Synod 2014

General Synod 2014 met June 12-17 on the campus of Central College in Pella, Iowa, and addressed many aspects of ministry and mission in the RCA.

RCA and CRC Synods

The RCA's General Synod will be held next week alongside the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA).

Synod will vote this year on whether to hold biennial General Synods, with a smaller “administrative” General Synod and an event for church leaders in the off years.

Delegates and guests have been making their way to Pella, Iowa, for the RCA’s 208th General Synod, which begins this afternoon at Central College.

General Synod was called to order at 3:00 p.m. Thursday by General Synod president Carl Boersma, pastor of Faith Reformed Church in Brookings, South Dakota.

In gratitude for his more than 40 years of ministry and service to the Reformed Church in America and Western Theological Seminary, synod has declared the Rev. Dr.

RCA and CRCNA delegates joined for worship Thursday evening at Third Church (RCA) in Pella.

In his report to synod, general secretary Tom De Vries reviewed progress on "Transformed and Transforming: Radically Following Christ in Mission Together," the 15-year vision f

In his report to synod, president Carl Boersma focused on the new 15-year vision for the RCA, "Transformed and Transforming: Radically Following Christ in Mission Together."

Noting that outdated guidelines for welcoming children to the Lord’s Table “serve[d] as a barrier to inclusion of children,” a year ago members of the Commission on Christian Discipleship and Educa