Lapsing is not a disciplinary action. In fact, the Church Order (supplement to art. 67) says that a person under discipline may not have their membership lapsed.
A lapsed membership is a church membership that is no longer valid. A baptized or professing member who moves to a location where there are no Christian Reformed Churches in the area (or churches in ecclesiastical fellowship), can be declared a lapsed member 2 years after the date of their departure - unless the member in question asks the elders to hold their membership. This does not apply to members with temporary absences from their homes.
The same rules apply to a baptized or professing member who has not moved, but fails to attend and support the church that holds their membership.
If you need more details on the rules and policies of membership, you can read more about it in the Church Order and it’s Supplements, and in the Manual of Christian Reformed Government.
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