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What is the unique synod schedule in 2022?

Because synod has not met since 2019 due to COVID-19, we anticipate a very full agenda. This prompted a decision by the Council of Delegates (functioning in the interim of synod) to add virtual aspects to Synod 2022. Delegates and advisers to synod are strongly encouraged to participate in the following virtual gatherings/meetings, especially the Convening Session on May 25, and the Advisory Committees on June 1 and 2:

  • Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 - 8:00pm (ET) – Synod Prayer
  • Wednesday, May 25, 6:00 - 9:00pm (ET) – Convening Session of Synod, including election of officers, adoption of Program Committee Report
  • Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 - 9:00pm (ET) – Advisory Committee meetings for introductions and prayer
  • Thursday, June 2, 7:00 - 9:00pm (ET) – Advisory Committee meetings for further planning
  • Thursday, June 9, 2:00 - 10:00pm (ET) – check-in
  • In person synod Friday, June 10, beginning at 8:05am (ET), through the afternoon of Thursday, June 16, on the campus of Calvin University

Detailed schedule (PDF)

Synod 2022 carries unusual weight. The Council of Delegates has approved set times for listening to the Lord and one another. Synod will begin with three prayer meetings for all delegates on March 30, April 27 and May 11 to listen to the Spirit's leading. Our prayer is that these special times of prayer and listening will build up the body to be guided by the mind and character of Christ (Phil. 2: 5-11). Note: Some plenary sessions may be closed sessions. Live stream will be available for all sessions, except executive sessions.