Meeting: Sept 2017

Don’t Miss:

  • New Delegate FAQ: If this is going to be your first time coming to Classis, or if you just want a refresher, be sure to check out the “New Delegate FAQ” page.
  • Announcements: The clerk of Classis regularly sends out notices with information about upcoming meetings, events, or items worth sharing.
  • Remember that our Classis meetings are generally open to the public. If you would like to come to the meeting, we’d love to have you join us (especially for the pre-classis seminar!). 

Meeting Documents

All documents for Classis can be found here: CLICK HERE

  • The link will take you to an online folder, where you can navigate to the “Meetings” folder.
  • Note that this online folder will be updated as new documents come available. You should check back a day or two before the meeting to make sure you have all you need:

 Date: Sept 18-19, 2017

Note: all times are listed in Eastern Time

Monday, Sept 19: 
10:30am – registration and coffee
11:00am – classis convenes
12:00am – lunch
12:45pm – worship
1:00pm – pre-classis seminar
4:00pm – classis resumes
5:00pm – dinner
7:00pm – worship

Tuesday, Sept 20:
8:00am – worship
8:30am – classis convenes
12:00pm – lunch
12:45pm – classis resumes
5:00pm – classis closes (may be sooner, depending on agenda).

Location: Lake Geneva Christian Center

Lake Geneva Christian Center (LGCC)

605 Birch Ave.
Alexandria, MN

Pre-Classis Seminar:

Presenter: Rev. Keith Doornbos

Keith has pastored two renewal congregations over the past three decades and now serves as the director of Calvin Seminary’s Church Renewal Lab.  The Renewal Lab is a two-year renewal jump-start serving multiple congregations seeking to become intentional missional congregations which make more and better disciples who transform lives and communities for Christ.  Keith is almost 40 years married to his high school sweetheart Brenda.  They have three married children with three grand children living in the San Francisco area, New York City and Petoskey, MI.   Keith’s passion is to work side by side with pastors and congregations who have a desire to join God on mission.

Presentation: “What’s the Goal?”

The pre-classis training event will help pastors and key congregational leaders name the church’s primary goal as making more and better disciples.  The retreat will provide evaluative tools to identify how well this goal is being accomplish and provide implementation tools to assist congregations in moving towards the fulfillment of that goal.