Janssen, a General Synod professor emeritus, passed away due to complications from COVID-19.
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In response to the financial need of churches, the denomination has made assessment adjustments. And, in the U.S., opportunities for relief are also available through the CARES Act.
Two RCA commissions call the church to act in response to prejudices and acts of racism brought forth by COVID-19.
In challenging economic times, borrowing churches now have options to relieve loan payments.
Eddy Alemán reflects on the words of Isaiah in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Plus tips for livestreaming your worship, setting up online giving, and more.
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The denomination is encouraged to dedicate January 19 as a day of prayer and fasting to discern how to be a Christ-like presence in the midst of conflict and disaster.
The Board of Benefits Services (BOBS) of the RCA has been awarded a second grant to address financial struggles that can impair the ability of pastors to lead congregations effectively.
A process that starts with staff will also equip churches for thriving, both now and in the future.
Felix Theonugraha was installed as the 12th president of Western Theological Seminary (WTS) in Holland, Michigan, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
The Vision 2020 Team met October 28–29, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, continuing the work that God and the General Synod have called us to do.
At its meeting last week, the RCA’s Commission on Christian Action highlighted the precarious political situation in northeastern Syria. The commission urges RCA members to contact their political representatives to advocate for vulnerable people groups in the area.
The advisory board for the two denominations’ “third space” has been hard at work, hiring a director and developing a tool to match churches to renewal pathways.
The Discipleship priority area of Transformed & Transforming, the RCA’s 15-year vision for ministry, has three new leaders, all of whom bring specific skills and gifts to their part-time positions that they started September 3.
As the Vision 2020 Team, we met September 19–20, 2019, at the Cenacle Retreat Center in Chicago, Illinois. We did so with the awareness that many people are praying for our work and for our beloved denomination.
“In the RCA, we have been working for years to end racism, and this statement reflects our heart on this issue,” says Eddy Alemán, RCA general secretary.