A number of churches are exploring ways to build affordable housing on their own land—what pastors and other leaders are referring to as YIGBY, or “Yes in God’s Backyard.”
About 150 volunteers from 17 Christian Reformed congregations participated in funding and building a Habitat for Humanity home for a western Michigan family.
From profit-sharing farm enterprises to the recovery of non-marketable produce, organizations across the U.S. and Canada offer a Christian response to hunger.
A week before Veteran’s Day in the U.S., Hillside Community Church in Cutlerville, Mich., welcomed community members to a dinner honoring vets and an evening of learning about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Students at Rehoboth (N.M.) Christian School created artwork representing happiness, peace, and friendship to share with Syrian children, who will send artwork back in exchange.
Gordon Van Enk, who served in parish ministry for 25 years and as a hospice chaplain for 24 years, died Oct. 12.
Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Toronto, Ont., has launched a joint poetry series with a local art center, welcoming poets of different backgrounds to form a bridge of reconciliation.
A beloved chaplain, Russ Van Antwerpen was a humble man who dedicated his life to serving God and God’s people. He died on Oct. 3.
Faith Community Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming, Mich., celebrated 100 years of ministry in 2019 and continues to renew with intentional outreach.
East Saugatuck Christian Reformed Church in Holland, Mich., marked its sesquicentennial with events in February, May, August, and October.
The Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates has adopted a protocol to govern how and when it might comment on matters before synod.
After being asked by Synod 2019 to review historical instances of the Church speaking and to define what is an “ecclesiastical matter,” the CRC’s Council of Delegates is recommending the next synod appoint a study committee.
In Jarvis, Ont., the GEMS Girls’ Club at Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church has made its own badge to explore issues of displacement and how to help support the resettlement of people fleeing persecution.
Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Mich., hosted the second global gathering exploring sport and Christianity on Oct. 23-27.
After marking their diamond anniversary Sept. 27, Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., looks to the future “all for God’s glory and for the good of the world.”
A recent report from Pew Research shows 65% of Americans currently describe themselves as Christians, down from 77% in 2009. The percentage of Americans who say they have no religion is now 26%.
In April, Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Mich., was given a pasul (non-kosher) Torah scroll “to enhance students' interest in the Hebrew language and challenge them to go deeper in their study of the Scripture.”
Inspired by working alongside people in economic difficulty, a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Listowel, Ont., helped create a Bridges Out of Poverty workshop.
Paul Brink, a gentle soul who loved the church and loved God’s word, died on Sept. 17 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
Replacing outgoing president Leith Anderson, scholar and pastor Walter Kim will become president of the National Association of Evangelicals, an organization of which the Christian Reformed Church is a member.
Encounter Church, a Christian Reformed congregation in Kentwood, Mich., developed a young adult-directed discipleship class around themes of expectation, calling, and more.
From mob violence to anti-conversion laws to clampdowns on churches, the effects of rising Hindu nationalism under Prime Minister Narendra Modi have left India’s estimated 28 million Christians fearing for their future.
At its meeting in October, the Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates approved a plan to renovate the Grand Rapids, Mich., office building, tearing down one portion and reconfiguring others.
The Council of Delegates met in Grimsby, Ont., from Oct. 9-11, 2019. Acting on behalf of synod, the annual leadership meeting of the Christian Reformed Church, between the meetings of synod, it took action on several issues.