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

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

The next meeting of Classis Chatham will be held at the  
Aylmer CRC in Strathroy on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
at 9:00 a.m., DV.

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

September 2014
Visitors since 
July 20, 2014



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 will meet in regular session, D.V. on:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:00 a.m. (registration starting at 8:15 a.m.) @ Westmount CRC, 405 Drury Lane, Strathroy, Ontario

Designated Officers  Chair: Elder George Flikweert (Chatham-First)  Vice-Chair: Rev. William Koopmans (Chatham-Grace)  Stated Clerk: Ron Middel

Agenda Deadline  Please have all agenda items submitted to the Stated Clerk by Tuesday, April 12 @ 5:00 p.m.

Credentials Deadline  Classical Credentials are attached.  Please complete and submit to the Stated Clerk (electronically preferred) by Friday, May 13.

Please consider hosting a future meeting of classis and notify the Stated Clerk.  (Note: Aylmer plans to host the September 27, 2016 meeting.  We have no offers beyond that.)

I would be pleased to assist if you have any questions.


Ron Middel
Stated Clerk, Classis Chatham

Classis Chatham Rules
Approved May 2014

Classical Ministry Shares for 2016
(Click Here)

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