Mid-America

Lots of fun things to do draws more than 300 young people to an annual retreat in Wisconsin. The youth pastors who plan and lead the retreat make sure there’s plenty of time to go deeper with God too. The result? A faith-building experience that kids can’t wait to get back to.

A 2013 tornado set off a chain of events that eventually connected two ministries in need—even though they didn’t know they needed each other. 

After attending SpringHill Day camp this past summer, more than 100 children made decisions to follow Christ. Many of their families now come to worship at the church that sponsored the camp—the Beecher, Illinois, campus of Faith Church (RCA) in Dyer, Indiana.

The camp has allowed Faith Beecher to build a bridge to the community, especially the junior high school next door.

It’s 7:00 a.m. on a brisk fall Friday morning in Fulton, Illinois.

In the darkness, the lights of First Reformed Church shine brightly through the windows. Inside, the smell of bacon frying draws a trickle of young people into the building, talking and laughing as they meet up with their friends and get ready to face the day.

The Synod of Mid-America is pleased to introduce Chad Schuitema as its new administrative and ministry leader. 

Living Fire Leadership Ministries has a new name and a new face. Re-launched this year as The Journey, the leadership development program has been streamlined to enable more people to participate.

A thriving new campus of Faith Church (RCA) has sprouted from Faith's "enfolding" of a 104-year-old congregation of the Christian Reformed Church.

Before starting a new small group study, one church wrote its own devotional.

The Ridder Church Renewal team at Heartland Community Church (RCA) in Lafayette, Indiana, had been learning a lot, and they wanted to share that with the entire congregation.

Volunteers from “up north” are encouraging the revitalized ministry underway at North Dade Community Church (NDCC), an RCA congregation in southeastern Florida.

With pastor Newton Fairweather leading, NDCC has found new ways to connect with its community, and its ministries are growing. But NDCC’s 1970s-era building needed a lot of work, and the congregation didn’t have the resources to make repairs.

Classis Illiana–Florida has formalized how it supports new church plants.