The Minutes of the Classis of Holland


The Minutes of the Classis of Holland



The minutes of the Classis of Holland, held at the home of Elder H. Broek. The church of Drenthe is represented at this meeting for the first time. Rev. Ypma was elected president. J. A. Verhorst is clerk. Major items for discussion were: family visitation, admission to communion and the catechism. Most of the session was spent answering several question of "Brother Vande Luyster" about church matters such as the above.




Description of the document by Dr. Elton J. Bruins.

About the collection:

Elton J. Bruins, long-time professor in the Department of Religion at Hope College, spent years collecting documents by and about Albertus C. Van Raalte, founder of Holland, Michigan and early patron of Hope College. Documents were gathered from dozens of public and private collections, making a nearly exhaustive collection of Van Raalte's writings and reflections. It is these documents that make up the "Van Raalte Papers."

Digitizing the Van Raalte papers was supported by the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. The project was done in partnership with Heritage Hall at Calvin University, which also digitized its Van Raalte collections.



The Minutes of the Classis of Holland