Regional staff are working to align classes and congregations with the RCA’s new 15-year goal, Transformed & Transforming, using a ministry framework that is already familiar to them. It’s an attempt to capture the essence of Transformed & Transforming while serving the vision, mission, and values of the Far West Region.
Camden Grabill had never shared his faith before he left his home in a small town for college, but that has changed. Going away to school opened up a whole new world of friendships and opportunities to share the good news.
In what was a life-changing experience for many of them, 13 members of First Reformed Church in Doon, Iowa, and Bethel Reformed Church in Lester, Iowa, traveled to San Jose, Costa Rica, on a mission trip June 13-22, 2014.
In the core city of Los Angeles, church planting is under way to transform neighborhoods. The men and women being trained to lead these new churches grew up in and live in the neighborhoods they serve. And that’s why they’re effective.
Darryl Redmond’s childhood in Paterson, New Jersey, was bright—but the city was debilitated by drugs in the 1980s, and he lost hope. Nevertheless, the seeds that were planted by Faith Chapel in Darryl’s youth have grown into an unexpected, yet fruitful, call to ministry.