AHRPA RECOMMENDATIONS COMMITTEE RERPORT 2013
1. It is recommended that a copy of these recommendations be mailed to all churches (Attention to the Secretary of the Consistory) to be read to the congregations. Further we request that these recommendations be published in the Calvin Synod Herald and the Magyar Egyhaz.
2. It is recommended that the Officers of the Presbyter’s Association and the Officers of the Ministerial Association meet before next year’s conference to share ideas and concerns.
3. It is recommended that the Vice Presidents of each district collect an updated list of all church chief elders, Consistory secretary and/or a designated contact person’s addresses or email from each congregation and forward them to the Secretary of the Presbyter’s to collate and distribute. The President should receive the list so that information about the conference can be sent to each chief elder as well as ministers of the church.
4. It is recommended that the District Vice Presidents have a meeting in their districts during the year in order to include the concerns of more lay people.
5. It is recommended that the Presbyter’s Association make a donation of $100 to the Youth Camp.
6. It is recommended that every church do whatever they can to support the Bethlen Communities annually.
7. It is recommended that all churches support activities for youth including Youth Fellowship, Youth Camp and mission projects.
8. It is recommended that all churches that are a part of the association attend the conference and pay their dues annually.
9. It is recommended that all churches support each other by inviting, attending, and participating in their Hungarian cultural activities.
10. It is recommended that lay leadership in all churches attend their classis meetings, synod conferences and workshops to grow in their faith journey to better prepare all to serve the Lord.
11. It is recommended that all churches reach out to their communities for service and mission to God.
12. It is recommended that all churches try to communicate their events with sister churches.
13. It is recommended that the topic for next year be Church Growth and Revitalization.
14. It is recommended that the guest speaker for the 2014 AHRPA Conference be secured by May and announced at the joint meeting of the Calvin Synod of the UCC and the Hungarian Reformed Churches of America Quadrennial Meeting.
15. It is recommended that the Hungarian Reformed Churches Uniting Task Force should continue to work together during the ne next year and report their progress at the 2014 Conference.