RCA Today: Fall 2016 Synod Stories

View stories from regional synods of the RCA from the Fall 2016 issue of RCA Today. Read them all, or sort by region.

Interrupted by Grace

Corey Buchanan went from convict to commissioned pastor.

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Exercising Her Gifts

Barbara Pimentel is defeating obstacles so elders, deacons, and laity can lead in her church and across the RCA.

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Leader Sees Herself as Team Player

In a world where leadership is glamorized, glorified, and even the subject of academic degrees, Marion van den Akker resists the word.

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Churches Come Together at Intersection

Intersection is working toward multicultural ministry in Holland, Michigan.

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If You Build It

Four pastors, four churches, four states. Each church has completed a building project, is in the middle of one, or has one on the horizon.

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Passing the Baton

Many churches prefer a “clean break,” where the previous pastor is gone before the next arrives. But the pastoral transition at Calgary Community in Calgary, Alberta, was seamless thanks to one thing: mentoring.

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When a Church Meets in a Factory

LifeQuest cares for workers by hosting a holiday barbecue.

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Coffeehouse Serves as Community Outreach

It reads like a modern-day parable: unexpected guests, and somehow the food was enough to go around. 

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Small Church on a Big Mission

A Colorado pastor takes a look at what transformational discipleship can look like in a small church. 

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Finding Identity in Israel

What better place to explore a biblical connection to identity than in the land where the Israelites wrestled with it? That’s what intergenerational mentoring pairs did this summer.

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