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

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New Pastor for Pella OPC church plant

Pastor Zech Schiebout was installed as the minister of Hope Reformed Presbyterian Church, an OPC church plant in Pella, IA, on October 26, 2017. Although illness and losses initially brought the family back to the town where Zech grew up, God provided this new avenue of ministry. Rev. Mark Vander Hart, Associate Professor at Mid-America … Continue reading New Pastor for Pella OPC church plant

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

OPC church plant in Wisconsin: unique outreach efforts

Next time you vacation in the Wisconsin Dells, plan to drive less than 20 miles southwest to Reedsburg and worship with the saints at Grace Reformed Church. You’ll find sound preaching and warm fellowship in a congregation that reaches out in unusual ways. The church began as a mission work of the Presbytery of the … Continue reading OPC church plant in Wisconsin: unique outreach efforts

John P. Galbraith, OPC founder and statesman

  On June 30, 2016, the Lord called home Rev. John P. Galbraith at the age of 103. Rev. Galbraith was a highly-respected minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) who earned a reputation as a servant leader. He was the oldest living minister in the OPC and the last survivor of those who founded … Continue reading John P. Galbraith, OPC founder and statesman

83rd GA celebrates OPC’s 80th Anniversary

  The shore of Chesapeake Bay provided a scenic setting for the 83rd General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, when it met at Sandy Cove Conference Center in North East, MD, on June 8-14, 2016. Throughout that time frame, this assembly celebrated the denomination’s 80th anniversary. Part of that recognition included displays and videos … Continue reading 83rd GA celebrates OPC’s 80th Anniversary

Transformation: From prison to pulpit

  It’s a long journey from a prison cell to a church pulpit, but Lowell Ivey has traveled it by God’s grace. On May 27, 2016, the former prisoner was ordained and installed as the organizing pastor for Reformation Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach, VA. “My testimony is the Lord’s testimony as he’s worked by … Continue reading Transformation: From prison to pulpit

Plan to publish Trinity Psalter Hymnal in Autumn of 2017

  The joint songbook project of the OPC and the URCNA is nearing completion. December 31, 2015, marked the deadline for churches to submit feedback regarding the proposed hymn collection, which had been posted online for review since May of 2015. Rev. Derrick J. Vander Meulen, Chairman of the URCNA’s Psalter Hymnal Committee, explained that … Continue reading Plan to publish Trinity Psalter Hymnal in Autumn of 2017

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