Statements of General Synod Page

Statements of General Synod The Reformed Church in America’s General Synod often speaks on important topics that face the church today. Careful and prayerful biblical and theological reflection shapes the church’s response. “Reformed and always reforming,” the church seeks to know the mind of Christ as it strives to be faithful in a changing, complex world. General Synod papers provide…

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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…

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

…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)…

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How to Join the RCA as a Church Page

…where your church meets. Once you have become acquainted, determine if there is sufficient interest on both sides to continue. Topics to discuss Here are some topics to discuss with the classis representatives, likely over a series of gatherings: Express why your church is interested in joining the RCA. Share visions for ministry and evaluate alignment among the church, the…

Confirmation and the Reformed Church Page

…to the Lord’s Table. In the primitive church, the bishop, as the representative of the apostles, performed the entire baptismal rite. In those days each congregation had its own bishop, who was the local pastor. With the growth of the church, however, things began to change. The church of each city came to be divided into smaller worshiping parishes, served…

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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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Blest Be the Tie that Binds: The Theology of Affinity Page

…were members of different regional synods. General Synod 2018 transferred Faith Community Reformed Church of Stickney, Illinois, from the Classis of Chicago, Regional Synod of Mid-America, to City Classis, Regional Synod of the Far West, for the reason “that Faith Community Reformed Church of Stickney can best serve the kingdom as part of City Classis” (MGS 2018, p. 115). Two…

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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…