What is General Synod?
The General Synod is primarily made up of elders and ministers, sent from classes and regions as voting delegates. It also includes corresponding delegates—who can speak to issues on the floor but can’t vote, make motions, or hold office—who represent boards, commissions, and others within the Reformed Church of Pakistan.
Each five years, the General Synod gathers to shape the direction of the denomination.
The General Synod functions through the General Synod Council, commissions, and agencies of the Reformed Church of Pakistan.
General Synod Council
The General Synod Council is the executive committee of the RCofP’s General Synod.
The General Synod Council (GSC) carries out the work of the General Synod between synod meetings. It focuses on enabling the RCofP’s participation in God’s work in the world, and equipping congregations and assemblies for mission and ministry.
General Synod Commissions
Commissions are standing committees of the General Synod established to advise the General Synod body in particular areas of the life of the church.
Commissions report to the General Synod. They provide a written report on their activities along with any recommendations for action they wish General Synod to consider. Commissions also receive assignments from the General Synod by means of recommendations approved by General Synod that are assigned to them for action.
General Synod Agencies
- Women Ministries
- Youth Ministries
- Children’s Ministries
- Sutlej Shelter Home
- Sutlej Home-based Sewing Centers
- Motorcycles for RCofP Pastors and Workers
- Sutlej TV
- Mission Trips
- Church Planting
- Reformation Convention (Seven-day long annual conference)
- Sutlej Christians Camps (Summer and Winter Camps)