Fall 2015

Until recently, Korean-language speakers had no options for RCA ministry training in their native language. Now the MFCA offers a new path to ministry for Korean-speaking students

Why is it so hard for us to take a sabbath? Why do we struggle to rest in the knowledge that God is at work?

Rural ministry isn’t for everyone. But April Fiet has come to love being the pastor of a rural church.

A summer camp where children learn to sew and to cook? First Reformed Church of Wynantskill thinks it’s a great idea. Their campers create things to share with neighbors in need.

West-Coast church planter Keith Allen felt called to Providence, Rhode Island, the “least Bible-minded” city in the U.S. His biggest challenge was not knowing the culture.

“The best way for a church to renew is to participate in the planting of a new church,” says Doug McClintic. And that’s just what five RCA and CRC churches are doing: planting a church together.

Lou Lotz says it’s rare that Christians appreciate the richness of liturgy, the pleasure of tithing, and the necessity of confession anymore. In this column, he reflects on the cost of losing this understanding. 

Noticing the need for specialized childcare among families whose children have disabilities, a New Jersey church began offering free childcare to alleviate the strain. 

The Bridge Faith Community is an unusual church plant. Instead of pews, there are tables and chairs, and the scent of roasted coffee fills the room.

Faith Church in Indiana is growing. To keep up, it has developed the Leadership Training Residency to train new leaders for ministry.