classis teams

the leadership development team

  • Supervises seminary students and candidates in process toward becoming ministers of word and sacrament
  • Processes the call of ministers of word and sacrament to classis churches and congregations
  • Oversees the development of commissioned pastors who are pursuing a non-traditional path to pastoral ministry through the RCA's apprenticeship model for ministerial formation.

the church health team

  • Annually monitors and assesses the health of classis churches
  • Develops, supports and provides resources for coached networks for pastors
  • Develops, supports and provides resources for church leadership development
  • Meets with the leadership of churches and congregations
  • Facilitates consultation for churches to provide ongoing growth and health of classis churches and congregations

the church multiplication team

  • Resources the churches of classis to start new congregations
  • Allocates the designated classis funds for church planting
  • Recruits potential church planters
  • Coaches church planters
  • Supervises classis church plants