CRCNA News Feed https://www.crcna.org/ en New Director Appointed for Disability Concerns https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/new-director-appointed-disability-concerns <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_web_2021-10-15_lindsay-wieland-capel.jpg?itok=Xzeo59US" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> <p>The Council of Delegates approved Lindsay Wieland Capel as the new director of Disability Concerns.</p> Fri, 15 Oct 2021 17:57:06 +0000 Kristen deRoo VanderBerg 4482065 Canadian Advisory Committee on Antiracism https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/canadian-advisory-committee-antiracism <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_web_2021-10-14_canadian-advisory-committee-on-antiracism.jpg?itok=neKj5feg" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> At its October meeting, the CRCNA Canada Corporation appointed seven people to a new committee focused on antiracism and intercultural conciliation in Canada. Thu, 14 Oct 2021 20:26:35 +0000 Kristen deRoo VanderBerg, CRC Communications 4482064 Addressing the Pain from Domestic Abuse https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/addressing-pain-domestic-abuse <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_crc-news_safechurch.jpg?itok=3Xyi_I4c" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Michael Ten Haken had no idea what he was getting into when he joined a group seeking to set up a domestic abuse court in his community. Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:18:36 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482062 Planting Multiethnic Churches along the U.S. East Coast https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/planting-multiethnic-churches-along-us-east-coast <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_crc-news_multiethnicchurches.jpg?itok=GS37M1jr" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Marco Avila learned many lessons as a church planter that he now uses as a regional leader for Resonate Global Mission. Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:15:17 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482061 CRCNA Supports Investigation into Boarding Schools https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/crcna-supports-investigation-boarding-schools <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_crc-news_Indigeousschools.jpg?itok=5Lt2mfbg" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> The recent discovery of unmarked graves at a boarding school in Canada has prompted a U.S. investigation into its own schools. Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:10:37 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications, wire service reports 4482060 Earthkeeping and the Church https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/earthkeeping-and-church <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_crc-news_creationcare.jpg?itok=f1gvpbY9" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Kyle Meyaard-Schaap describes differences among groups in their willingness to answer God's call to care for creation. Wed, 13 Oct 2021 14:53:19 +0000 Joan Huyser-Honig, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, Evangelical Environmental Network 4482059 A Ministry of Stories https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/ministry-stories <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_crc-news_reframe.jpg?itok=A-LpQ-9b" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Marc Zumhagen’s background of family storytelling helps him in his work as a chaplain. Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:12:18 +0000 4482056 ‘Inspiring Gifts’ Campaign Launches https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/inspiring-gifts-campaign-launches <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_crc-news_gifts.jpg?itok=Q9YiFlPW" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> A series of videos showcases many resources available for helping local congregations and individuals in their work of ministry. Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:05:25 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482055 Singing Praises in Prison https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/singing-praises-prison <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt=" Bob Arbogast wrote September 2021’s &lt;em&gt;Today&lt;/em&gt; devotionals with prisoners in mind. " class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_crc-news_today.jpg?itok=DQzIaKP7" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption"> Bob Arbogast wrote September 2021’s <em>Today</em> devotionals with prisoners in mind. </div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Reframe Ministries</div> </article> <br /> September’s Today devotionals were written in part with a special audience in mind— approximately 13,500 prisoners. Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:59:43 +0000 Daniel Yonge, ReFrame Ministries 4482054 Provost’s Book Wins Aldersgate Prize https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/provosts-book-wins-aldersgate-prize <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-10/Graphics_crc-news_calvin.jpg?itok=n5L78l1Y" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> In July, Noah Toly began his tenure as Calvin University provost. Two months later, his book on environmental ethics received the Aldersgate Prize. Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:49:34 +0000 Matt Kucinski, Calvin University 4482053 Boosting Ethnic Ministries in the CRC https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/boosting-ethnic-ministries-crc <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_ethnicministries.jpg?itok=aCcF4z4N" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Viviana Cornejo combines her love of history with a Spirit-inspired passion for race-relations ministry. Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:25:04 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482046 Faith Alive Shares Excess Inventory https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/faith-alive-shares-excess-inventory <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_faithalive.jpg?itok=OT0hfxbB" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Christian Reformed congregations can request a limited number of titles free from Faith Alive. Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:23:08 +0000 Anita Brinkman, CRC Communications 4482045 Worship and Culture Worldwide https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/worship-and-culture-worldwide <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Kai Ton Chau" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_kaiton.jpg?itok=Rz859CHH" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Kai Ton Chau</div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Calvin Institute for Christian Worship</div> </article> <br /> Kai Ton Chau teaches Calvin University students to articulate different cultural values so they can discuss and appreciate diverse forms of Christian worship. Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:15:17 +0000 Kai Ton Chau and Joan Huyser-Honig, Calvin University 4482044 ‘Leading in a Liminal Season’ https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/leading-liminal-season <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_vibrantchurch.jpg?itok=sHNW-Zrb" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Vibrant Conversations speaker aims to help congregations facing challenges in these in-between times. Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:04:46 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482043 The House for All Saints and Sinners https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/house-all-saints-and-sinners <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_sonlight.jpg?itok=FQzUAz4h" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> One day, Sean Taylor got a call from someone at Sonlight Community Church in Lynden, Washington. His name kept coming up in conversations about outreach. Wed, 29 Sep 2021 15:55:00 +0000 Cassie Westrate, Resonate Global Mission 4482042 Taking the Hard Road https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/taking-hard-road <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_Rudy%20Gonzalez.jpg?itok=04iIdUoz" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Rudy Gonzalez sees himself as a frontline advocate for Hispanics and Latinos to be heard in the CRCNA. Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:50:35 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482037 Charles Kim Resigns from Resonate https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/charles-kim-resigns-resonate <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_charleskim.jpg?itok=3Hb1HEs2" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Charles Kim, the diversity leader and Korean Ministry coordinator for Resonate Global Mission, will become an executive with the Grace and Mercy Foundation. Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:41:56 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482036 Coming into the CRC https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/coming-crc <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Josephine Wong (left); Caleb and Alyssa Bergmann (right)" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_epmc.jpg?itok=l2mYyV0B" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Josephine Wong (left); Caleb and Alyssa Bergmann (right)</div> </div> </article> <br /> A longstanding Candidacy program is growing as a gateway to ordination from outside the CRC. Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:35:30 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482035 Calvin University Announces January Series Speakers https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/calvin-university-announces-january-series-speakers <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_januaryseries.jpg?itok=f7JrilLI" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> A range of renowned storytellers are part of the lineup for the January Series 2022. Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:31:15 +0000 Matt Kucinski, Calvin University 4482034 Healing Hearts and Transforming Nations https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/healing-hearts-and-transforming-nations <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Joseph Nyamutera was one of the first people to experience transformation through Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations. And now he&#039;s working with Resonate Global Mission to help introduce the ministry to North America." class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_resonate_0.jpg?itok=rsSrXxKJ" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Joseph Nyamutera was one of the first people to experience transformation through Healing Hearts, Transforming Nations. And now he's working with Resonate Global Mission to help introduce the ministry to North America.</div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Kwanda Image</div> </article> <br /> Joseph Nyamutera, a Hutu living in Rwanda in the wake of the 1994 genocide, has found ways to bring about healing. Wed, 22 Sep 2021 14:24:05 +0000 Cassie Westrate, Resonate Global Mission 4482033 Gearing Up for Inspire 2022 https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/gearing-inspire-2022 <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_inspire.jpg?itok=TceB2htM" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> For next summer, keep in mind that Inspire 2022 will take place in Chicago. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:36:59 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482029 Waiting ‘with Open Arms’ https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/waiting-open-arms <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_hispanicheritage.jpg?itok=h9wcgz22" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> During Hispanic Heritage Month, which starts today and runs through Oct. 13, CRC News will publish stories of some CRCNA Hispanic leaders. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:33:38 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482028 Input Needed from Ministry Leaders https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/input-needed-ministry-leaders <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_thriving.jpg?itok=KZd7PxNG" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> A new initiative is looking for ministry leaders in CRCs to help shape a pilot training program. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 15:29:42 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482027 Equipped to Share the Good News https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/equipped-share-good-news <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_resonate.jpg?itok=fu9_vfxG" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Resonate Global Mission</div> </article> <br /> New Resonate resource teaches loving your neighborhood. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 14:39:27 +0000 Cassie Westrate, Resonate Global Mission 4482026 COVID Vaccines Required for CRCNA Staff https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/covid-vaccines-required-crcna-staff <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-06/Graphics_crc-news_COD.jpg?itok=hLjXP0M7" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> All Christian Reformed Church in North America staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Thu, 09 Sep 2021 12:24:07 +0000 Kristen VanderBerg, CRC Communications 4482012 Sparking Intergenerational Relationships https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/sparking-intergenerational-relationships <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_spark.jpg?itok=ITANe5dd" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Does your church want to help young adults by pairing them with older mentors? Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:59:04 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482011 Reflecting on 9/11 https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/reflecting-911 <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_reflection.jpg?itok=uUBbWUve" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> God continues to transform his church since the tragedy that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:54:05 +0000 Greg Sinclair, Resonate Global Ministry diaspora ministry leader 4482010 Community and Sports Center Breaks Ground https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/community-and-sports-center-breaks-ground <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_groundbreaking.jpg?itok=CwSlrZnI" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Chicago CRC helps a large, neighborhood community and sports center move forward. Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:48:22 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482009 A Trip through the Reformation https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/trip-through-reformation <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_reformers.jpg?itok=1wU9353h" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> New book takes an on-the-ground look at the tumultuous times of the Reformation. Wed, 08 Sep 2021 15:21:28 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482008 Keeping the Conversation Going https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/keeping-conversation-going <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Circles.jpg?itok=4TvqefyE" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Small groups in many churches are engaging with the CRC’s Human Sexuality report by way of the Challenging Conversations Toolkit. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 15:25:44 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482001 Faith Alive Resources for the Fall https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/faith-alive-resources-fall <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_dwell.jpg?itok=6Ymln9DG" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> As churches gear up for fall programming, Faith Alive has you covered. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 15:19:07 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4482000 Going to Great Lengths https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/going-great-lengths <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_calvin.jpg?itok=5u9ipbLP" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Calvin University</div> </article> <br /> For most people the prospect of swimming across even a small inland lake is intimidating. But for Marian Cardwell, it’s necessary. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 15:08:46 +0000 4481999 Praying in the Sunny Outdoors https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/praying-sunny-outdoors <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-09/Graphics_crc-news_crc.jpg?itok=ppbxjk6C" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> A brief prayer gathering sought God’s guidance and blessing for the CRC’s ministries in the coming year. Wed, 01 Sep 2021 14:33:35 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481998 Chaplains Reflect on Afghanistan https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/chaplains-reflect-afghanistan <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Peter Hofman, left, met with the man, now a U.S. soldier, who served as his interpreter in Afghanistan." class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_afghanistan.jpg?itok=97hn_l47" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Peter Hofman, left, met with the man, now a U.S. soldier, who served as his interpreter in Afghanistan.</div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Peter Hofman</div> </article> <br /> CRC chaplains who served in Afghanistan feel a range of emotions as the U.S. and its allies airlift people from the country. Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:24:27 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481989 Mentorship Project Equips Young Adults https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/mentorship-project-equips-young-adults <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Participants and leaders of the South Coast Beach Project in Port Dover, Ont." class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_mentorship.jpg?itok=qZSmYkjg" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Participants and leaders of the South Coast Beach Project in Port Dover, Ont.</div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Anita Brinkman, CRC Communications</div> </article> <br /> Seven young adults spent their summer immersed in the South Coast Beach Project in Port Dover, Ont. Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:21:51 +0000 Anita Brinkman, CRC Communications 4481988 Grillmaster Pastor https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/grillmaster-pastor <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Pastor Jonathan Spronk, lower right in dark shirt and apron, leans in and places meat on a plate." class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_grillmaster.jpg?itok=hZVEYV4o" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Pastor Jonathan Spronk, lower right in dark shirt and apron, leans in and places meat on a plate.</div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Jonathan Spronk</div> </article> <br /> Iowa CRC pastor loves talking to and teaching people about meat and the arts of cooking it. Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:19:02 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481987 College and University COVID Protocols https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/college-and-university-covid-protocols <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_college.jpg?itok=GexweyiR" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> CRC-related colleges and universities are taking different approaches as they prepare for the fall semester. Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:15:44 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481986 ‘Ebenezer Stones’ on Mackinac Island https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/ebenezer-stones-mackinac-island <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Ebenezer Stones stacked on Mackinac Island." class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_ebenezer.jpg?itok=2oHs-H_9" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Ebenezer Stones stacked on Mackinac Island.