RCA Today: Spring 2017

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

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More from the issue:

Extending Hospitality

When a crucial need arose in Fellowship Reformed Church’s community, one member rallied her church to meet it.

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From Stranger to Sister

How one Palestinian served as an agent of reconciliation

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La Pastora

For many years, Karla Moreno Camacho resisted this role. Now she embraces it.

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The Mission Isn’t Over

As Holly O’Brien and her 11-year-old son Lance discovered, a mission trip can impact you at any age. And its effects last beyond the trip itself.

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The Whole Gospel

A deaf congregation makes the good news accessible for heart and mind.

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Snapshot: Setshabelo Child and Family Services

Abandoned at birth, Lehlohonolo now knows what it means to be loved by a family.

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Imperfect Structure; Perfect Church

What one RCA missionary learned about God’s people from their church building

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One Family’s Journey into Refugee Foster Care

Their daughter was barely a year old when God asked them to become refugee foster parents to a teenager from Eritrea.

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Making Churches Safe for Children

The Regional Synod of Albany equips its churches to protect children from sexual assault and abuse.

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Determining a Church’s DNA

How alpacas and a warm welcome helped shape a new church’s vision for ministry.

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Synod stories

Making Churches Safe for Children

The Regional Synod of Albany equips its churches to protect children from sexual assault and abuse.

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Determining a Church’s DNA

How alpacas and a warm welcome helped shape a new church’s vision for ministry.

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Disability Outreach Program Becomes Church

Friends to Friends Community Church makes a point to have as few barriers to worship as possible. 

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Faithwalking Deepens Discipleship

How the process of Faithwalking inspired a new approach to ministry. 

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Transformation: Hard and Glorious Change

Congregations participating in Ridder Church Renewal find the work of change challenging but worthwhile.

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God Used Us to Bring People to Christ

How “falling in love with lost people” resulted in unexpected transformation. 

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Changing the Outlook

Assessing the health of established churches in the Classis of Delaware-Raritan strengthens their ministry.

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Caring for New Mothers in Need

Kinderhook Reformed Church provides baby clothing for low-income mothers who deliver at the local hospital.

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