RMS Ten Years Later – From small beginnings to far and wide

Reformed Mission Services officially began on March 28, 2009, as an organization to provide youth in United Reformed Churches with opportunities for mission work. In ten years, it has grown far beyond organizers’ expectations to encompass both domestic and international service for young people and adults from various Reformed churches. Projects include TASC (Teens Actively … Continue reading RMS Ten Years Later – From small beginnings to far and wide

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

URCNA Pastors and Missions Conference

The URCNA Pastors and Missions Conference, held on May 15-18, 2017, focused on the theme: Reformed and Relevant—Reaching Our Generation with the Gospel. The facilities at Guelph Bible Conference Centre in Ontario provided a relaxing atmosphere and enjoyable activities for more than 30 pastors, many accompanied by their wives, who attended. Elders, lay persons, and … Continue reading URCNA Pastors and Missions Conference

An open door in Uganda

  People often say that God doesn’t close a door without opening another, and we frequently see it happen. More rarely the newly-opened door requires stepping over the threshold into a different country. But that huge step of faith for the David and Rashel Robbins family is actually the fulfillment of their lifelong dreams. Even … Continue reading An open door in Uganda

Luz de Vida’s new building in Ecuador

When the Luz de Vida congregation in Quito, Ecuador, needed to find a new worship location before July 15, 2015, God provided one on July 13—only two days before the deadline. On Sunday, July 19, the congregation began services at the new building with morning worship at 10:00 am and an evening prayer service at … Continue reading Luz de Vida’s new building in Ecuador

OPC 80th General Assembly: California dream

When the 80th General Assembly (GA) of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) met from June 5-8 in Moraga, CA, it was the first time in 23 years that the Assembly was held in California and the first time ever in northern California. Voting equipment detained due to a train derailment arrived just in time, but … Continue reading OPC 80th General Assembly: California dream

Rob Brinks appointed as RMS Director

Since the inception of Reformed Mission Services (RMS) two years ago, Rob Brinks has served as its interim director. But that is no longer the case. At its February 9, 2013, meeting, the RMS Board of Directors officially appointed as him as Director. “I am humbled and thankful for the goodness that God has shown … Continue reading Rob Brinks appointed as RMS Director

URCNA Classis Pacific Northwest: Ordination exam, OPC mission report

When Classis Pacific Northwest of the URCNA met on April 24, 2012, the main matter of business was the ordination exam of Mr. Jared Beaird. Mr. Beaird, who has been called by the Belgrade URC to plant a church in Missoula, MT, successfully sustained his exam. He describes the experience as “a relief as well … Continue reading URCNA Classis Pacific Northwest: Ordination exam, OPC mission report

Moving to Mbale

It’s difficult enough to imagine moving to Mbale, Uganda, but the difficulty increases exponentially if one considers moving a family of ten there. That, however, is exactly what Rev. Eric and Dianna Tuininga hope to do.   Rev. Tuininga will serve as a missionary evangelist with the OPC for the next four to five years … Continue reading Moving to Mbale

URCNA Synod 2012-10: Missions

The URCNA has suffered from a lack of coordinated efforts in missions and church planting efforts and Synod London 2010 set up a study committee to research and make recommendations regarding a permanent missions committee and coordinator options. The study committee’s report recommended the establishment of a permanent committee, representing all classes, and a full-time … Continue reading URCNA Synod 2012-10: Missions