Of Classes and Congressional Districts

There has been a good deal of discussion lately in some segments of the Reformed Church in America over concerns about a supposed “disproportionate representation” stemming from the reality that classes are different sizes (in terms of both numbers of churches and size of churches) but they each register a single vote on constitutional amendments. … More Of Classes and Congressional Districts

Governance by Assembly and the Problem of Representation (Part II)

In Part I, we laid a foundation for what representation means in the church. In Part II, we are going to look at how this exists in practice,¬†particularly regarding the General Synod. The General Synod apportions delegates proportionally. Every classis¬†is able to send two ministers and two elders, and larger classes are able to send … More Governance by Assembly and the Problem of Representation (Part II)