Aileen Van Ginkel served as a fraternal delegate to Synod 2012 from the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), of which the Christian Reformed Church is a member.
Aileen Van Ginkel, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, cited the challenge of keeping young adults in the church.
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The organization is made up of 100 different ministries, 35 Christian institutions of higher education, and over 800 congregations. It focuses on government relations within Canada and works with issues such as creation care and education. Its churches also collaborate for ministry across Canada.
Van Ginkel cited the challenge of keeping young adults in the church—a concern with which the CRC is familiar.
“A challenge to all of the church in Canada to consider is how youth and young adults are engaging—or, unfortunately, disengaging—the church,” she said. “It’s a big challenge, and I would really ask you to pray for all of those who are engaged in ministry with this group. I look forward to working with the CRC and partnering with other denominations in the EFC in that area,” she said.
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Ryan Struyk was a former Banner news correspondent for classes Grand Rapids South and Thornapple Valley.