Felix Theonugraha was installed as the 12th president of Western Theological Seminary (WTS) in Holland, Michigan, on Wednesday, October 30, 2019.
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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.
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Todd Billings was in a fog after finding out he had incurable cancer. In the darkness, he came to understand lament—and God—in new ways.
RCA missionaries have played a key role in the incredible growth of the Presbyterian Church in Chiapas, Mexico, over the past 90 years. Today that church of about 800,000 believers is fully self-supporting and has started sending missionaries of its own. It’s the ideal model of RCA mission—working ourselves out of a job.
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.
What’s a Giant Killer award? At Grace Church, it’s just one of the new ways they’re encouraging and developing leaders in the church.
The Movement, a church plant in Minneapolis, celebrates how God has grown the church in spite of minimal resources.
Our Lord’s Community Church (RCA) in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is making discipleship a group effort. Through its “D-groups” (D for discipleship), which typically spring from “C-groups” (C for community), the church is challenging members to deepen their faith and reach out to others.
And there’s been enough fruit in the experience that the church is now working with other congregations in Central Plains Classis to help them improve disciple-making.
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.