Synod 2018 was held June 7-14 on the campus of Calvin College.

Synod has concluded its work, recorded in the Acts of Synod 2018 along with the Supplemental Reports to synod. Our coverage will remain here at crcna.org/synod with all the news stories, video recordings, photos, liveblog, and more.

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June 14, 2018 - In response to three requests relating to justice and the church’s role in political engagement, delegates found a solution that includes a new oversight committee and a commitment to pray for growth and wisdom.
June 13, 2018 - The church is not exempt from instances of abuse. Delegates to synod recognized this and spent much time in debate about how the CRC could better prevent abuse and support victims.
June 13, 2018 - Synod took a break from discussing church polity to dine together and celebrate the work of retiring Calvin Theological Seminary professor, Michael Williams.
June 13, 2018 - A team of translators has been hard at work during synod, translating denominational matters and denominational policy.
June 13, 2018 - The CRC is set up with three levels of governance: the local church council, the regional classis, and the denominational synod. When problems arise at one level, people can appeal to the next level for guidance. Delegates at Synod decided to not change this process.

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