Fall 2016

The church lawn at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Clinton, Wisconsin, looks a little more colorful this year.

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Salama Warner used to keep up with the Kardashians; now she’s helping the church keep up with its youth.

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Both in the natural world and in the church, new life often arises when things have come to an end.

It’s not your standard leadership training program. In the words of Al Hassler, an elder at Rockhills Church (RCA) in San Antonio, Texas, it’s “organic.”

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Native American leaders in the Heartland receive training to serve in churches through a partnership with the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

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What better place to explore a biblical connection to identity than in the land where the Israelites wrestled with it? That’s what intergenerational mentoring pairs did this summer.

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As Bruce and Laurie Hawley retire, hybrid disaster response sites build on their work.

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God at work through kohlrabi, the Called campaign, a volunteer toolkit, church multiplication practices, and local mission.

By teaching youth to farm, bake, and sell their wares, New City Neighbors equips them to change Grand Rapids.

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It reads like a modern-day parable: unexpected guests, and somehow the food was enough to go around. 

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