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Classis Credentials

Classical Credentials

The Classical Credentials form is to be completed by all CHURCHES no later than three weeks prior to the next classis meeting. The Credentials may only be submitted via this on-line form.

2024 classis meetings:

  • Tuesday, February 6 - via Zoom
  • Tuesday, May 28 - via Zoom
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, October 22-23 - in-person
    including a pastors' retreat Monday evening and Tuesday morning, October 21-22
Classical Credentials
  • For ministers, elders, and deacons

    Note: Classical Credentials are to be submitted at least three weeks before the meeting.
               Classical Credentials are to be submitted using this form only.

    To Classis British Columbia North-West

    To convene: May 28, 2024
    At: via Zoom

    The council of

  • Has appointed the following as delegates to the meeting of the classis referred above. 
    Note: If a church is without a minister or the minister is unable to attend, an elder shall be delegated in the place of the minister.

  • The alternate delegates are:

  • The council also delegates to the meeting.*

  •  In addition, the following officebearers from the emerging church are delegated.*

  • We instruct and authorize them to take part in all deliberations and transactions of classis regarding all matters legally coming before the assembly and transacted in agreement with the Word of God according to the conception of it embodied in the doctrinal standards of the Christian Reformed Church, as well as in harmony with our Church Order.

    We testify that our council faithfully adheres to the doctrinal standards of the Christian Reformed Church and diligently and effectively attends to ministry within our congregation, community, classis, denomination, and the broader kingdom of God.

    Questions Under Church Order Article 41

    Church Order Article 41 calls classis to assist its member churches in the following way:

    In order to assist the churches, the classis shall allocate sufficient time at its meetings to respond to requests for advice or help from the churches, and at a minimum of one meeting annually shall allocate sufficient time to discuss at least one ministry issue that the classis considers to be especially important. 

  • By order of the council,

  • * Synod 2022 decided that councils may delegate campus ministers, who are ordained officebearers under their care, to the meetings of classis (cf. Church Order Supplement, Article 40-a, section d).

    * Synod 2007 decided that a classis — a gathering of organized churches — may amend its own rules and invite emerging churches to delegate three officebearers with vote to the meetings of classis (cf. Church Order Supplement, Article 40-a, section c)