Report of Classis West

On Wednesday, September 6, 2006, Classis West convened in Hull, Iowa.

On the day previous, an officebearers’ conference was held. The theme of the conference was “The Holy Spirit: True and Coeternal God.” Four speeches were presented, which treated the person, divinity, and work of the Holy Spirit, as well as a historical overview on the development of the New Testament church’s understanding and confession of the truth of the Holy Spirit from the early church to the present. Delegates from Classis as well as some visitors from the area congregations in Northwest Iowa attended the conference. Classis finished its work before noon on Wednesday. The expenses of Classis totaled $6,862.97. Classis West plans to convene in its next regular session on March 7, 2007, in Doon, IA, the Lord willing.

Sincerely in Christ,

Rev. Richard J. Smit,