Creating Bylaws for your Church Page

…Name. What is the official name of the church, as stated in the articles of incorporation? By what other names is the church known that will or could be used to identify the church? Example: The name of this church is Iglesia Alas de Águila, translated in English as Eagle’s Wings Church. This church, a member church of the Reformed…

Historical Series books Page

…now the First Church of Albany provides a fascinating look into church life in the early decades of the Dutch Reformed Church in America. A Digest and Index of the Minutes of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America, 1906-1957 and A Digest and Index of the Minutes of the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America…

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A Culture of Church Planting Blog Post

…for generations The Living Well is the newest church plant in a lineage of growth. Its parent church, The Bridge, was planted eight years ago by Centerpoint Church (RCA) in Kalamazoo. With each church it plants, Centerpoint is committed to multiplying into new generations of church communities. Over the course of nearly 15 years, Centerpoint Church has been a part…

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General Synod Recognizes Missional Impact Partner Churches Blog Post

City, MI* Faith Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI* Fellowship Reformed Church, Holland, MI** Fifth Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, MI* First Reformed Church, Aplington, IA* First Reformed Church, Baldwin, WI* First Reformed Church, Grandville, MI** First Reformed Church, Harrison, SD** First Reformed Church, Ireton, IA First Reformed Church, Melvin, IA* First Reformed Church, Orange City, IA** First Reformed Church, Pella, IA** First…

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Signatories Page

…thriving congregations Reformed Church in America MI Rev Stephanie Doeschot Christ’s Church MO Molly Towne Reformed Church in America MI Elder Robin Suydam Six Mile Run Reformed Church NJ Rev. Stacey Duensing Pastoral Resident of Discipleship Lynnwood Reformed Church New York Arlene Walters-Waldorf Retired Executive Director of RCWM RCA Women’s Transformation and Leadership Team Colorado Andrea DiPace Reformed Church of…

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Synod Recognizes 54 Missional Impact Partner Churches Blog Post

…Reformed Church, Holland, MI First Reformed Church, Melvin, IA First Reformed Church, Orange City, IA* First Reformed Church, Pella, IA* First Reformed Church, Rock Rapids, IA First Reformed Church, Sheldon, IA First Reformed Church, Sibley, IA First Reformed Church, Sioux Center, IA* First Reformed Church, Sully, IA First Reformed Church, Zeeland, MI Hamlin Reformed Church, Castlewood, SD Heartland Reformed Church,…

Offices of the church Page

“Christ, according to the New Testament, has appointed officers to govern the church under himself. Their authority to govern derives from him even though they are elected by the people.” –Preamble, RCA Book of Church Order To hold office in the church is a God-given responsibility, not a superior position. Three offices exist within the local church: elder, deacon, and…

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A Church for the City Blog Post

In the city of brotherly love, Liberti Center City shows the love of Jesus to the people who know it the least and need it the most. Deep in the heart of Philadelphia, Liberti Center City (RCA) stands practically in the shadow of Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted and the Constitution of the United States was…

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Synod Recognizes Missional Impact Partner Churches Blog Post

…to support RCA mission and ministry: Abbe Reformed Church – Clymer, New York Addisville Reformed Church – Richboro, Pennsylvania American Reformed Church – Orange City, Iowa Antelope Valley Reformed Church – Revillo, South Dakota Bethany Reformed Church – Clara City, Minnesota Bethel Reformed Church – Leota, Minnesota Central Reformed Church – Oskaloosa, Iowa Central Reformed Church – Sioux Center, Iowa…

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Synod Recognizes Missional Impact Partner Churches Blog Post

…Clara City, Minnesota Bethel Reformed Church – Leota, Minnesota Calvary Reformed Church – Ripon, California Central Reformed Church – Oskaloosa, Iowa Central Reformed Church – Sioux Center, Iowa Chandler Reformed Church – Chandler, Minnesota* Colts Neck Reformed Church – Colts Neck, New Jersey Ebenezer Reformed Church – Leighton, Iowa* Faith Reformed Church – Traverse City, Michigan Faith Reformed Church –…

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Bringing a Church to Life Blog Post

…The first came after he agreed to be a last-minute delegate to General Synod 2016. He knew he’d be voting on issues facing the church, but he also had a secondary agenda: “What could I do for my little church here on the corner in Yakima, Washington, at East Valley Reformed? “Honestly, our church was literally dying, because the average…

The Belgic Confession Page

church, when such persons are elected who are faithful and are chosen according to the rule that Paul gave to Timothy.76 76 1 Tim. 3 Article 31: The Officers of the Church We believe that ministers of the Word of God, elders, and deacons ought to be chosen to their offices by a legitimate election of the church, with prayer…