2018 Constitutional Inquiry Form - GLCC
The Book of Church Order requires that each consistory (organized congregations AND new starts) shall make an annual report on the spiritual state of their church.

Please complete the following with your consistory or governance team.

Church Name *
Your answer
Pastor(s) Name(s) *
Your answer
Are the doctrines of the gospel preached in your church in conformity with the Word of God? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Are the doctrines of the gospel preached in your church in conformity with the Standards of the Reformed Church in America? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Are the points of doctrine contained in the Heidelberg Catechism explained in your congregation as required by BCO 1.I.2.11f? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Does your congregation regularly engage the principles of the Belhar Confession, Heidelberg Catechism, Cannons of the Synod of Dort, and Belgic Confession? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Has your consistory or governing body considered the nature and extent of your ministry in obedience to Holy Scripture and in response to the needs of the local community and the world, in accordance with BCO 1.I.2.1? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Is your congregation engaged in significant, regular activities which faithfully witness to the gospel and which encourage others to respond to God's Spirit in commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Does your congregation contribute annually and significantly in its prayers, gifts, and service to the mission of the Reformed Church in America? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Does your congregation or governing body provide for worship, including the celebration of the sacraments, in accordance with BCO 1.I.2.11? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Does the consistory or governing body regularly review the activities of the church in order that the congregation and those whom it serves may become more faithful in their walk as disciples of the Lord Jesus? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Is the education of the young people in the essential truths of the Word of God faithfully attended to in your congregation? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Has the consistory or governing body prayerfully considered persons within the congregation, particularly young people, in order to identify with them their spiritual gifts, especially the gift for ministry; to encourage the development of these gifts; and to pray for those individuals on a regular basis? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Does the board of elders fulfill its responsibilities of supervision and discipline as set forth in BCO 1.I.5? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Does the board of deacons fulfill its responsibilities of mercy, service, and outreach as set forth in BCO 1.I.6? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Does the consistory or governing body regularly engage its pastor/s in a mutual reflection on the ministry needs and challenges of the congregation? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
Do the salary, housing, arrangements for professional development, and all other benefits received by the pastor/s meet the terms of the original call or contract, subsequent revisions thereof, and the minimum standards of the classis? (If NO, please explain under "Other") *
What is one area from the questions above that your congregation will faithfully commit to prayer and examination or review in 2019? *
Your answer
Is your pastor involved in a learning community? *
If your pastor IS involved in a learning community, please describe it.
Your answer
If your pastor IS NOT involved in a learning community, what topic(s) would he/she be interested in pursuing?
Your answer
Name and Role of Person Submitting *
Your answer
Current Clerk of Consistory/Governing Body *
Your answer
Consistory Clerk's email address *
Your answer
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