Delegates from across Canada and the US met June 10-17 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the CRCNA's annual synod. 

Although Synod 2016 is now over, you can still reference this site for news, webcast recordings, photos, and the liveblog. See documents for the agenda, reports, and more. 

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June 17, 2016 - The name of the upcoming 2017 denominational gathering was announced today at Synod 2016. Synod delegates were given envelopes containing Scrabble tiles and instructed to use the letters they found on the tiles to spell out the name of the gathering: Inspire 2017.
June 17, 2016 - Synod 2016 instructed the denominational staff of the Christian Reformed Church to look into the feasibility of developing new Reformed curricula for churches to use. Budget constraints and the closing of Faith Alive Christian Resources ended the development of new curricula in 2013.
June 17, 2016 - Synod 2016 advised Christian Reformed churches and classes (regional groups of churches) to invite, as much as possible, the presence and involvement of same-sex attracted members when dealing with matters that affect the lives and discipleship of same-sex attracted members.
June 17, 2016 - A day after recommending a report that advises officebearers in the Christian Reformed Church not to participate in same-sex weddings, Synod 2016 appointed a committee to study human sexuality.
June 17, 2016 - Synod 2016 responded to a study report on the Doctrine of Discovery by labelling the doctrine as heresy and lamenting the pain it has caused.

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