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

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Construction begins on Redeemer URC building

Thirteen years after Redeemer United Reformed Church began meeting in Dyer, IN, the congregation broke ground for the construction of its own building.

Calvary Chapel in Oregon transitions to the Reformed faith

A former Calvary Chapel church has called a Reformed minister and hopes to move toward affiliation with the URCNA. Cornerstone Community Church will install Dr. Quentin Falkena (currently of First URC in Chino, CA) as its Teaching Pastor at the Sunday morning service on September 16, 2018. Rev. Danny Hyde (Oceanside URC, CA), who has … Continue reading Calvary Chapel in Oregon transitions to the Reformed faith

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

WSC: New President, student housing

When W. Robert Godfrey spoke to a group of Christian students at UCLA almost 25 years ago, he had no idea that college senior Joel Kim would one day take his place as President of Westminster Seminary California. Rev. Joel Kim began serving as WSC’s fourth president on August 1, 2017, following Dr. Godfrey’s retirement. … Continue reading WSC: New President, student housing

NAPARC: Missions “Thriving” and Organic Unity Discussed

  The annual NAPARC (North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council) met from November 14-16, 2017, at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI. This was the 43rd meeting of the Council, which now consists of 13 member federations. As usual, denominational reports followed by questions and prayers for those organizations took a great deal … Continue reading NAPARC: Missions “Thriving” and Organic Unity Discussed

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

A dangerous book

Choosing the Good Portion: Women of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church; edited by Patricia E. Clawson & Diane L. Olinger; published by The Committee for the Historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church; cloth, 470 pages; © 2016   This is a dangerous book. Like Proverbs 31, it can make women feel inferior if they begin to … Continue reading A dangerous book

The path to ministry from Michigan to New Zealand

On December 10, 2016, Aaron Warner was ordained in the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ) and installed as the minister of the Reformed Church of Palmerston North. Rev. Warner was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is a 2015 graduate of Mid-America Reformed Seminary. About 100 people attended the ordination and installation, … Continue reading The path to ministry from Michigan to New Zealand

Rev. Jeff DeBoer examined at Classis Central US

When Classis Central US met on September 12 & 13, 2016, a significant item on the agenda was the colloquium doctum for Rev. Jeff De Boer. But before that conversation began, a question was raised regarding its necessity. A little background helps explain Rev. De Boer’s path to that moment. A 2000 graduate from Mid-America … Continue reading Rev. Jeff DeBoer examined at Classis Central US