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 several months.
The governing body of Mennonite Church USA passed resolutions at its May meeting committing to LGBTQ inclusion and repealing instructions to pastors not to officiate at marriages between people of the same sex.
Anticipating Synod 2022’s discussion of the Report of the Committee to Articulate a Foundation-laying Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality, Christian Reformed Church members and local congregations also are talking and listening.
A user-friendly guide to the documents produced for Synod 2022, all of which will be addressed when the synod convenes June 10-16 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
With a church-planting ministry in Japan, Mike De Berdt worked more than anything to point others to Jesus. He died May 14, at age 91.
A pastor and servant-leader, Fred VanderBerg was kind, thoughtful and gentle with a unique sense of humor. He died May 3, at age 69.
Mission of Hope Africa has made connections with Christian Reformed congregations in Michigan to support planting congregations of the Christian Reformed Church of East Africa in Kenya.
Convening by video conferencing, with some technical voting hiccups, the Christian Reformed Church’s general assembly started off with worship and prayer.
Delegates to the Christian Reformed Church’s general assembly elected three ministers and one deacon delegate to be the officers serving Synod 2022.
“Initial investigation results show that approximately 50% of federal Indian boarding schools may have received support or involvement from religious institutions.”
An advisory panel report to Canada’s Minister of National Defence recommends changes to chaplaincy in the Canadian Armed Forces. A Cardus review says those changes would be discriminatory.
First Christian Reformed Church of Ripon, Calif., concluded a years-long process of disaffiliation from the denomination May 10. Regional groups of churches wishing to learn about the process have attended workshops on affiliation/disaffiliation.
Compassionate and caring, with an insatiable love for learning, pastor and chaplain Jim Molenbeek died April 20. He was 73.
‘They are some of the matriarchs and the pillars of our community,’ Buffalo minister says of residents killed in May 14 attack.
What’s the lifespan of a popular worship song? On average 3-4 years, a new study says.
The Banner received the Award of Excellence for denominational (digital) publication from the Evangelical Press Association and an honorable mention for meeting coverage from the Associated Church Press.
Samaritan’s Carriage, an accessible transportation and excursion service founded by members of First Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., recently resumed ministry after being sidelined by the pandemic.
“I grew up on the mission field, and now I am taking that global experience back to Calvin. It’s like taking it full circle.”
Meeting June 10-16 in Grand Rapids, Mich., the general assembly of the Christian Reformed Church might already be on your radar because of the human sexuality report. Here’s what else to watch for.
Synod—the general assembly of the Christian Reformed Church—hasn’t met since 2019. Here’s a reminder of what it is and what it does.
Religion News Service spoke with Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, a United Methodist in the U.S. who serves as a vice moderator for the World Council of Churches central committee.
Ministry share pledges from churches continue to be down; ministry budgets adjust.
Meeting in person for the first time in 26 months, the Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates made some more adjustments to governance structure, heard about budgeting plans, and honored out-going delegates.
The U.S. Corporation of the Christian Reformed Church has appointed a chief executive, and the full Council of Delegates of the CRC is recommending a new ecclesiastical corporation: Christian Reformed Church Worldwide.