Mid-America

It wasn’t until Ann Bilbrew came to Riverdale that she saw a vision for her ministry.

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Reaching out to the neighborhood transformed Wednesday night ministry at Ross Reformed Church in Gary, Indiana.

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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.

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

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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