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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Grassroots Leadership Training

It’s not your standard leadership training program. In the words of Al Hassler, an elder at Rockhills Church (RCA) in San Antonio, Texas, it’s “organic.”

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Super-love for the City

It’s Wednesday night, and artist Michael Moss is at an easel. His pencil strokes bring life to the page—a fist, a muscled arm, a cape.

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From Marketing to Ministry

Salama Warner used to keep up with the Kardashians; now she’s helping the church keep up with its youth.

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