November 5-7, 2007
submission of credentials and roll call, it was noted that Sheboygan was
absent without excuse.
Jerry Clay was elected as moderator, Pastor Geoffrey Donnan as secretary,
and Pastor Rudy Poettcker as preparer of Short Report.
observers were present from Sovereign Grace Church, Des Moines, Iowa.
“Chronology of events leading to schism within the CRPC (by one church, one
mission work under a temporary session, and three ministers)”, as a
reference for responses to various communications from Justin Stodghill,
Frank Smith, and delegates from Sheboygan and New London.
were given from each of the churches present.
to include in our Constitution a clarification of the use of terms “hell”
and “hades” as used in the WCF. This inclusion needs to be ratified in a
and agreed on charges against Frank Smith, Marty Waltho, and Gene Osborne,
and settled on a statement regarding their ministerial credentials as
continuing to reside in the CRPC.
overtures regarding convening church, docket order changes, acknowledgment
of receipt of complaints, removing the requirement for counsel in a trial of
one who is absent, and change of time for Notice of Intent to Appeal.
the teaching of the WCF in regards to the civil magistrate; the appointed
committee will continue its work on this matter.
the matter of our purpose for being a Presbytery; pastor Poettcker was asked
to draft a list of introductory understandings for the CRPC.
overture regarding unlawful departure of ministers, and pertaining to
changes in the DCO.
meeting, Lord willing, will be July 21-23/08; to be hosted and convened by