New church planter for RCUS work in Omaha

Rev. Randall Klynsma has accepted a call as associate pastor for St. John’s Reformed Church (RCUS) of Lincoln, NE, tasked with planting a church in the Omaha metropolitan area. Rev. Klynsma took up his new responsibilities on February 1, 2016. The mission work, now known as Omaha Reformed Church, has been holding worship services since … Continue reading New church planter for RCUS work in Omaha

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A Romanian seminarian in need

Rev. Andrea Ferrari and his church in Milan, Italy, are working with believers in Bucharest, Romania, who long to establish a Reformed church. One young Romanian couple, Mihai and Lidia Corcea, plan to move to the United States this summer so that Mihai may study at Westminster Seminary California (WSC). Mihai has been accepted to … Continue reading A Romanian seminarian in need

Working to establish a church plant in Ohio

One of the funniest lines from the old TV show WKRP in Cincinnati is “Oh, the humanity!” If you saw the show, you may think of Thanksgiving and turkeys, but the phrase accurately describes how we should react to the current reality in Cincinnati, where two million people live in areas without a confessional Reformed … Continue reading Working to establish a church plant in Ohio

Lethbridge URC begins “preaching station”

On September 30, 2012, about 30 people attended the first worship service Trinity Reformed Church (URCNA) of Lethbridge, AB, held at a preaching station in Medicine Hat. The term “preaching station” may be unfamiliar within United Reformed parlance, but it’s more familiar in Free Reformed dialogue. Trinity’s Rev. Hank Van der Woerd, who was in … Continue reading Lethbridge URC begins “preaching station”

Taking aim at church planting in Rifle, Colorado

A new church plant in Classis Southwest US of the URCNA began worship services on September 30, 2012. Rev. Brad Lenzner brought messages on “Free Grace for the Dead and Guilty” from Ephesians 2:1-10, and “The Way God Feeds Us (Part 1): Gospel Preaching,” based on Romans 10. Rev. Lenzner, who pastored Emmanuel URC in … Continue reading Taking aim at church planting in Rifle, Colorado

URCNA Classis Central US: Church planting–good news, bad news

For Classis Central US of the URCNA, the second half of September contained church planting good news and bad news. Classis Central rejoiced as it took a step forward in church planting with the establishment of its official Church Planting Advice Committee at its meeting on September 10-11, 2012, at Oak Glen URC in Lansing, … Continue reading URCNA Classis Central US: Church planting–good news, bad news

URCNA Classis Central US: Sets up church planting advisory committee

From a cloudless sky, the sun shone on the extensive and freshly mown lawn of Covenant Reformed Church when Classis Central met in Kansas City, MO, on April 10-11, 2012. The Classis agenda was rather light and became even lighter as one overture for possible consideration was not taken up and an overture to establish … Continue reading URCNA Classis Central US: Sets up church planting advisory committee

URCNA Synod 2012: Missions

"What will be the hot topic at Synod this year?" I'm frequently asked that question, but if I've learned one thing in my years of covering major ecclesiastical assemblies it's that you just never know. Some issues are inherently controversial, while other seemingly benign matters end up devouring hours of delegates' time. Discussion often reveals … Continue reading URCNA Synod 2012: Missions