Fall 2015

When Ryan Bajema started working as director of youth ministries at First Reformed Church in Lynden, Washington, he never imagined he’d one day become the senior pastor.

Irreconcilable differences? Hardly! The RCA and CRC cooperate many times along Derek Noorman’s path to ministry.

Third Reformed Church in Pella, Iowa, blesses God for many gifts.

The Synod of the Heartland pilots a new Children and Family Ministry Leadership Collaborative. The collaborative equips children’s directors to lead effectively.

All it takes is one defining moment for a young leader to grow and guide the next generation of the church.

This year, HIS Work Camp came with extra challenges. But those challenges showed students and staff that God works beyond what they can imagine.

Read updates from the Regional Synod of Canada.

An invitation to visit to Iraq made Ron Opmeer nervous. He prepared himself for the worst. But once he arrived, he was amazed.

Six months on the Amazon River gave Nicole VacaGuzman new appreciation for God and God’s people.

As John Kapteyn nears his retirement as the executive secretary of the Regional Synod of Canada, he reflects on his work, his calling as a minister, and his life as a follower of Christ.