Faith Alive is the publishing ministry of the Christian Reformed Church and the resource provider of the Reformed Church in America. We are committed to enabling vibrant relationships between individuals, churches, communities, and the God who created them all.
We offer curriculum for preschoolers through adults, as well as resources for youth groups, small groups, people with special needs, worship planners, and church leaders.
Mark Rice was appointed as the new director of Faith Alive late in 2008. “This is an exciting time for denominational publishing,” Rice says. “The need has never been greater for distinctly Reformed, high-quality, creative content that meets people’s needs and glorifies God.”
Feedback on our Walk With Me and Kid Connection curricula for children continues to be positive. One church wrote us, “The kids are telling their parents that they do not want to miss class!” We consider that high praise.
Planning is in full swing for a new intergenerational “curriculum” scheduled for release in 2012. This program will lead congregations—from Sunday school children to adults—through the entire Bible each year. Stay tuned as details of this exciting new venture unfold.
Work is also continuing on a new Bible study series called Infuse, the first installment of which will be available early in 2010.
The Banner is exploring ways to expand its online presence to offer readers additional content and spark interaction, while retaining its commitment to excellent content in print.
This year’s training opportunities included the GROW conference for Sunday school leaders and a number of webinars on topics such as autism and children’s ministry.
In our Worship and Music office, preparations continue for a bi-denominational hymnal to be shared with the Reformed Church in America.
Under the leadership of strategic developer Jan Dykman, World Literature Ministries is seeing dramatic results from increased marketing efforts.
Faith Alive is grateful for our faithful customers and for the ministry share support we receive from Christian Reformed church members. It’s a privilege and a blessing to partner with you all!
- God Wins: an 8-session study on the book of Revelation. Includes DVD segments by Rev. Lew Vander Meer.
- The True Story of the Whole World: presents the Bible as a compelling drama that unfolds from beginning to end.
- Pursued by God: a biography of John Calvin to celebrate his 500th birthday.
- The Elder’s Handbook and The Deacon’s Handbook: resource guides for those who serve on council
- Contemporary Songs for Worship: a new collection of 37 contemporary arrangements for congregational singing