Janssen, a General Synod professor emeritus, passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
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In response to the financial need of churches, the denomination has made assessment adjustments. And, in the U.S., opportunities for relief are also available through the CARES Act.
Two RCA commissions call the church to act in response to prejudices and acts of racism brought forth by COVID-19.
In challenging economic times, borrowing churches now have options to relieve loan payments.
Eddy Alemán reflects on the words of Isaiah in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus tips for livestreaming your worship, setting up online giving, and more.
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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
“You all—we all—have made this a very, very different General Synod.” —Christa Mooi, Vision 2020 Team member
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.
A new funding method, a celebration of Transformed & Transforming, and another look at the Vision 2020 scenarios
The Commission on Theology was asked to review the catechism by General Synod 2018.