• December 6, 2017

    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.

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  • December 6, 2017

    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.

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  • December 6, 2017

    Urban ministry leaders who serve in Nairobi (Kenya), Guatemala City, and Camden, New Jersey—along with representatives from over 20 other of some of the world’s largest and most complex cities— recently gathered in Grand Rapids, Mich. to encourage one another in “seeking the peace of their cities while loving them into greatness”.

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  • December 6, 2017

    Christian Reformed Church clergy appear to be experiencing high levels of spiritual well-being as well as satisfaction in having chosen ministry as their vocation, according to a recently released summary of results from the Christian Reformed Church Flourishing in Ministry survey.

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  • December 6, 2017

    On paper and over the phone, it sounded to Rev. Joe Kamphuis like Chelwood Christian Reformed Church might be the congregation God was calling him to serve. Then, after traveling to and preaching at the church in Albuquerque, N.Mex., something happened that convinced him this was where he needed to be.

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  • November 29, 2017

    More than 300,000 Chinese students are currently living in North America, pursuing higher education. These young people come with open minds to gain knowledge that will further their careers. The Back to God Ministries International Chinese outreach team has developed small gospel booklets with simple language and attractive designs, inviting these students to faith in Christ through stories of other students.

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