Classis Chatham

Christian Reformed Churches in North America

Stated Clerk:
Ron Middel

 Classiscal Treasurer:
Harry Verburg

Youth Ministry Consultant:
Hilma Steenbergen


Classis Chatham is a family of Christian Reformed Churches and ministries along highways 401 and 402 from Windsor to Woodstock to Sarnia in Ontario, Canada. 

Representatives of this family of churches meet three times annually and carry on business between meetings through an appointed executive and a Classical Ministry Committee.


As Congregations helping each other to fulfill our
Calling to Serve God we are:  

elebrating our Reformed heritage and history
Preparing church members to develop and use their God given gifts
Fellowshipping ,
Meeting, sharing and praying for ministry joys, concerns and needs
Holding one another accountable as we fulfill Christ’s commands
Transforming the world by responding to needs locally and far away
Carrying the name of Christ through word and action
Caring for and welcoming the lost into our congregations
Through ethnic and cultural variety we show oneness in Christ

             MINISTRY UPDATE

SAVE THE DATE - JESUS FOR PRESIDENT! The CRC campus ministry at Western University is hosting American activist and author, Shane Claiborne, on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm! He will speak on the differences between Hillary, Donald, and Jesus on campus in Middlesex College, room 110. This event is open to the public. Questions? Contact Mike Wagenman at

CAMPUS MINISTRY IN YOUR CD PLAYER! The students of the Western University CRC campus ministry have produced a CD: three historic hymns in new settings and one original student composition! A great way to support these students and feel more connected to the community on campus! The perfect little gift (or stocking stuffer!). $10 each and available from Mike Wagenman at or (519) 661-2111 x82795.

For the last year and a half, Graduate Christian Fellowship at Western University's CRC campus ministry studied the book of Acts. Now you can get your hands on the result! Buy "Together for the World: the Book of Acts" from us and support the ongoing campus ministry at Western, too! Perfect for personal or small group study. Copies are $20 and available from Mike Wagenman at or
(519) 661-2111 x82795.

The ministry of the church includes all of the following:

  • Worship of God both publicly and privately
  • Seeing those who do not know Christ as Saviour and Lord
  • Disciple those who do not know Him
  • Christian witness; compassion and care for the needy
  • Guarding soundness of doctrine, unity in confession, qualifications for office
  • Support our joint ministries regionally, nationally and internationally
  • Training Christians to use their gifts in ministry                

Classis Chatham Meetings:
Click Here for Reports on Previous Meetings

Click Here for the September 29, 2016 Meeting of Classis MINUTES

Click Here for the Credentials

Safe Church Abuse Awareness, Prevention & Response 
"News You Can Use"

September 2014

Click on Cry Out Logo Above

Click on World Renew Logo
Visitors since 
July 20, 2014


From the Fanshawe College
Ministry Committee
Click Here



1. Youth

2. Training

3. Service

4. Sharing Good News

5. Being Reformed

6. Prayer

7. Love and Acceptance

8. Accountability

9. Working together


1. Nurture spiritual renewal of
2.  Stewardship as a way of living
3. Youth are part of the whole
4. Worship as one body
5. Provide formal Leadership
6. Provide coucil member training
7. Developing kingdom vision
8. Seeking and preparing young
 for today
9. Loving justice, being kind and
good to all.                

A list of sermons made available by the Sermon Reading Services Committee for use by churches who do not have a pastor to lead a Sunday service.

Classis Chatham Rules
Approved May 2014

Classical Ministry Shares for 2016
(Click Here)

Please join us in celebrating our new Western campus ministry intern, Tolu Awobusuyi. Tolu is originally from Nigeria but most recently has been completing a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. While there, he became involved in the CRC campus ministry and found his faith turbo-charged and began to sense a call to ministry. You can send words of welcome and encouragement to him by email at: