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Breaking Barriers received three awards for 2014.

Today, the RCA mourns with Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Caroli

General Synod 2015 met June 11-16 on the campus of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, and addressed many aspects of ministry and mission in the RCA.

Synod delegates have elected Daniel Gillett as the next synod vice president. He is currently lead pastor of First Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. 

On Monday, delegates to General Synod 2015 nominated vice presidential candidates.

After nearly two hours in judicial session, synod delegates affirmed the role of the classis in receiving ministers of Word and sacrament into membership. 

Monday afternoon, General Synod recognized 50 congregations as Missional Impact Partners for their financial support of the mission and ministry of the RCA.

On Monday, the Commission on Christian Action (CCA) reported back on mass incarceration-related recommendations approved by last year’s synod. 

Returning to discussion around new business that was suspended from Saturday, General Synod on Monday afternoon voted to incur all costs of the new special council they had earlier approved.

Delegates to General Synod 2015 have elected Evan Vermeer as synod’s new president-elect. 

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