Churches leaving the RCA

Like pebbles tossed into a lake, consistories petitioning to leave the Reformed Church in America are creating widening ripples. An initial ripple occurred when Peace Church in Middleville, MI (Pastor Adam Barr), petitioned South Grand Rapids Classis on January 23 of 2014. Subsequent to congregational advisory votes, five consistories in Illiana-Florida Classis submitted petitions on … Continue reading Churches leaving the RCA

2013 RCA General Synod undermines previous Synod’s decision

When the General Synod of the Reformed Church in America (RCA) met from June 20-25 at Central College in Pella, IA, it practically reversed last year’s decision on homosexuality, removed conscience clauses regarding women’s ordination, and instituted a requirement for churches to be shaped by the Belhar Confession. It adopted a missional strategic goal program … Continue reading 2013 RCA General Synod undermines previous Synod’s decision