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Serving as an ordained pastor is one way God can use people for ministry, but there are many other types of service. Here are a few stories of men and women serving God’s kingdom through the Christian Reformed Church in a variety of ways.
CRC leaders write that as Christians, we believe that the family is a core component to God’s structuring of society.
In this picture book, two children enjoy all the things they encounter in a day the Lord has made.
Perhaps because it was a synod bathed in prayer, delegates were trying out new ways of practicing unity.
The measure of our grasp of the Bible is whether it is put into play in our lives (in community and through the Spirit).
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If my prayer is answered, I want to plant a church in my parents’ hometown so that I can share the gospel with everyone. I want to tell people there is a Home far more precious than our own hometowns.
When theologian Kate Bowler was diagnosed with cancer, she began to consider in a new, more personal way why bad stuff happens to us.
The founder of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast gives good reasons and great suggestions for reading aloud to children.
Abby, Paige, and Sydney Vrolyk, members of Redeemer Christian Reformed Church in Sarnia, Ont., are stocking their local food bank with snacks for kids.
Four high school graduates and one continuing student at Pease (Minn.) Christian Reformed Church are recipients of the church’s scholarship program, in its 25th year.
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Carol Bremer-Bennett, director of World Renew-U.S., brought both a call to prayer and a clarification on the status of World Renew partners working in Nicaragua to Synod 2018 of the Christian Reformed Church, the denomination’s annual general assembly.
Abuse is something that affects us all.
After some debate, the CRC agreed to work with RCA on relationships with people from non-Christian faiths.
The synod banquet is always a highlight of the week.
One classis can contact each other but not make appeals without going to synod.
Forty-three candidates for the office of Minister of the Word were welcomed with words, worship, and cake at Synod 2018.
The Christian Reformed Church in North America, meeting at its annual general assembly, recognized several of its member congregations with commemorative plaques, noting their 150 years or more of ministry.
The Christian Reformed Church in the Dominican Republic (D.R.) became a Reformed church not as the result of missionary efforts but by listening to the Spanish broadcasts of the Back to God Hour—a ministry of the CRC.
At the jointly held synods (general assemblies) of the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America, a symbol of past hurts turned to present blessings became a sermon illustration in the opening worship service.
The 2018 Chaplains Training Conference, with the theme ‘Coming Home,’ met in Grand Rapids, Mich., in June. They remembered colleagues who died this past year and encouraged one another’s service.
An impromptu conversation over lunch led to greater shalom between parties on opposite sides of a discussion about the church’s social justice work.