Biff Gaiten stands at the front door of the new home of Emmaus Road Christian Reformed Church in the Maple Leaf neighborhood of Seattle, Wash., on Sunday mornings and makes sure that he shakes the hand of everyone coming in for worship.But being the greeter is only one of several roles held by Gaiten, who was once homeless in Seattle, in this church that has itself had a few homes before settling into its new facility.
As a community of believers, we seek to introduce people to Jesus Christ and to nurture their faith through all ages and stages of life.
Understanding that the lifelong equipping of leaders is essential for churches and ministries to flourish, we identify, recruit and train leaders to be servants in the Kingdom of God.
Called to be witnesses of Christ's Kingdom to the ends of the earth, we start and strengthen local churches in North America and around the world.
Gospel Proclamation and Worship
Believing that faith comes through the hearing of God's Word, we proclaim the saving message of Jesus Christ and seek to worship him in all that we do.
Mercy and Justice
Hearing the cries of the oppressed, forsaken and disadvantaged, we seek to act justly and love mercy as we walk humbly with our God.
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The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is offering a roundup of experts — its second such event — discussing the best practices to help churches dig beneath the surface when they ordain or install ministers, elders, and deacons.