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General Synod

Annual Meeting

In its annual meeting, the General Synod sets the direction and tone for denominational ministry. It has authority in all matters relating to denominational program and policy. It also has general responsibility over all lower assemblies (regional synods, classes, and consistories).

General Synod 2022

June 9-14, 2022
Central College, Pella, Iowa

Latest Synod News

Phil Assink, Dwayne Jackson, and Judy Nelson at closing worship behind a table with the Lord's Supper, the Bible, and a "love one another" signGeneral SynodNewsSynod News Summary
June 14, 2022

General Synod 2022 News Summary

Here's what you need to know about what happened at General Synod 2022.
The worship team during morning worship on MondayGeneral SynodNewsSynod News Summary
June 13, 2022

General Synod Daily Recap: Monday, June 13, 2022

A summary of the news and updates from synod on June 13
Chad Pierce presenting the PFOB reportGeneral SynodNews
June 13, 2022

Synod Approves Changes to Certification for Ministry Process

The changes will now go to the classes for consideration
An image of the congregation gathered for worship during synodGeneral SynodNewsSynod News Summary
June 12, 2022

General Synod Daily Recap: Sunday, June 12, 2022

A summary of the news and updates from synod on June 12

Synod Workbook

The document guide General Synod uses during the event.

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Recommendations

An up-to-date list of all recommendations being voted on.

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Journals

Detailed recordings of the events of General Synod.

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The General Synod—

The governing body of the RCA

General Synod membership is made up of minister and elder representatives from each classis and regional synod. In its annual meeting, the General Synod sets the direction and tone for denominational ministry. It has authority in all matters relating to denominational program and policy. It also has general responsibility over all lower assemblies (regional synods, classes, and consistories).

Learn about the General Synod

Minutes of General Synod

The acts and proceedings from each year are recorded in the Minutes of General Synod, including reports and recommendations.

View past meeting minutes

General Synod Statements

General Synod papers provide guidance to the members of the church and are a part of the church’s witness in society.

View past synod statements