“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.
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August 2019 has been a horrible month for injury and death by gun violence in the United States.
RCA Global Mission is celebrating the past—how it has transformed the world during the last 377 years—and is imagining God’s future for global mission.
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A missional community at a Denver light rail station is growing by leaps and bounds, with more than 20 adult baptisms over the last year. Much of the growth is happening in the homeless community.
Sarah Van Rees and I just returned from a conference focused on family ministry. A key speaker spoke to us about doing church differently.
One night last winter, the predicted temperature was 13 degrees below zero. Three people who lived on the streets in College Point, New York, a neighborhood in Queens, had a major dilemma.
Youth ministry director Cheryl Rozema has tears in her eyes as she describes an act of caring that illustrated the very words of Jesus.
“We were helping to feed homeless people one night,” she says, recalling a youth group service project. “And I saw that one of our boys didn’t have a shirt on—and I knew he came with one.”
The young man had taken off his own shirt, neatly folded it, and placed it on a table for one of the homeless men. The gesture echoed Luke 3:11: “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none…” (NIV).
We didn’t just go there to see what beauty these lands have to offer but to see what trials they both face for peace.
When I was given the opportunity to travel to Israel with the RCA, I came with big expectations.