Rev. Glenn Gerdes, pastor of First CRC-Ripon, welcomes delegates and guests.
Derek Zeyl (River Rock, Folsom) leading Classis in worshiping Jesus our Messiah.
A worship leader, an instrument, a song, and a multitude of voices - all offered to our One Lord.
Classis meetings may sound more of speaking - but there's a lot more of listening that's asked of delegates.
Some closely following what's going on, others are reading, still others enjoying the moment when leaders gather.
Chairman for the day George Vink (Visalia) and stated clerk Fernando del Rosario (Hayward) at work.
Lloyd Wicker (Almond Valley CRC, Ripon) reports work done by the Classical Ministry Leadership Team .
First CRC-Ripon's sanctuary, comfortable and conducive for church worship and a classis meeting as above.
Dan Hutt (Palo Alto) is so animated about the M68 report. (No, it's not the British intelligence agency. It's Micah 6:8, or our classical social justice team.)
Peter Duyst with his wife Gladys served God through 50 years of faithful ministry for Classis through High Camp.
Derek Zeyl, a product and partner in High Camp's ministry, gladly paid tribute to Peter & Gladys Duyst's 50 years labor of love.
Peter was presented a wood-framed landmark of High Camp with thankful words for a good and faithful servant of God.
So many young people in Classis Central California remember quite well what this cross inside High Camp means in their hearts.
Classis: "Peter and Gladys, our thanks for your god and faithful work."
Fernando showing Dave Moorhead (New Hope, Shafter) how to create a very low-cost church website using GoogleSites.
A great meal prepared by hardworking women of First CRC-Ripon offers a great time for fellowship.
Gordon Begeman, our tech-equipped Classical Treasurer, at work with our travel reimbursements.
Don't be taken by the pensive looks of Al Helder and George Vink. I think they're both thinking about their next words, witty as usual.
Paul Vanderklay (Sacramento): "Hhhhmm, what is George up to now??
Take a look: Classical financial statements on an iPad. These Central Cal delegates know technology!
Carl Zylstra (President, Dordt College): "George, we're in the same age bracket. So behave back there!"
Paul Vanderklay, chairman of our New Church Development Team, led Classis in understanding models of church planting. (He's such a big man with a tiny laptop.)
Modesto delegates: "Are we on the same page? Where are we now"
Al Helder (Modesto): "Classis meetings are never 1-day vacations for church leaders. It's work!"