Depending on the date of their departure, mission trips from congregations or Christian Reformed-affiliated schools went ahead this March or have been postponed as the world reacts to the spread of COVID-19.
As part of a two-day, video-based summit gathering practical and spiritual wisdom to equip churches ministering during the global pandemic, Colin Watson, acting executive director of the Christian Reformed Church, participated in a panel conversation “Theological Reflections on Shifting Church Worship In Response to a Prolonged Crisis.”
Jacob Uitvlugt, who served Christian Reformed churches in the U.S. and Canada, died March 4. He was 91.
Fairlawn Christian Reformed Church in Whitinsville, Mass., welcomed congregants and friends to a Santo, Santo, Santo (Holy, Holy, Holy) Festival March 8, with the help of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
Many Christian publishers and content providers have discounted or made their services free to help families and churches continue to deepen their faith while staying at home.
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 few months.
After the premier of Ontario and the governor of Michigan issued stronger ‘stay at home’ orders March 23, the offices of the Christian Reformed Church in North America have been closed.
Robert Jipping, pastor, missionary and teacher, died Feb. 10 at the age of 82.
The Banner and Breaking Barriers, from RCA-CRC Disability Concerns, have been recognized with “Best of the Church Press” awards from the Associated Church Press for work produced in 2019.
Hearing stories of past experiences, supporters of The King’s University’s Honduras Water Project celebrated the development effort’s 25 years of infrastructure-building trips.
The Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates will meet by video conferencing in May.
Security monitoring teams for both domestic and international staff of the Christian Reformed Church in North America have issued guidelines and restrictions to be in effect until May 31.
Christian Reformed congregations are following guidelines for gatherings and beginning to seek ways to maintain ministry while not meeting face to face.
The congregations of Willoughby Church in Langley, B.C., and First Christian Reformed Church in Barrie, Ont., are sharing artwork as they journey through Lent.
Members of Community CRC in De Motte, Ind., create warm blankets and more to share with Phil’s Friends, an organization committed to bringing support and hope to people affected by cancer.
Hoping to draw people together out of the cold for a “family-friendly community event,” Georgetown CRC in Hudsonville, Mich., built an 18-hole miniature golf course through its hallways and open spaces.
Recent restructuring to delineate the U.S. and Canada Corporations of the Christian Reformed Church has led to some interim changes to ministry directorship, announced Thursday.
The founder of L’Arche International, a charity which creates communities of shared lives between people with and without intellectual disabilities, died last May. According to findings of an investigation just released, he abused at least six non-disabled women between 1970 and 2005.
The Council of Delegates met Feb. 18-21 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Acting on behalf of synod, the annual leadership meeting of the CRC, between the meetings of synod, it took action on several issues.
A week after his surprising resignation as executive director of the Christian Reformed Church, Steven Timmermans spoke to The Banner.
The Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates reviewed a theological paper it had requested, but returned the task for “broader cultural input.”
The Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates has formed a team to work through organizational change precipitated by structural changes to the U.S. and Canadian Corporations of the CRCNA.
Colin P. Watson, Sr., director of ministries and administration of the Christian Reformed Church since 2015, is now active executive director, having been appointed following the resignation of Steven Timmermans.
The Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates has adopted “ReFrame Ministries: God’s Story. Today’s Media.” as the new name for the denominational media ministry, pending synod approval.