The General Synod Council is the executive committee of the RCA’s General Synod.
The General Synod Council (GSC) carries out the work of General Synod between synod meetings. It focuses on enabling the RCA’s participation in God’s work in the world, and equipping congregations and assemblies for mission and ministry. GSC’s specific responsibilities are outlined in the Book of Church Order.
GSC is guided by the bylaws of the General Synod in the Book of Church Order, its own bylaws, and the RCA’s vision and mission. GSC operates under the principles of policy governance.
Half of the members of GSC are elders; the other half are ministers of Word and sacrament.