RCA Today: Spring 2018

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.

View stories from the Spring 2018 issue.

Synod stories

Churches Learning Change

The Regional Synod of Albany takes greater ownership of Ridder.

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The More Things Change

After 50 years, Cran-Hill Ranch looks different, but its mission has stayed the same.

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Congregations Grow through Ridder: Churches Learning Change

More Heartland churches than ever are participating in Ridder: Churches Learning Change.

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Reformed Leadership Initiative Helps Church Move Forward

Connecting with other Hispanic churches to revitalize ministry and identify mission opportunities has brought new life to La Senda del Amor.

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Disability Advocate Makes Leadership Accessible

Cassie Lokker says empowering people with disabilities means inviting them not just into the church building but also into leadership roles.

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Teachers’ Professional Days Offer Outreach Opportunity

When school is closed for teachers’ professional activity days, students come to First Reformed Church for a day of fun and learning.

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Synod Holds Day of Mission and Ministry Celebration

The Regional Synod of Albany gathered to celebrate ministry among its congregations.

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Refugee Response—One Family at a Time

Churches in Passaic Valley Classis have found a variety of ways to support refugees.

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Life Groups Deepen Faith at First Church

Through small groups, First Church helps its members increase their faith in Jesus and their boldness to share about God’s work in their lives.

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Maplewood Reformed Expands Kids Hope

Maplewood Reformed Church beefs up its mentoring program for neighborhood kids—in part because of the transformation the congregation experienced through the Ridder: Churches Learning Change process.

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