synod, or general assembly, will convene on Calvin's campus from June 7 - 14. Each regional body or classis of the CRC sends delegates to synod. Synod will also meet with the delegates to the Reformed Church in America (RCA) General Synod in joint sessions, advisory committees, workshops, and times of worship.
The Agenda for Synod is a good resource for those who want details about what this body of leaders will be discussing and what reports from agencies, institutions, ministries and committees will come before them. Tasks of synod include responsibility for creeds, the Church Order, liturgical forms, hymnals, principles of worship, and moral/ethical positions.
Some other informative resources:
- Synod resources, including Acts of Synod (1999-2017 online, and previous in the Hekman Library), indexes of synodical decisions going back to 1857, and reports from task forces and study committees
- The Banner - July issue always features the business of synod
- LibGuide created by our librarians as a guide to the Agenda and Acts of Synod
- A timeline of synods of the CRC