After a succession planning workshop in October, directors of the Canada Corporation of the Christian Reformed Church in North America have decided to hire a transitional executive director to serve CRC ministry in Canada.
Headquartered in southern states, the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Samaritan's Purse teams were prepared to respond to loss and destruction from Dec. 10 tornadoes.
Mary and Mel Elgersma, members of Oostburg Christian Reformed Church in Sheboygan, Wisc., care for aviaries inside of local nursing homes, keeping the birds healthy and cheering the residents.
Christian high schools in Grand Rapids, Byron Center, and Wyoming, Mich., took the state titles in three different divisions in boys soccer Nov. 6.
Activist and abuse survivor Rachael Denhollander will receive the prize and deliver a lecture at a Dec. 15 event hosted by Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sharing food, in increasingly creative ways, is a common faith practice.
Stepping in to host the province-wide tournament just six weeks ahead of its convening, Smithville (Ont.) Christian High School also earned the gold medal—undefeated in all their tournament matches.
The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing arguments this week in a case that some predict could change the course of abortion law in the United States. Reporter Adelle M. Banks reviewed religious news reporting from the 1960s and ’70s, ahead of the Roe v. Wade case that put the law where it is now.
Holland (Mich.) Christian High School’s team of student athletes with intellectual disabilities who play with typically developing partner athletes won a state championship this fall and is headed to a national competition in Florida.
A man of prayer and an inspiration to many, Harvey Ouwinga welcomed each day as a gift and tried to reflect God’s love in every moment. He died Oct. 13.
Many Christian Reformed congregations are located in and around the flooded Sumas prairie area of southern B.C. and northern Washington. They are facing this devastation together.
Emden (Minn.) CRC received a church revitalization grant from its classis. It helped to fund a renovation project that “turns the church into a home, rather than just a place to be on Sunday mornings.”
From pastors’ blogs to published books, curious creation watchers can learn from those who have taken Jesus’ words, “Look at the birds of the air…” (Matt. 6:26), to heart.
Sanctuary Christian Reformed Church in Seattle, Wash., Platte (S.D.) CRC, and Westwood CRC in Kalamazoo, Mich., each have received a 2021 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program grant to fund their pastor’s rest and renewal programs next year.
First Christian Reformed Church of Waupun, Wisc., celebrated its centennial anniversary Aug. 14 and 15, 2021.
After 15 years, Mark Stephenson, is retiring as the director of the Christian Reformed Church’s Disability Concerns ministry. Lindsay Wieland Capel begins as the new director Nov. 15.
With newly published books, podcasts, and a growing annual conference, a group of Christians who identify as LGBTQ and hold to a traditional, biblical sexual ethic is developing.
From welcoming examined candidates into ministry to taking action on requests to synod and other matters, here is the report of Christian Reformed classis meetings of the past several months.
When BJ Magley, cofounder of Heroes Camp in Mishawaka, Ind., was looking for a partner in a mentoring program for girls, she approached Church of the Savior CRC in South Bend, Ind.
With a website launched in September, a team of 15 Christian Reformed pastors, scholars, and leaders want to see the CRC uphold “the historic, beautiful, biblical understanding of human sexuality in doctrine, discipleship, and discipline.”
A missionary and pastor, Bob Ruis was a Christ-focused and mission-focused man with a gift for languages. He died Sept. 30.
The Christian Reformed Church recognizes nine congregations across the U.S. as union, or dually affiliated, churches with the Reformed Church in America. Following the RCA’s General Synod in mid-October, some are contemplating their associations.
Jim Gehrels, a member of Bethlehem Christian Reformed Church in Thunder Bay, Ont., who co-founded the well-drilling charity, Lifewater Canada, has received a posthumous meritorious service medal from the governor general of Canada.
The Faith Communities Today survey found that half of America’s congregations had 65 or fewer people in attendance on any given weekend, a drop from a median attendance level of 137 people in 2000.