A pastor of the Christian Reformed church who led the ministry of Disability Concerns for 14 years, Rev. Dr. James Lee Vanderlaan died Aug. 18 at age 81.
After visiting 60 Chrisitan Reformed congregations across Canada through 2018 and 2019 Jeremy Benjamin sees a “real understanding of putting our faith into action when it comes to kingdom work in our cities.”
For 32 years, Tim Palmer devoted his life to the people of Nigeria as a seminary professor and scholar. He died Aug. 20 at age 68.
Diet Eman, a Dutch resistance hero during World War II who died Sept. 3, wrote for The Banner and shared her story in her later years. See here what she wrote.
A pastor who sought to emphasize Jesus’ command to love one another, Jim Mantel died Aug. 16.
Mark Charles, speaker and author with Navajo and American-Dutch lineage with a history in the Christian Reformed Church, is running an independent campaign for the U.S. presidency, desiring to build a nation where “‘We the people’ truly means all the people.”
Dordt University’s two Pro-Tech programs offer students a different way to train for careers in agriculture and manufacturing.
An annual middle-school service project at a New Brighton, Minn., church multiplied its impact this summer as two other Christian Reformed congregations came on board.
Members of the youth group from Immanuel Christian Reformed Church in Orange City, Iowa, traveled to the Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota this summer, helping to run a Vacation Bible School for about 65 kids.
With three days, 100-plus people, and church members aged 2 to 90, First Christian Reformed Church in Oskaloosa, Iowa, launched a mission in Mahaska County to love their neighbors with action.
A week after fires destroyed three unoccupied buildings and caused damage to the current church sanctuary of Naschitti (N.M.) Christian Reformed Church, the council still faces unanswered questions.
Several Christian Reformed congregations have been finding support through conflict by following The Colossian Way, a practice designed to help participants grow spiritually while engaging difficult problems.
Dwayne Thielke, pastor and longtime missionary in the Philippines, died July 27 following three months in the hospital for complications of heart bypass surgery.
At Wild Wonder in Willoughby Christian Reformed Church in Langley, B.C., children saw how God cares for his creation and learned how they are able to take care of it, too.
Youth and leaders from Bellevue CRC spent a weekend in July engaging with different ministries in and around the campus of the University of Washington and the CRC church plant Church on the Ave.
The Christan Reformed Church released a statement Aug. 8, grieving the loss of life in recent shootings and calling members to “take an active stance against false narratives” and “stand up against racism and acts of white supremacy.”
If you want to know everything Synod 2019 did, you will need to read the full Acts of Synod, all 50,000 words of it. This Guide contains an overview of the major touchpoints.
Gary Bekker, who served as director of Christian Reformed World Missions from 2001 to 2017 and recently left the directorship of Raise Up Global Ministries, will retire this month.
For the 720 registrants at Inspire 2019, energy and uncertainty were in the air, anticipating inevitable change for the Christian Reformed Church. “Incarnational mission” was one of the themes explored.
A 114-year-old house in Grand Rapids, Mich., is getting a makeover to serve people previously without homes. The housing project is the mission of The Well House. A partnership with World Renew’s Disaster Response Services is providing labor.
In a statement released July 19, 2019, the Christian Reformed Church encouraged its members to express “the great value of refugee resettlement programs to their elected officials.”
Close to 600 women gathered at the 50th annual GEMS Girls’ Clubs conference, meeting last week in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Members of Prosper Christian Reformed Church in Falmouth, Mich., are welcoming community members to a whole summer of anniversary celebrations.
Energetic, humble and approachable, John Klomps lived life as an adventure. He pastored four congregations and served in leadership of two Christian organizations. He died June 12 at the age of 85.