Classis Chatham

Christian Reformed Churches in North America

                 
    

Stated Clerk:
Ron Middel

 Classiscal Treasurer:
Harry Verburg

Youth Ministry Consultant:
Hilma Steenbergen

Definition:

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:
C
elebrating our Reformed heritage and history
Equipping,
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
Responding,
Transforming the world by responding to needs locally and far away
Ministering,
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

   
Church Planting Task Force
Classis Chatham desires to start a fresh, purpose-oriented Home Missions Committee.  Our Nominations Committee is seeking new members who have a vision and passion for home missions, in the area of church planting.  If you feel led to serve classis in this way, please contact the Stated Clerk, Ron Middel at 'statedclerk@classicchatham.ca' or call 519.358.6248

   Position Available
for Worship
Coordinator

First CRC in St. Thomas, Ontario
is seeking to fill a 16-20
hour per week position for
a Worship Coordinator. 
This position requires music
proficiency and an ability to
plan a variety of worship styles
 in a multi-generational
setting within the Christian Reformed
 perspective of Blended Worship. 
Interested candidates can visit our
website at

www.firstcrcstthomas.com/contact-us/positions.cfm
for a more detailed job description. 
A cover letter and resume can
be emailed to
firstcrcstthomas@gmail.com
or by regular mail to

320 Elm Street

St. Thomas, ON N5R 1J7




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 AGENDA AND CREDENTIALS FOR THE FEBRUARY 4, 2017 MEETING.

Classis Chatham is scheduled to meet in regular session, D.V. on: Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. (registration starting at 8:15 a.m.) @ Talbot Street CRC, 513 Talbot Street, London, Ontario

Designated Officers Chair: Rev. John Moelker (Dresden) Vice-Chair: Rev. Aaron Thompson (Essex) Stated Clerk: Ron Middel Agenda Deadline Please have all agenda materials submitted to the Stated Clerk by Tuesday, December 20 @ 5:00 p.m. Credentials Deadline.

For Classical Credentials click here. Please complete and submit to the Stated Clerk (electronically preferred) by Friday, January 20.

Please consider hosting a future meeting of classis and notify the Stated Clerk (we require a host for May and September
2017 and beyond)



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





Click on World Renew Logo


AmazingCounters.com
Visitors since 
July 20, 2014


 
 







                         

   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

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.                

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


Updated
Classical Ministry Shares for 2016
(Click Here)