Converting a Kingdom Hall building into an OPC Church

An OPC congregation in Reedsburg, WI, has an opportunity to purchase a building and radically repurpose it. After changing worship locations about every three years in its less than twenty years of existence, Grace Reformed Church hopes to put down permanent roots in a former Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. More than that, the … Continue reading Converting a Kingdom Hall building into an OPC Church

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How Christians Became Countercultural in Pasadena and Beyond

The President of Providence Christian College, Dr. Jim Belcher, gave the inaugural chapel address in Witherspoon Hall on January 13, 2019. He addressed three questions he had been repeated asked recently: “Why is the church that had been here since 1927 no longer here? Why did we just send out an email to prospective students … Continue reading How Christians Became Countercultural in Pasadena and Beyond

PRTS completes new housing project

A new housing project on the campus of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (PRTS) was completed at the end of December 2018. Fifteen of the sixteen apartments are occupied by students and families, while the remaining unit was left unfinished for use as a food pantry. Apartment size is approximately 950-1000 square feet. In addition to … Continue reading PRTS completes new housing project

Concurrent meetings of URCNA Classis and OPC Presbytery prefigure major assemblies

From March 15-17, 2018, the URCNA’s Classis Central US and the OPC’s Presbytery of the Midwest held meetings at Community Reformed Church (URCNA) in Schererville, IN, that prefigured the federations’ concurrent major assemblies in a few months. Classis Central convened at 4:00 PM on Thursday, March 15, and concluded at 6:00 PM on Friday. The … Continue reading Concurrent meetings of URCNA Classis and OPC Presbytery prefigure major assemblies

Costa Rica Ministry Center opens

Seventeen years after construction began, Costa Rica Ministry Center is finally being fully utilized. The facility houses three ministries: the CECRE (Centro Educativo Cristiano Reformado) Christian High School, the CLIR (Confraternidad Latinoamericana de Iglesias Reformadas) printing operation, and the Pacto de Gracia congregation. The church has held worship services in a finished room on the … Continue reading Costa Rica Ministry Center opens

Rebuilding Faith

On February 11, 2018, Faith United Reformed Church in West Olive, MI, enjoyed its first worship services in a new sanctuary, part of a recently-completed project to replace a significant portion of the building destroyed by fire on May 13, 2016. “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad … Continue reading Rebuilding Faith

Jubilee Tour explores Reformation sites

Dr. Cornel Venema and his wife, Nancy, never expected they would lead a tour group in Europe to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. But in God’s providence, they were in Germany on the actual date marking the event. Tony Aguilar, representing Levia Tour in New York City, contacted Dr. Venema and asked … Continue reading Jubilee Tour explores Reformation sites

An American Pastor in Italy: From Santee to Milan for the Brown family

We want the gospel to be proclaimed to all nations, we pray for our missionaries, and we write out generous checks for mission endeavors. But how many of us would be willing to give up our comfortable homes and familiar communities to live and work in a foreign country among people who speak a different … Continue reading An American Pastor in Italy: From Santee to Milan for the Brown family

From a church plant to an organized church in San Antonio

An OPC mission work in San Antonio organized in a special service held February 10, 2017. Rev. Andrew Moody, who has served as the group’s church planter, was installed as its pastor. Elders Amit Kholsa and Thomas Roe and deacon Kyle Huizenga were ordained and installed. About 100 people attended the service, including several Presbytery … Continue reading From a church plant to an organized church in San Antonio