Synod 2019 met June 14-20, on the campus of Calvin College. We have begun planning for Synod 2020, which will meet June 12-18, on the campus of Calvin University (formerly Calvin College).

To review the items that came before synod, see the agendaagenda supplement, committee reports, and The Banner's guide to Synod 2019.

Supplemental agenda materials and a record of the actions taken by synod will be found in the Acts of Synod 2019 (available in August).

Although Synod 2019 is now over, you can still reference this site for news, webcast recordings, photos, and the liveblog.

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June 20, 2019 - Synod 2019 did not reverse its statements on climate change, but did ask the Council of Delegates to determine what can be classified an ecclesiastical matter.
June 20, 2019 - Kinism - which teaches that the races should be kept separate - has no place in the Christian Reformed Church, Synod 2019 said.
June 20, 2019 - Synod considered a request to deepen awareness about the issues facing people in Israel and Palestine.
June 20, 2019 - Synod 2019 adopted several recommendations from a Synodical Review Taskforce to improve future synods.
June 19, 2019 - Abuse -- whether physical, sexual, emotional, or spiritual -- has lasting impacts on those involved and should be actively prevented, especially in church.
June 19, 2019 - The CRCNA has a growing number of pastors who also hold jobs outside of the pulpit. Synod 2019 voted to explore better ways to support them.
June 19, 2019 - Synod welcomed 42 new candidates for the office of minister of the Word, including four people who asked to be identified only by their initials.
June 19, 2019 - Synod 2019 will form a task force to study the advisability, legality, and morality of ecclesiastical (non-civil) marriage.
June 19, 2019 - For the first time, deacon delegates were invited to a special dinner during synod where they could fellowship and learn from one another.
June 19, 2019 - What role should the CRCNA play in supporting immigrant pastors. Synod 2019 wrestled with this question.

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