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Steve M. Schlissel Collection



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Title: Steve M. Schlissel Collection, 1989-1993

ID: COLL/223

Primary Creator: Schlissel, Steve M. (1952-)

Extent: 0.75 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Christian Reformed Church, deposed. Deposition materials include press reports (Dutch and English), information on the Messiah Christian Reformed Church, Brooklyn, New York, and cassette tapes of the Judicial Code Committee hearings.

Biographical Note

Steve M. Schlissel was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 23, 1952. Schlissel received his theological training from private tutoring from Paul Szto and Greg Bahnsens (OPC). Schlissel's training was recognized by Classis Hudson and declared eligible for practicing ministry. In 1980 his first call to service was to the Baptist Brooklyn Metropolitan Church. His other charges include Missionary to Jews, New York (1981-1983); Messiah's Congregation, Brooklyn, New York (1983-1986); Messiah's Congregation CRC, Brooklyn, New York (1986-1992). In 1992, after a number of meetings and warnings from Classis Hudson, Steve M. Schlissel was deposed from the CRC.

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[Series 1: [General Materials]],
[Series 2: Tapes],

Series 1: [General Materials]
Box 1
Folder 1: Biographical notes
Folder 2: Communications and press clippings --- 1992
Folder 3: Response from Messiah CRC to Synod of 1992
Folder 4: Papers --- 1989-1993
Folder 5: Papers --- 1992-1993
Folder 6: Press reports
Folder 7: Messiah's Council's Appeal to the Judicial Code Committee of the CRC
Folder 8: The Banner --- 1925
Series 2: Tapes
Box 2
Folder 1: Tapes, Messiah CRC (Brooklyn, New York), #1, 2, 3
Folder 2: Tapes #4, 5, 6, and CRC of Midland Park, New Jersey, #3
Folder 3: Bible in the CRC Today (South Holland, Illinois) --- 1988
Folder 4
Item 1: Faculty Conversation with Schlissel, 2 tapes, 1989 and Concerned Members Meeting (Kentwood, MI) --- 1991
Item 2: Interview with President James De Jong (Christian Renewal re Schlissel) --- 1992
Folder 5: Howard Van Till and Ray Lanning --- 1990-1991

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