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

                            

1st Annual Dinner in Support of Fanshawe Campus Ministry
With student anxiety reaching all time highs, a place to connect, find community and grow in faith is more important than ever.  Fanshawe College has grown 25% over the past 5 years.  To meet the spiritual needs of students, Fanshawe Campus Ministry must continue to grow.  Join us for a fundraiser dinner at Talbot St. Church in London on October 22, 2016 to find out how you can help grow this ministry.  Tickets are $30/plate, RSVP to fanshawecampusministry@gmail.com by October 8, 2016. 


             WESTERN CAMPUS
             MINISTRY UPDATE

SAVE THE DATE - JESUS FOR PRESIDENT! The CRC campus ministry at Western University is hosting American activist and author, Shane Claiborne, on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm! He will speak on the differences between Hillary, Donald, and Jesus on campus in Middlesex College, room 110. This event is open to the public. Questions? Contact Mike Wagenman at mwagenma@uwo.ca


    CAMPUS 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 mwagenma@uwo.ca or
(519) 661-2111 x82795.



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

CLASSIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSPONED 

(click here for additional information)



Click Here for the September 29, 2016 Meeting of Classis AGENDA

Click Here for the Credentials


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

September 2014



Click on Cry Out Logo Above


Click on World Renew Logo


AmazingCounters.com
Visitors since 
July 20, 2014


 
 

From the Fanshawe College
Ministry Committee
Click Here

                         

      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
Approved May 2014


Updated
Classical Ministry Shares for 2016
(Click Here)




     NEW WESTERN CAMPUS    
          MINISTRY INTERN!
Please join us in celebrating our new Western campus ministry intern, Tolu Awobusuyi. Tolu is originally from Nigeria but most recently has been completing a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Ottawa. While there, he became involved in the CRC campus ministry and found his faith turbo-charged and began to sense a call to ministry. You can send words of welcome and encouragement to him by email at: