As the Christian Reformed Church in North America, we are called to express the good news of God’s kingdom that transforms lives and communities.

We seek to carry out this calling individually and as congregations. And we join with each other through regional assemblies (called classes) and denominational ministries, in the firm belief that together we can do more.

Our denominational ministries and initiatives reflect our five-fold calling. Although many fit into more than one calling, they can generally be grouped as follows:

Faith Formation

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.

Faith Formation Ministries
Calvin College
Coffee Break
Faith Alive Christian Resources
The Banner

Global Mission

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.

Back to God Ministries International
Christian Reformed Home Missions
Christian Reformed World Missions

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.

Calvin Theological Seminary
Worship Ministries

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.

World Renew
Aboriginal Ministry (Canada)
Centre for Public Dialogue (Canada)
Disability Concerns
Office of Social Justice
Race Relations
Safe Church

Servant Leadership

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.

Candidacy Committee
Chaplaincy & Care
Pastor Church Resources
Sustaining Congregational Excellence
Sustaining Pastoral Excellence
The Network
World Literature Ministries / Libros Desafío
Young Adult Leadership Taskforce (YALT)


Synodical Committees, Task Forces, and Initiatives

Committee to Provide Pastoral Guidance Regarding Same-sex Marriage
Committee to Study Religious Persecution and Religious Liberty
Diversity and Inclusion
Doctrine of Discovery Task Force
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations (EIRC)
Joining Home Missions and World Missions
The Blanket Exercise
Together Again

Other Denominational Services

CRC Foundation
Loan Fund (US)
Synodical Services


Affiliated Agencies
Non-Denominational Agencies