Fall 2016

Corey Buchanan went from convict to commissioned pastor.

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Barbara Pimentel is defeating obstacles so elders, deacons, and laity can lead in her church and across the RCA.

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In a world where leadership is glamorized, glorified, and even the subject of academic degrees, Marion van den Akker resists the word.

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Intersection is working toward multicultural ministry in Holland, Michigan.

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Four pastors, four churches, four states. Each church has completed a building project, is in the middle of one, or has one on the horizon.

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Many churches prefer a “clean break,” where the previous pastor is gone before the next arrives. But the pastoral transition at Calgary Community in Calgary, Alberta, was seamless thanks to one thing: mentoring.

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Tom De Vries urges the RCA to commit to loving each other and being united in mission.

LifeQuest cares for workers by hosting a holiday barbecue.

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Brian Bruxvoort logs about 6,000 miles every month—in the air.

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Bethany Devos’s church was already working toward renewal, but she was looking for something to guide the process. She found that framework in Ridder Church Renewal.

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