Diversity and Inclusion

God’s call to reconciliation for His people is at the heart of the work that he prepared for us to do as Christians (2 Cor. 5:17‐18). As a body of Christ, the Christian Reformed Church in North America is committed to doing the work of reconciliation and inclusion. By “reconciliation” we mean restoring two or more groups back into right relationship with each other. By “inclusion” we mean the intentional interaction of these groups both in relationship and community participation.

These two values guide the work of the CRCNA and help us to work toward a future when our congregations, leadership, and entire denomination better reflect the full diversity of the body of Christ.

About Us

God’s call to reconciliation for His people is at the heart of the work that he prepared for us to do as Christians (2 Cor. 5:17‐18). As a body of Christ, the Christian Reformed Church in North America is committed to doing the work of reconciliation and inclusion. By “reconciliation” we mean restoring two or more groups back into right relationship with each other. By “inclusion” we mean the intentional interaction of these groups both in relationship and community participation.

These two values guide the work of the CRCNA and help us to work toward a future when our congregations, leadership, and entire denomination better reflect the full diversity of the body of Christ.

To contact the Collaborative, please email diversity-inclusion@crcna.org.

Position Statements

The work of the Collaboration for Diversity and Inclusion is guided by the official position statements of the CRCNA. This includes:

God’s Diverse and Unified Family (1996)

Report of Diversity in Leadership Planning Group II (2013)

Diversity and Inclusion Working Group Report  (2015)

Join Us

The Collaborative for Diversity and Inclusion is seeking to build a database of persons who can serve and advise the Christian Reformed Church and its various ministries, especially from the perspective of diversity and inclusion.

If you are interested in being part of this database, please take this survey. The survey includes about 20 questions, most with multiple choice, and will take you 10-15 minutes to complete.  

As a result of this survey, you may receive invitations to serve in areas of your interest, and invitations to participate in the life of the Christian Reformed Church across North America and in your region.  

You will also be giving us valuable input as we seek to promote diversity and inclusion.  Your responses will be kept confidential, and this data will not be shared with organizations outside of the Christian Reformed Church or with any marketing efforts.

Ethnic Ministry Groups

The Christian Reformed Church in North America includes people from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds. Many of these people meet together for times of mutual support, networking, and to present a unified voice to the broader denomination. These groups include:

Native American/First Nations

Black and Reformed

Consejo Latino

Korean Council

South East Asia Pacific Islander (SEAPI)

East Meets West

Other Important Links

Here are a few additional links related to the work of diversity and inclusion:

Calvin College Diversity & Inclusion

Leadership Development:  Women’s Ministry

Office of Race Relations

Office of Social Justice

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