The Discipleship priority area of Transformed & Transforming, the RCA’s 15-year vision for ministry, has three new leaders, all of whom bring specific skills and gifts to their part-time positions that they started September 3.
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As the Vision 2020 Team, we met September 19–20, 2019, at the Cenacle Retreat Center in Chicago, Illinois. We did so with the awareness that many people are praying for our work and for our beloved denomination.
“In the RCA, we have been working for years to end racism, and this statement reflects our heart on this issue,” says Eddy Alemán, RCA general secretary.
August 2019 has been a horrible month for injury and death by gun violence in the United States.
RCA Global Mission is celebrating the past—how it has transformed the world during the last 377 years—and is imagining God’s future for global mission.
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Affiliated churches get added to the Book of Church Order (pending classis approval), including the possibility of voting privileges at the classis level for ministers ordained in a partner denomination.
Mission 2020, VP candidates, and a proposed change to voting protocal for Vision 2020 recommendations
Classes should be formed with the intentionality of including all gifts in the body of Christ.
Delegates nominated Phil Assink, Dale Buettner, Brad Kautz, and Patricia Sealy for the office of General Synod vice president.
“I promise to serve you, I promise to listen, I promise to speak in truth, obviously in the command of love,” he told delegates.
If two-thirds of classes approve, only a simple majority will be needed for any amendments that next year’s General Synod proposes in response to the Vision 2020 Team’s work.
An RCA media channel and a paper on postmodernism are on the way, at the request of president James Nakakihara and affirmed by General Synod 2019.
JP Sundararajan, director of RCA Global Mission, gave his report to synod on Global Mission 200 years and two days after John and Harriet Scudder stepped onto a boat to sail to Calcutta and begin RCA mission work in India