Some delegates had concerns about changes to Biblical language and preaching training requirements; but synod accepted modifications that reflect a vocational model of training.
“Hopeful, promising, and at a crossroads” is how executive director Colin Watson Sr. sees the state of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Speaking to delegates of the Christian Reformed Church’s general assembly, Andy de Ruyter, chair of the Council of Delegates, recapped the interim committee’s past two years of actions.
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Gathering in the Calvin University chapel, participants of the Christian Reformed Church’s synod heard the Word of God from pastor Dirk vanEyk and celebrated the Lord’s Supper.
Co-directors of World Renew shared the origin story of relief and development in the Christian Reformed Church to recognize the agency’s 60th anniversary
Two ecumenical guests from denominations in communion with the Christian Reformed Church and two guests from ecumenical groups greeted Synod 2022.
Prayer is front and center at this year’s synod. A “prayer tabernacle,” staffed by eight volunteers, sits in the front foyer of the Covenant Fine Arts Center at Calvin University.
The Christian Reformed Church’s new ministry share pledge system is simplifying financial work at Synod 2022.
Pastor Daryl J. DeKlerk from Classis B.C. Southeast has the role of encouraging delegates to return to session after a break.
When Synod 2022 convened in person June 10, delegates were presented with guidance for discussions, and reminders of new rules adopted by Synod 2019
Whether it’s fearful side hugs on one side or sexual abuse on the other, both the culture and the church aren’t doing very well with touch.
When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
When Buttercup the cow arrives at Barn Sanctuary scared and upset, the other rescued animals show her how wonderful it is to be a part of the farm family! Perfect for helping kids ages 4-8 learn compassion and how to face their own fears.
Two or three times each year, Christian Reformed churches send representatives to their classis, a regional group of churches. Here is the report of classis meetings of the past several months.
This cart was built and used regularly by the Métis people of the prairie provinces and early settlers in Canada for transport of goods during the early 1800s.
The governing body of Mennonite Church USA passed resolutions at its May meeting committing to LGBTQ inclusion and repealing instructions to pastors not to officiate at marriages between people of the same sex.
From the unity of believers in John 17 to believers coming together in Revelation 7, Colin Watson sees God’s greater plan for people of all backgrounds to learn from each other.
A lyrical picture book exploration of emperor penguins’ incredible journey to parenthood, with stunning watercolor art.
Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar returns after five years with a controversial album.
Anticipating Synod 2022’s discussion of the Report of the Committee to Articulate a Foundation-laying Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality, Christian Reformed Church members and local congregations also are talking and listening.
A user-friendly guide to the documents produced for Synod 2022, all of which will be addressed when the synod convenes June 10-16 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Are there different standards of belief for officebearers and confessing members of the Christian Reformed Church?