Heartland

Trying to meet the immediate needs of the millions of people affected by Hurricane Harvey was a daunting task, but three RCA churches in the immediate vicinity were up for the challenge.

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When Kyle Crist, a man with cerebral palsy, took a job at Walmart, a new mission field opened up. RCA Today talked with Kyle about community outreach, disability ministry, and what he learned about people from greeting them at the doors of a big-box store.

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When Case was baptized, his parents promised to raise him to know and love Christ. They never dreamed that this promise would one day impact their entire community.

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By Tim Poppen

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“Ridder is not a project, it’s a process,” says Michael Hardeman. “Leaders need to be transformed in order for the congregation to also transform.”

Churches in the Synod of the Heartland are seeing exciting developments in Church Multiplication and Missional Mosaic. 

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When students work together as a team, their leadership pays off. 

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We talked to people who plan worship in RCA churches. Here’s what they told us about the role worship plays in the spiritual life of their churches.

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They come from different cities, and have different gifts and different goals. But thanks to a nonprofit bakery, young women are learning to break down social barriers. 

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In Northwest Iowa, churches are spurring each other on to better discipleship. 

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