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Synod 2020, originally scheduled to meet June 12-18, 2020, was canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic (see announcement and news story).

The Program Committee of synod (officers of Synod 2019) reviewed the Agenda for Synod 2020 and supplementary materials included in the Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Council of Delegates 2020 to decide matters that could not wait until Synod 2021, indicated by shading within the publications. 

The Council of Delegates of the CRCNA held a special meeting (virtually) in June to address the matters that could not wait until Synod 2021. Essential matters included things such as the approval of candidates for the office of minister of the Word and appointments to boards and committees. This special meeting of the COD did not replace synod—it is within the mandate of the COD and Church Order that the Council of Delegates of the CRCNA acts for synod in matters which cannot await action by the synod itself (cf. Church Order Art. 33-b).

Read stories posted on the Banner website.

    Meeting ‘In Lieu of Synod’

    June 19, 2020 - The council of delegates held a special virtual meeting in lieu of Synod 2020. Here are the results.

    A New Name for Back to God Ministries

    June 18, 2020 - The council of delegates approved the name ReFrame Ministries for the CRCNA’s media ministry.

    Colin Watson

    COD Provides Continuity in Top Leadership

    June 17, 2020 - Colin Watson, Sr., has been appointed interim executive director of the CRCNA.

    Our Journey 2025

    Announcing Our Journey 2025

    June 17, 2020 - The Council of Delegates, meeting June 16 and17 on behalf of synod, approved a new ministry plan for the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

    Synod 2020 Canceled Due to COVID-19

    April 8, 2020 - Synod will be canceled this year, and essential matters will be dealt with by a special, virtual meeting of the COD in June.

    Timmermans Resigns as Executive Director

    February 20, 2020 - In light of structural changes between Canadian and US administration and the anticipated changes to the role of executive director of CRCNA, Dr. Steven Timmermans has elected to speed up his intended retirement and to resign effective immediately.

    Becca Bokma (center) was a young adult rep last year and is seen here talking at her table with other reps and delegates.

    Young Adults Sought to Serve at Synod

    December 11, 2019 - Serving at Synod has been an ‘Awesome Experience’ for several young adults. New young adult representatives are now needed for 2020.