General Synod is a once-a-year gathering that shapes the direction of the denomination. It is one of the four assemblies of the Reformed Church in America.
Synod is primarily made up of elders and ministers, sent from classes and regions as voting delegates. It also includes corresponding delegates—who can speak to issues on the floor but can’t vote, make motions, or hold office—who represent boards, commissions, and others within the RCA.
In June, these delegates work, worship, pray, and fellowship together for the better part of a week. The rest of the year, General Synod functions through the General Synod Council, commissions, and agencies of the RCA.