September 7, 2011
Classis West met in regular session on Wednesday, September 7, in the facilities of the Peace PRC of Lansing, IL. Rev. Dennis Lee chaired this meeting.
The highlight of the day was the examination of Mr. Brian Huizinga, pastor-elect of the Hope PRC of Redlands, CA. At an official worship service the evening before Classis convened, Mr. Huizinga preached a sermon on Isaiah 55:6-7 under the theme “Seek Ye the Lord.” On Wednesday Classis examined Mr. Huizinga in the six loci of dogmatics, knowledge of Scripture, knowledge of the confessions, controversy, and practica. Classis approved Mr. Huizinga’s exam and advised Hope PRC to proceed with his ordination into the ministry of the Word and sacraments. The synodical deputies from Classis East concurred with this decision.
The churches of the Classis and all members of the denomination rejoice in the divine gift of another man to preach and teach in the service of Jehovah.
In other business, Classis West referred back to a consistory a matter of discipline. Classis also provided classical appointments for the yet-vacant congregation in Edgerton, MN.
The expenses of this classis totaled $10,593.92.
Classis is scheduled to meet next on March 7, 2012, in Redlands, CA.
Rev. Douglas Kuiper, Stated Clerk