The denomination is encouraged to dedicate January 19 as a day of prayer and fasting to discern how to be a Christ-like presence in the midst of conflict and disaster.
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The Board of Benefits Services (BOBS) of the RCA has been awarded a second grant to address financial struggles that can impair the ability of pastors to lead congregations effectively.
A process that starts with staff will also equip churches for thriving, both now and in the future.
Felix Theonugraha was installed as the 12th president of Western Theological Seminary (WTS) in Holland, Michigan, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
The Vision 2020 Team met October 28–29, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, continuing the work that God and the General Synod have called us to do.
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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.
“You all—we all—have made this a very, very different General Synod.” —Christa Mooi, Vision 2020 Team member
Delegates offered their feedback on the scenarios to the Vision 2020 Team
The alternative-funding committe brought a new, percentage-based method of denomination funding before synod. It passed and will replace the current per-member method.