St. George - Providence - Free Reformed Church
Every organization needs some form of government. Without government there will be chaos. Our congregation adheres to the Reformed system of church government. You can find out more about this in the paragraphs below.

Government

REFORMED CHURCH GOVERNMENT

Our federation of churches is governed by the Reformed system of church government meaning that all of the churches within the federation meet together at regular intervals to discuss matters that the churches have in common and in order to hold one another accountable. Our churches meet at an annual synod meeting once every year (usually the first week in June). Normally each consistory is represented by the pastor and an elder. If the congregation is vacant, the consistory is represented by two elders.

CHURCH ORDER

Our congregation is also bound to a church order known as the Church Order of Dort which was formulated by the Synod of Dort (1618-1619). The church order regulates the government, worship and discipline of the church. As such it helps ensure that all things are done “decently and in order” (I Cor 14: 40).

CONSISTORY

200-120
CISSP
400-101
810-403
300-320
300-070
210-260
300-075
300-101
NSE4
EX200
300-115
100-101
ADM-201
N10-006
200-120
210-260
200-310
SY0-401
810-403
300-320
400-101
70-533
N10-006
MB2-707
210-060
400-201
350-018
ADM-201
CISSP
1Z0-060
400-051
300-075
MB2-704
100-101
9L0-012
642-999
300-115
MB5-705
70-461
1V0-601
300-206
352-001
70-486
300-135
NS0-157
PR000041
300-101
70-346
CCA-500
70-480
810-403
200-120
400-101
CISSP
300-320
350-018
300-101
210-260
300-208
MB2-707
400-201
SY0-401
70-462
EX200
100-101
1Z0-803
9L0-012
70-480
200-310
EX300
ICBB
1Z0-808
AWS-SYSOPS
1Z0-434
1Z0-434
300-070
CAS-002
352-001
1V0-601
220-801
N10-006
642-999
SSCP
PMP
642-997
300-115
70-410
101-400
ITILFND
300-075
AX0-100
400-051
2V0-621
70-486
MB5-705
102-400
101
1Z0-067
220-802
70-463
C_TAW12_731
70-494
CISM
PR000041
700-501
300-135
200-120
CISSP
400-101
810-403
300-320
210-060
300-070
210-260
300-075
300-101
NSE4
EX200
300-115
100-101
ADM-201
N10-006
ICBB
NSE7
70-483
70-463
400-051
70-410
70-488
SY0-401
220-802
ITILFND
200-310
PMP
CCA-500
300-208
200-120
CISSP
400-101
810-403
300-320
210-060
300-070
210-260
300-075
300-101
NSE4
EX200
300-115
100-101
ADM-201
N10-006
810-403
200-120
400-101
CISSP
300-320
350-018
300-101
210-260
300-208
MB2-707
400-201
SY0-401
70-462
EX200
100-101
1Z0-803

Like all Reformed churches, our congregation is governed by a consistory consisting of the pastor(s), the elders and the deacons. Together, the office bearers reflect the three offices of Lord Jesus Christ: the pastors reflect the prophetic office of Christ, the deacons reflect the priestly office of Christ and elders reflect the kingly office of Christ.

Each of these offices has its own task. The primary tasks of the minister are to preach the Word and to administer the sacraments. The primary tasks of the elders are to supervise the conduct and teaching of the minister, to assist the minister in pastoring the flock, and to administer Christian discipline. The primary tasks of the deacons are to collect and distribute the offerings of the congregation and to visit and comfort the sick and the poor.

All of the office bearers are elected by the congregation after being nominated by the consistory. Once elected, they serve a four year term. In accordance with the teaching of Scripture, only male members in good standing may serve as office bearers of the church (I Tim 2: 11).

COMMITTEES

Our congregation is also served by a number of committees that are appointed by and accountable to the consistory. These committee assist the consistory in ensuring that the needs of the church and its members are being met.

 

Comments are closed.