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Classis Chatham

of the Christian Reformed Churches in North America

Ron MIddel

CLASSICAL TREASURER

Harry Verburg

Definition

STATED CLERK

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.

STATEMENT OF 
CLASSIS CHATHAM

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

REFORMING
Celebrating our Reformed heritage and history
EQUIPING
Preparing church members to develop and use their God given gifts
FELLOWSHIPPING
Meeting, sharing and praying for ministry joys, concerns and needs
OBEYING
Holding one another accountable as we fulfill Christ’s commands


STATEMENT OF CLASSIS CHATHAM CONTINUED

RESPONDING
Transforming the world by responding to needs locally and far away
MINISTRING
Carrying the name of Christ through word and action
EXTENDING
Caring for and welcoming the lost into our congregations
DIVERSIFYING
Through ethnic and cultural variety we show oneness in Christ

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

Our Values:


1. Youth
2. Training
3. Service
4. Sharing Good News
5. Being Reformed
6. Prayer
7. Love and Acceptance
8. Accountability
9. Working together

Our Priorities:


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

Seeking Nominations for Two Synodical Standing Committees (JCC and EIRC)

Special Classis Chatham Meeting.

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, 
December 11, 2018,

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