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February 2023

15
February
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Church Polity 101 Part 1: Orientation

Church Polity 101  – An Introduction to Reformed Church Government – Part 1 of 4: Orientation In this orientation session topics will be discussed such as how the church order has been derived from Scripture, a brief history of the Reformed Church polity, how church law can be read and applied and the hermeneutics behind this church polity, the character of Dort Polity as well as resources for the practice of Reformed polity. This is the part 1 of four…

March 2023

01
March
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Church Polity 101 Part 2: The Offices

Church Polity 101 – An Introduction to Reformed Church Government – Part 2 of 4: The Offices In this session most of the first section of the Church Order will be covered. Some of the topics reviewed are: the calling to the office, a Biblical way of how the offices of minister, elder, and deacon are exercised, and what the relationship between the offices is. This is the part 2 of four classes of the Church Polity 101 course. The…

April 2023

05
April
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Church Polity 101: Part 3 The Assemblies

Church Polity 101 – An Introduction to Church Polity – Part 3 of 4: The Assemblies This session covers the second section of the Church Order. Several topics will be reviewed such as: the assemblies in general (e.g. use of Robert’s Rules of Order), the local assemblies (consistory, council, deaconry), the regional assemblies (classis, regional synod), and federational matters (general synod, inter-church relationships including NAPARC and ICRC). This is the part 3 of four classes of the Church Polity 101…

19
April
7:00 pm — 9:00 pm
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Church Polity Part 4: Liturgy and Discipline

Church Polity 101 – An Introduction to Reformed Church Polity – Part 4 of 4: Liturgy and Discipline In this session the third and fourth sections of the Church Order will be covered. (Since the Word and Spirit Institute has plans to develop  a separate course on church discipline, this session will only briefly deal with church discipline.) Topics that will be reviewed in this session are: worship (e.g. regulations pertaining to worship services), growing and persevering in faith (baptism,…

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