III. The Task and Activities of the Church
A. Worship Services
– Bible versions recommended by synod for use in worship services are listed online at www.crcna.org and include the King James Version (KJV), the American Standard Version (ASV), the Revised Standard Version (RSV), the New International Version (NIV), the New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), Today’s New International Version (TNIV), the English Standard Version (ESV), and the New Living Translation (NLT).
– Liturgical forms, songs, and elements of worship approved by synod are contained in the latest edition (currently 1987) of the denomination’s Psalter Hymnal. Forms, subsequent revisions of forms that are synodically approved, and other such resources are made available on the denomination’s website (www.crcna.org) under “Synodical Resources.”
– Synodical guidelines pertaining to the adaptation of liturgical forms are found in the Acts of Synod 1994, pages 493-94, and in the Manual of Christian Reformed Church Government (2008 Revision), pages 224-25.
– Materials on the principles of, elements of, and guidelines for worship and music are found in the “Introduction to the Psalms, Bible Songs, and Hymns” contained in the latest edition (currently 1987) of the denomination’s Psalter Hymnal, pages 11-13; in the Acts of Synod 1997, pages 664-68; and in the 1997 Committee to Study Worship Report available on the denomination’s website (www.crcna.org) under “Synodical Resources.”