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 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
MINISTRY ON YOUR BOOKSHELF! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 661-2111
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 'email@example.com'
or call 519.358.6248
CAMPUS MINISTRY IN YOUR STOCKING! Christmas is coming! You can put a
little something in your loved ones' stockings and support ministry
with students - at the same time! Coffee, CDs, and books! Contact Mike Wagenman
at firstname.lastname@example.org or (519) 851-5845.
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 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.
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.