</div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Emily Vanden Heuvel, Reframe Ministries</div> </article> <br /> Creating ‘stones of help’ can help us remember our dependence on God and his goodness to us even in seasons of heartbreaking loss and defeat. Wed, 25 Aug 2021 14:12:01 +0000 Brian Clark, Reframe Ministries 4481985 Heartbreak in Haiti https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/heartbreak-haiti <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_haiti.jpg?itok=RXNtOy9w" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Another earthquake, followed by torrential rains, have caused widespread destruction in parts of Haiti. Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:43:55 +0000 Laurisa O'Brien, World Renew 4481977 Views Differ on Vaccination https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/views-differ-vaccination <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_vaccine.jpg?itok=BPfd3dKx" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Churches wonder if they should ask members if they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:37:55 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481976 Being a Trauma-Informed Church Member https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/being-trauma-informed-church-member <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_safechurch.jpg?itok=tMsVywy-" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Fourth webinar in Safe Church Ministry series focuses on being “trauma-informed.” Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:33:59 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481975 ‘Extraordinary’ Journey to Chaplaincy https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/extraordinary-journey-chaplaincy <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Tim Kimbel is ordained by Rev. Ron Klimp. Rev. Mical Pugh, Rev. Sarah Roelofs, and Rev. Todd Kuperus, the minister at Lucas CRC in McBain." class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_chaplain.jpg?itok=7qh_AgCe" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Tim Kimbel is ordained by Rev. Ron Klimp. Rev. Mical Pugh, Rev. Sarah Roelofs, and Rev. Todd Kuperus, the minister at Lucas CRC in McBain.</div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Lake City CRC</div> </article> <br /> Just ordained to serve as a chaplain in the Michigan National Guard, Tim Kimbel has taken a long road into ministry. Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:29:32 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481974 Celebrating Two Years in Mexico ‘At Such a Time as This’ https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/celebrating-two-years-mexico-such-time <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Huascar de la Cruz leads Ministerio Reforma, ReFrame Ministries’ Spanish ministry in Mexico. " class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_resonate_0.jpg?itok=WMsPOa7D" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Huascar de la Cruz leads Ministerio Reforma, ReFrame Ministries’ Spanish ministry in Mexico.</div> </div> <div class="field field-image-credit">Photo: Reframe Ministries</div> </article> <br /> Reframe’s Spanish ministry in Mexico is growing during the epidemic. Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:17:17 +0000 Brian Clark, Reframe Ministries 4481973 Showing Empathy for Young Adults https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/showing-empathy-young-adults <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_zomer.jpg?itok=5TnS62hO" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Rick Zomer told his online Inspire “Light” audience that there are reasons why young people are leaving churches. Wed, 11 Aug 2021 13:05:43 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481951 Crossroads Leading to Diversity https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/crossroads-leading-diversity <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_smith.jpg?itok=m8i7yHln" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Inspire “Light” attendees were encouraged to rub shoulders with people who are different from them — and that will lead to diversity in the church. Wed, 11 Aug 2021 12:59:08 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481950 Stories from the Ugly Couch https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/stories-ugly-couch <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_fellinger.jpg?itok=AV08dz1u" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Beth Fellinger believes COVID-19 has led the church to a place in which we need to find God working in our neighborhoods. Wed, 11 Aug 2021 12:56:55 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481949 Bird Houses and Bible Studies https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/bird-houses-and-bible-studies <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="Arlan Menninga looks for ways the Holy Spirit is calling him to be part of his community. That has meant a variety of things, including leading Bible studies and building birdhouses." class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_birdhouse2.jpg?itok=eAGks-ZO" /> </div> <div class="field field-image-caption">Arlan Menninga looks for ways the Holy Spirit is calling him to be part of his community. That has meant a variety of things, including leading Bible studies and building birdhouses.</div> </div> </article> <br /> Being part of the community where God has placed you can mean everything from leading a Bible study to building birdhouses. Wed, 11 Aug 2021 12:53:39 +0000 Cassie Westrate, Resonate Global Mission 4481948 Singing from the Heart https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/singing-heart <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_inspire.jpg?itok=CUndZFfk" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Inspire ‘Light’ launched with a presentation on the spiritual discipline of music and communal singing. Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:15:41 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481942 Expanded Inclusion Resource Book Released https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/expanded-inclusion-resource-book-released <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_disabilityconcern.jpg?itok=1ajr1itj" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> This collaborative project includes new insights, resources, and tips for inclusive ministry, plus real-life stories from people living with disabilities. Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:11:13 +0000 Becky Getz, Reformed Church in America 4481941 Seeking Mission-Minded Young Adults https://www.crcna.org/news-and-events/news/seeking-mission-minded-young-adults <article class="media media--image display--large"> <div class="image-container"> <div class="field field-media-image"> <img alt="" class="lazyload" data-src="/sites/default/files/styles/default_mobile/public/2021-08/Graphics_crc-news_resonate.jpg?itok=DFfBRDZV" /> </div> </div> </article> <br /> Resonate missionary Joel Van Dyke is compiling information on urban ministry, and using the lessons learned to train mission-minded, young adults from around the world. Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:06:37 +0000 Chris Meehan, CRC Communications 4481940