A consistory is the governing body of a local church. Its members are the installed minister/s of that church serving under a call, and the elders and deacons currently installed in office. A consistory is a permanent, continuing body which functions between stated sessions through committees. An organizing church has a classis-appointed governing body that functions similarly to both a consistory and a board of elders.
At Fall Classis (2017) we voted to adapt the Regional Synod Compensation Guidelines for 2018, with an understanding that not all churches would be ready to adapt to significant changes in a single year. Please know that we are not policing this change, but encourage you to have a conversation with your pastoral staff as you consider the change. At minimum, churches are urged to offer a 2% increase from 2017.