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When Denominations Go Liberal…

15 Sep

In addition to everything else…

Literate Comments

(1) Denominational Magazines Go Off the Rails

“Concerns about recent articles on the denominational magazine, ‘The Banner’, had led to six overtures and two letters objecting to the articles, three of the overtures requesting removal of ‘Banner’ editor, Rev. Robert DeMoor.”

(2) Missionaries Don’t get Supported

“A recent synodical decision increased the amount of support missionaries are required to raise from 60 to 90%, effective in 2020. Synod did not accede to two overtures requesting Synod to reassess or remove that new mission model.”

(3) Bureaucracy Gets Expensive

“Synod approved a 1% ministry share increase for 2015, bringing the per adult confessing member assessment up to $336.12.” (I don’t have the exact figure, but I would guess that this is 10 times higher than the URCNA).

(4) Ministers Disappear

“Attendees at past CRC Synods may recall Rev. George Vander Weit, a passionate advocate for Women’s ordination who continued to contribute…

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5 responses to “When Denominations Go Liberal…

  1. dcalfine58

    September 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    The bureaucracy one is outrageous. Just for comparison’s sake, I’m the treasurer of my PCA church, and our bureaucratic levies for all levels of government was about $35/member. Plus we’re only ~50 members and the levy/member declines somewhat as the congregation grows.

    No wonder so many churches are in financial trouble if they have to pay a “tax” like that. That’s over $15k for a congregation of 50 members!

     
  2. Will S.

    September 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Crazy, innit?

     
  3. Eric

    September 15, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Liberal Churches are great recruitment tools for Islam, too.

     
  4. Will S.

    September 15, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    No doubt.

     

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