“Which generations of your ancestors have been involved in the Christian Reformed Church?”
“If anywhere needs the gospel, it is here,” says church planter Sean Taylor, who for the past two years has mounted a display depicting symbols of Christ’s passion in downtown Lynden, Wash.
Julius Vigh, a faithful pastor and devoted family man, died Nov. 30, 2022, four days after joining family for a final Thanksgiving gathering.
Requests, communications, and actions of the regional assemblies of Christian Reformed churches include calls to pursue ‘scriptural and confessional unity,’ to clarify the use of gravamina, and to revisit the confessional status of a Synod 2022 decision.
A two-decades old compassionate quilt ministry attracted the attention, time—and more than 50 donated quilts—of a West End (Edmonton, Alta.) Christian Reformed Church member.
When Campus Edge Fellowship at Michigan State University hosted its weekly Bible study Feb. 13—the night of a campus shooting that killed three students—locked-out graduate students sheltered at the fellowship house.
Faith-based groups, like Presbyterian elder Donnie Wedgworth’s group of church-affiliated 60+ friends, often play a key role in cleaning up after disasters and nourishing communities.
Ruby Rissley was 7 years old when she was struck and killed by a car while on her way home from school. Nine months later, her parents started a nonprofit called “Be A Ruby,” sharing food, clothing, and love in her memory.
Ottawa-based think tank Cardus presses “Toward a Hopeful Future: Facing Down Religious Hate” as hate crimes targeting religious communities in Canada have reached their highest point since 2009.
The Manhattan (Mont.) Christian High School boys’ basketball team achieved their second consecutive Class “C” State Championship win March 11.
The board for the Washington Elementary School District recently voted to not renew a student teaching partnership with Arizona Christian University, saying the university’s policies “do not align with our commitment to create a safe place for our LGBTQ+ students, staff, and community.”
After 50 years of ordained ministry in Sri Lanka and U.S. churches, Neville Koch lived two-and-a-half years with Lewy Body Dementia and died Feb. 15, 2023. He was 78.
The first woman to be named majority leader in the Michigan State Senate, Winnie Brinks, is a member of the Christian Reformed Church.
An Education Department spokesperson said the more than 600 comments received on the matter will be reviewed before a final rule is issued.
While there are 32.5 million people classed as refugees worldwide, sponsors in Canada are waiting as many as three years from the time of application to welcoming expected newcomers.
At Lee Street Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming, Mich., English speakers and Spanish speakers spend 30 minutes together once a week to practice one another’s language.
A Christian Reformed Church worship survey in 2018 found that many more CRC congregations were celebrating specific liturgical seasons/days than they did in a previous worship survey 19 years earlier.
Genuine prayer and a willingness to follow God’s leading turned a Coffee Break Bible study leader into a Bible teacher for her own young-adult and now adult grandchildren, leading many to Christ.
Looking to understand more clearly the decisions of the Christian Reformed Church’s 2022 synod and hear details from the human sexuality report in their own language, leaders in the Ko-Am Classis invited theology professor Jeffrey Weima to present on the report.
The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada released a statement Feb. 21 affirming duty to care to those who are suffering and resolving “to ensure people with disability, chronic illness and mental health struggles are welcomed into full participation and belonging.”
The 13 days of continuous, spontaneous worship at Asbury University inspired an arena worship service not far from the school and similar services at other colleges.
The Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee has deemed five congregations to be “not in friendly cooperation with the Convention” for having women serve in the role of pastor, against SBC teaching. The decision is appealable.
“Our neighbors see the value of Christians working together,” says one steering committee member of Better Together: A Third Way. He hopes all sides of the same-sex marriage issue inside the CRC would see the value of working together.
The Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates finds the large-scale biannual events to be too costly and not popular enough to continue. Council voices in favor of the events urge CRC not to lose emphasis on relationship.