If you are interested in the governance of our church, this is a good time to become familiar with the polity,or organizational structure of an RCA congregation.
As a courtesy to Penrod readers, we are providing several important sections of The RCA Book of Church Order
We urge you to read these sections carefully. We also recommend that you should disregard interpretations of these documents posted by others on this site - or elswhere - until you understand the official version yourself.
Introduction - What is a Faithful Consistory?
RCA Book of Church Order - Preamble
RCA Book of Church Order - The Consistory * IMPORTANT
RCA Book of Church Order - The Classis
This is a link to the RCA website, where you can find the complete Book of Church Order.
MEMBERSHIP IN AN RCA CHURCH