Synod Secretrait

THE SYNOD SECRETARIAT

The Synod Secretariat of Council of Reformed Churches of India is the central office for the worldwide governance of the church. Located in Visakhapatnam, India, it houses the offices, commissions, boards and departments that serve the dioceses and parishes. It is the regular meeting place for the gatherings of both The Synod and the Conference of Bishops.

The Synod Secretariat consists of various commissions, boards and departments to assist The Synod and dioceses to effectively administrate and fulfil the mission of the church. Some are temporary, but the longstanding organization consists of :

THE OFFICE OF THE ARCH BISHOP

The Office of the Arch Bishop assists the Arch Bishop in carrying out his pastoral leadership and service to the church at large and The Synod.

THE COMMISSION FOR WORSHIP, SACRAMENT AND LITURGY

The Commission for Worship, Sacrament and Liturgy promotes and regulates the liturgical and sacramental life of the church.

THE BOARD OF THEOLOGICAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION

The Board of Theological Training and Education oversees the seminaries, curriculum and ongoing training for leaders, clergy, lay workers and members of the church.

THE COMMISSION FOR SPIRITUAL CARE AND FORMATION

The Commission for Spiritual Care and Formation oversees the spiritual development of the leadership, congregations, institutes and members of the church. It oversees the following departments:
  • Department of Clergy Care and Development
  • Department ofCare and Development for the Laity
  • Department of Religious Orders
  • THE COMMISSION FOR WORLD MISSION

    The Commission for World Mission oversees the church ministries in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

    THE COMMISSION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

    The Commission for Community Development oversees the ministries that serve the poor and marginalized. It also consists of the Board of Education, Health and Social Empowerment.
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