Policies Page

…in connection with the Site. Excluding any User Content that you may provide, you are aware that all the intellectual property rights, including copyrights, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets, in the Site and its content are owned by Reformed Church in America or Reformed Church in America’s suppliers. Note that these Terms and access to the Site do not give…

Theological resources by, for, and about women in the church Page

…Women’s Experience. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1988. Chung Hyun Kyung. Struggle to be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women’s Theology. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990. Coakley, John W. and Renée S. House, eds. Patterns and Portraits: Women in the History of the Reformed Church in America (The Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America, No. 31). Grand Rapids:…

Statements of General Synod Page

church offices to offend against his or her conscience. Nor shall any church member be penalized for conscientious objection to, or support of, the ordination of women to church offices. Nor shall any minister of the Word or church member obstruct by unconstitutional means the election, ordination, or installation of a woman to church offices. (MGS 1980: 275) In 1989,…

Vision 2020 team

Reformed Church in America Vision 2020 Team Final Report Page

…the percentage of the congregational vote, a recent transfer of property to the church, forgiveness of or adjustment to assessments or indebtedness, and the recent investment of classis funds in the ministry of the church when considering the division of the assets of the church. A church that is withdrawing is encouraged to continue support of RCA missionary personnel and…

Restructuring Team Final Report Page

…in our world today. We recognize many other Scriptures and themes also speak to the role of the church, and we have sought to listen to the whole testimony of Scripture as we discerned how the Reformed Church in America could move together in mission in the years to come. — Read the feedback from the first and second round…

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Seven People Doing Powerful Ministry through Worship Blog Post

…We’re all learning from one another,” Alfred Correa says. Watch the Brighton Heights youth choir performance of “Joyful, Joyful.”    Karl Digerness and Minna Choi Director of worship arts and choir director City Church of San Francisco San Francisco, California At City Church, Karl Digerness writes original music, Minna Choi composes all of her own choral arrangements, and the worship…

Liberti Block Party

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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Super-love for the City Blog Post

…because of the church’s involvement with City Mission. City Mission is a Christian nonprofit seeking the transformation of its corner of New York City—Elmhurst—by empowering the people who live there. Right now, it works primarily with the shelter. While this superhero drawing class is outside the norm, it’s completely in line with the City Mission philosophy. Their work at the shelter…

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For the City Blog Post

…the people of Highbridge—and she’s also sharing her church-planting knowledge as a co-leader of the New York City Kingdom Enterprise Zone. A KEZ is a joint partnership between the RCA and Christian Reformed Church of North America, focused on church planting and strengthening churches. Taitt and her co-leader, Peter Armstrong, lead pastor at Dwell Church (itself a relatively new CRC…

Historical Series books Page

…growing church. The historical reflection placed in the context of the present church will provide a helpful resource for new missionaries and mission executives as well. Minutes of the Christian Reformed Church, Edited by Janet Sjaarda Sheeres. Classical Assembly 1857-1870, General Assembly 1867-1879, Synodical Assembly 1880. The Netherlands Reformed Church, by Karel Biel (translation and introduction by Allan J. Janssen)…