At its February meeting the Christian Reformed Church’s Council of Delegates endorsed an allocation of next year’s ministry shares with 29.5% going to congregational ministries, 27% to the CRC’s governance offices, 19.5 % to Resonate and so on.
The Council of Delegates of the Christian Reformed Church met by video conference Feb. 15-17.
Meeting separately Feb. 16, the boards that govern Christian Reformed Church ministry in the U.S. and in Canada heard reports, discussed nominees, and made plans for continued ministry work in each country.
The CRC’s Council of Delegates is recommending Synod 2023 appoint Resonate Global Mission’s current acting Canada director as the agency’s new director.
Part of the goal of the series, says the president of the group behind it, is to highlight the conservative theological stances of many Black Christians.
Filled with two freshly made meals and accompanying produce and dairy, Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church’s bi-weekly food boxes are meeting a need in its Trenton, Ont., community.
Cor Pool, known as a kind and compassionate person who loved sharing the love of Jesus, died Jan. 22. He was 71.
Students have packed the chapel and overflow spaces at Asbury University for nearly a week, holding round-the-clock prayer and worship.
The choir’s example has helped convince Kenyan churches to embrace Deaf culture.
Named for the popular author and retired pastor, Tim Keller, the new center with an inaugural class of 26 fellows hopes to help churches ‘close the back door; open the front door; and send out the equipped’ with the gospel.
A Christian Reformed Church member in Calgary, who serves on the board of the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, and an Edmonton CRC member known for his contributions to preserving Alberta history were recognized for community service.
A humble but confident preacher who loved to sing hymns and continued to preach into his mid-80s, Les Van Essen died Jan. 15 at age 87.
East Side CRC in Cleveland, Ohio, marked 150 years of ministry last year. One of its last remaining programs ministers to girls in its community.
After working for four years to help women leaving domestic abuse, a Wyoming, Mich., charity started by members of the Calvary Christian Reformed Church is increasing its capacity to offer stable, safe housing.
A third ‘Canadian Conversation’ met virtually Jan. 28. Attendees heard updates on Christian Reformed ministry in Canada and discussed God’s calling as congregations sort through implications of Synod 2022’s confessional decisions around human sexuality.
A joyful and tenderhearted pastor who served in ministry for more than 40 years, Bert VanAntwerpen died Jan. 10. He was 85.
Friends described retired pastor and professor Sidney DeWaal with words like ‘inspirational leader,’ ‘wise counselor,’ and ‘loving man.’ After living for several years with Alzheimer’s Disease, he died Jan. 1 at age 87.
A heavy equipment operator who retrained as a pastor and returned to truck driving in retirement, Ray Steigenga was sincere and hard-working. He died Jan. 7 at age 77.
Washington-based Center for Public Justice has awarded its annual prize for social policy research, granting one of three prizes for research about returning citizens at Calvin University.
Classis Grand Rapids East of the Christian Reformed Church won’t discern ‘any further action’ about a congregation instructed to remove its deacon who is in a same-sex marriage until the adjudication of that congregation’s appeal.
‘Work to build a culture of life is far from complete,’ says national March for Life president.
North Korea has returned to the top of the World Watch List with its highest-ever persecution score after an increased number of arrests of Christians under its ‘anti-reactionary thought’ law.
Almost 400 Orthodox Christian theologians from 44 countries convened in the largest international conference of its kind Jan. 12 in Greece.
The Association of Theological Schools reports that professional degrees are attracting a higher percentage of students at theological schools across the U.S. and Canada, while the Master of Divinity is falling off in enrollment.