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General Synod 2023

Annual Meeting

June 8-13, 2023
Pella, Iowa

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).

Latest Synod News

Young plant sprouts are supported in boxed plant beds.General SynodNews
November 2, 2022

RCA International Church Planting Update

In accordance with General Synod 2022 recommendation GM 22-2: For General Synod to instruct the leadership of Global Mission and Church Multiplication to communicate to all RCA classes/ congregations in…
NewsRestructuring Team
October 24, 2022

Fall 2022 update from the RCA restructuring team

Clarification about Recent Update from the Restructuring Team  The Restructuring Team published this update to the denomination to share the work that we have done as a team so far. We…
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

Synod Workbook

The document guide General Synod uses during the event.

View 2022 workbook

Recommendations

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

View 2022 Recommendations

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