This call for repentance and formation of a Covenant Union was closely monitored and highly appreciated by another large group which has already seceded from the CRC and subsequently formed an Alliance of Reformed Churches (ARC). See comments below.
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Monday, 29 November 1999 19:00
CRC Called to Repentance by CRC ConservativesWritten by Rev. H.A. Bergsma
Over 290 delegates from 110 conservative CRC (Christian Reformed Churches) met in conference on November 6 in South Holland, Illinois with two objectives in mind: 1) to call the CRC Synod to repentance; and 2) to form a "Covenant Union." The call to repentance will be drafted by the officers of the conference and will respond to Synod 1995's decision of allowing women as ministers of the Gospel and synod's failure to sever ties with the GKN (its mother-church), a church which allows practising homosexuals to function in ecclesiastical offices. Adding some "teeth" to the call to repentance, the conference also adopted a resolution to "inform synod that should she not humble her heart in repentance before the Lord, this conference will reconvene next year to consider a proposal to form a new denomination." The second objective of the conference, forming a "Covenant Union," was meant to "assist in the preparation of overtures and communications, ... promote education for office-bearers, ... enable its members and member churches to do ministry, ... and promote the restoration of discipline in its member churches." (From Christian Renewal)
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