RCA Today: Spring 2016

RCA Today shares God's transforming work in the RCA, creating connections and equipping and inspiring people to further transform their churches and communities.

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In Step with the Spirit

Keith Clapp really deepened his faith in the last year. The catalyst? A survey he took online. “It’s changed my life completely,” he says.

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Church Opposes Pipeline as Act of Stewardship

Our faith directs us to be champions for the voiceless, including the natural environment. Many Christians have adopted “green” habits as a result of their faith.

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Working to Keep Hope Alive

Life is hard—often very hard—for those living under military occupation with continuing land confiscations, restrictions on travel, arbitrary arrests and detention, and ongoing violence.

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My Voice: Love Fills the Small Things

When Kanoko came to United States for college, she thought there was no way she would become a Christian.

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Hope and Fun Found at Summer Camp

For over 45 years, staff have been welcoming summer campers to Camp Shalom. That tradition continues today in the farm regions of Cambridge, Ontario. 

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Crossing Boundaries

Every time I cross between Canada and the United States, a border guard glares at me and barks the requisite inquiry. Usually the answer is “no,” but this time I hesitate.

 

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From the General Secretary: How to Make Deeper Disciples

General secretary Tom De Vries looks to Jesus for a biblical definition of discipleship. 

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400 People and 10,000 Blessings

The task of members at Bethany Reformed Church is to “simply be kind to people in the name of Jesus, and report back—to encourage each other with what we’ve done.”

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Learning to Be Agile Helps Church Leaders

Church leaders gathered to challenge their own—and each other’s—assumptions about race and culture. 

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Platform: Do You Know Jack?

Joaquin Ramos found himself in prison 22 years ago after committing manslaughter.

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