“I promise to serve you, I promise to listen, I promise to speak in truth, obviously in the command of love.”

—EJ de Waard, upon being voted president of General Synod 2020


Meet the VP candidates

Delegates nominated four candidates for vice president of General Synod 2020: Phil Assink, Dale Buettner, Brad Kautz, and Patricia Sealy. Get to know the candidates.

Delegates call for change in voting process ahead of Vision 2020 vote

In a lengthy evening discussion and vote, delegates approved a change to the Book of Church Order that would require approval from a simple majority of classes—rather than the current two-thirds majority required—for proposals related to the work of the Vision 2020 Team. (Since this is a BCO change, it requires approval from two-thirds of classes and ratification at next year’s synod before taking effect.)

You’ve heard of Vision 2020, but have you heard of Mission 2020?

In the Global Mission report, director of Global Mission JP Sundararajan shared how God is working through the RCA around the globe. JP also invited RCA churches to explore the future of mission together at the Mission 2020 celebration in January.

Also on Monday:

Monday, June 10, photo slideshow