Those who attended Inspire 2017 were privileged to view a video that showed multiple speakers reciting the Apostles Creed. With each speaker voicing a single phrase, the compiled results provided an amazing testimony of belief, made all the more significant because the speakers were primarily children, teens, and adults with disabilities.
Our Shared Ministry
Our Shared Ministry is a place to hear, discuss, and celebrate the ministry that we, as the Christian Reformed Church, are involved in across North America and around the world.
What sorts of worship practices clearly proclaim that all ages are welcome as the community gathers for worship?
Destination Church in St. Thomas, Ont., is a congregation that has been intentional about including everyone from their community, regardless of their struggles and perceived abilities.
Between August and September 2017, three major hurricanes hit the United States. These storms had a ripple effect that caused difficult situations for many people.
종교의 자유에 대한 제한은 북미에서조차도 점점 현실이 되고 있습니다.
Each year during August, 34 Calvin student athletes travel to the mountainous Gainey Ranch in Montana for a weeklong retreat on Christian leadership.
Mekai Bailey, a busy 7-year-old, listens to Kids Corner every night to calm himself down at the end of the day.
Out of all the doors Amir* and Hassan* could have knocked on, they chose David Kromminga’s. That was exactly the door they needed.
We seek to live faithfully in a hurting, divided, and broken world. It seems, more and more, that being a Christian puts us in a category of being irrelevant, weird, or even hate-mongers.
An unprecedented number of Christian Reformed churches will mark the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church this year, just two years after synod encouraged churches to mark this day.
Persecution takes many forms and happens in unexpected places.
We just got back from another date. This time it was longer and more involved, but we also gave each other plenty of room for time apart.
Anshu’s life had been one of uncertainty and instability.
We don’t have to discover God’s call on our own. Sometimes God speaks to us through many people over a long period.
Thirteen-year-old Salma is a bright and friendly girl who dreams of completing her studies and becoming self-reliant.
Serving as an ordained pastor is one way God can use people for ministry, but there are many other types of service. Here are a few stories of men and women serving God’s kingdom through the Christian Reformed Church in a variety of ways.
In the lead up to next year’s Canadian National Gathering, musician and worship leader Jeremy Benjamin will be spreading a musical message from the Heidelberg Catechism to Christian Reformed Church congregations across Canada,
About his life following graduation in 2017 from Calvin College, Garrett Bazany says modestly, “Just me living my normal life and staying active. . . .
One day, Moussa got on his bike and rode down a path. When he neared some bushes, several bandits jumped out and blocked his path. They stole his money and bicycle.
While the church is shrinking in North America, globally the church is growing. This has shifted how we approach and carry out global ministry.
Two Chinese scholars at the forefront of their fields never imagined that one conversation would lead them to study in West Michigan, creating new connections and bringing fresh approaches to research into Reformed thought.
The agencies of the Christian Reformed Church continue to join in the work that began on Pentecost, equipping congregations and church denominations across the globe.
Calvin Theological Seminary recently hosted a lecture by Matthew Tuininga titled “Politics and the Kingdom of God: John Calvin’s Theology of Christian Public Engagement.”
Last June, Synod 2017 called for an annual Day of Justice to be held in churches beginning on Aug. 19, 2018.