Missionary, church planter and prison chaplain, Henk Smidstra, was a blessing to many people. He passed away in Langley Hospice on September 21, 2017.
Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Brighton, Ont., helped coordinate local church efforts to shower their neighbors with free items, carnival games, haircuts, and more.
Free weekly bingo games are part of Calvary Christian Reformed Church’s goal to “welcome people as often as possible, in every way possible” in Wyoming, Mich.
CRC leaders write that as Christians, we believe that the family is a core component to God’s structuring of society.
Perhaps because it was a synod bathed in prayer, delegates were trying out new ways of practicing unity.
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.
The Christian Reformed Church welcomed two ecumenical delegates to address synod (general assembly) Tuesday afternoon.
“We named courageous women from the past, present, and future of our denomination,” said Denise Posie, the CRC’s director of leadership development for women and ethnic ministry. “We can’t neglect the history.”
Synod delegates spent time in discussion and in prayer for reconciliation.
In press releases describing the planned changes, both schools reiterated their commitment to their Reformed Christian perspective and suggested the change in status would increase their reach.
This year’s young adult representatives at synod are impressed by the process.