A roundup of the top news stories from General Synod 2019
Stay up-to-date with recent stories from RCA congregations, mission news, disaster responses, and much more.
What happened on the last day of synod
Resources from synod and resources related to decisions made at synod 2019
Phil Assink will serve as vice president of General Synod 2020
If two-thirds of classes approve, only a simple majority will be needed for any amendments that next year’s General Synod proposes in response to the Vision 2020 Team’s work.
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In gratitude for his more than 40 years of ministry and service to the Reformed Church in America
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On sign-up day, college students start lining up at 4:30 a.m., outside in the cold. They're not pledging fraternities or sororities--they want the first shot at a spot on spring break mission trips.
Prayer meetings set off a light bulb for members of First Reformed Church in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
Faithwalking creates the possibility for real transformation, says Drew Poppleton.
A group of Iowa youth traded in a relaxing weekend to take the plunge, the Urban Plunge—48 hours of working with people in the inner city: feeding the homeless, visiting the elderly, sorting clothing, and serving, serving, serving.
The group, from First Reformed Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa, stepped out of their suburban bubble to discover what life is like for many people who are less fortunate in and around their own community.
"A lot of the main mojo of our church was creating a community where people could process the claims of the Christian faith in an intelligible way," says Jared Ayers, pastor of Liberti, a newly organized RCA church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"We wanted to start a community that would be hospitable for people to be able to investigate the Christian faith, while not assuming they had any background or prior knowledge, or that they would assume large parts of the Christian story were true."
To be a "multi-everything church." That's the hope of three planters of a new church in Long Beach, California.
Their passion is to gather and disciple people of all ages from a variety of socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.