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Classis Credentials

Classical Credentials

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

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    CLASSICAL CREDENTIALS
     

    For ministers, elders, and deacons

    Notes: Classical Credentials are to be submitted at least two weeks before the meeting.
               Classical Credentials are to be submitted using this website form only.

     

    To Classis British Columbia North-West

    To convene October 1 & 2, 2019 at The Tapestry CRC, Richmond.


    The Council of

  • Has appointed as delegates to the meeting of the classis referred above

  •      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.

  • In preparation for the October 2019 Classis Meeting only, please review the following five priorities and indicate, below them, the one area you would say your congregation is 'strong' or 'experienced' in, and the one area you would say your congregation is 'weak' or 'has a desire to grow/learn' in. 

    1. We believe our congregation needs to grow in discipleship, spirituality, and be led by the Spirit.

    2. We believe our congregation needs to better reflect the cultural, ethnic, age, and ability* diversity of our community and country. (*Ability diversity includes cognitive, social, emotional, physical.)

    3. We believe our congregation needs to resolve our hurts and conflicts as an act of forgiveness, restorative practice, and reconciliation.

    4. We believe our congregation needs to equip all of our members to be sent out and able to share the gospel with others.

    5. We believe our congregation needs to refocus our attention on prayer and other spiritual disciplines as we carry out our mission at the local, regional, and national levels.

  • The area we believe our congregation is 'strong' or 'experienced' in:

  • The area we believe our congregation is 'weak' or 'desires to learn/grow' in:

  • 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.

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