Dakota Classis is an assembly and judicatory consisting of enrolled ministers and elder delegates who represent all theÂ churches of North and South Dakota. The word, “Classis,” is a Latin meaning “fleet.” In many ways our Classis is like a fleet of ships, consisting of different sizes and unique personality. While our diversity makes our fleet colorful, it is our unity inÂ mission that makes us strong.
We accomplish the work of Classis through various teams, offices, and staff. Our teams function around our values of Revitalization, Discipleship, and Multiplication. Team meet as needed through the year to do the work of CLassis in their respective area(s). Our Admin Team – officers, elders, and staff – meets as needed throughout the year to provide leadership and advance the mission of Classis in between stated sessions. Classis meets once per year in the Fall, alternating between North and South Dakota.Â Because our region is so large, we have created 4 Clusters within our Classis to increase regional connectivity. Clusters function like a mini-classis providing peer-to-peer and church-to-church support and companionship.