They’re having an interesting discussion at the Warfield List about what do with the over abundance of ministerial candidates. Here’s my tuppence:
Yesterday Pastor Hyde forwarded The Trumpet, an informal missions newsletter from Cornerstone URC in Hudsonville, MI. If you would like to receive the newsletter, contact:
Kevin has the details here. It’s a growing city and there are a lot of folk to reach with the law and the gospel. Pray for God’s blessing on this work.
Kim has EXCELLENT advice.
If you live in the Las Vegas area, please come join the LV URC church plant for Sunday afternoon worship services beginning June 1 on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
From Will Traub: MTW has named Sebastian Heck to be the leader of a new team to plant a congregation in Heidelberg, Germany as the first step in forming a Reformed denomination there.
It’s not considered “missional” to speak of “missionaries” but the URCs are old school:
They’re in West Linn, OR in the Southeast suburbs of Portland. The pastor is WSC alumnus Dan McManigal.
Last Lord’s Day evening I was in the LA metro area for the ordination of WSC grad Ruben Sernas at the Ontario United Reformed Church. It was a lovely evening. Ruben is being called by the congregation to plant a Spanish-speaking congregation . . . Continue reading →
The Twin Lakes Fellowship is coming up and there’s a blog to keep track of it (HT: NIck Batzig)
It’s understandable that people tend to focus on more populous places, but Wes gives us some encouraging news about church planting in the Northern Great Plains. He’s right. We should pray for them. The Great Plains is an area of the country (stretching south . . . Continue reading →
Fikret Böcek is a WSC graduate and he is planting a Reformed congregation in Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey. This is an amazing development and cause for continued prayer and praise. One of the seven letters to the churches (Rev 2:7-11) was directed to . . . Continue reading →
There is a topic that few NAPARC types dare raise: the matter of comity between the churches. Nevertheless, Darryl Hart has done just that. The Oxford American Dictionary defines comity as: 1. courtesy and considerate behavior toward others. 2. an association of . . . Continue reading →
We often speak of “my church.” That’s a colloquial way of saying, “the congregation of which I’m a member.” We often act, however, as if the church actually belongs to us. One doubts that many people would be willing to admit that . . . Continue reading →
“Nowhere has the disagreements between the “sectarians” and the “relevants” been more evident than in the discussions regarding the Regulative Principle of Worship, women in diaconal ministry, and the cultural mandate of the Church. The Metro New York Presbytery of the PCA, . . . Continue reading →
Yesterday I got an email from a confessional Reformed Christian in Germany. It’s a “big deal,” because there aren’t very many Reformed folk left in Germany. His letter was a plea for help. It’s his impression that the confessional Reformed churches in . . . Continue reading →
Confessional Reformed congregations are sparse in the Mountain West region but a new confessional Reformed church plant is underway in Missoula, MT. Click on the link for more information. Learn a little more about the WSC MDiv student, Jared Beaird (and here), . . . Continue reading →
UPDATE Glenda Mathes has an update. Unfortunately, things are a little more uncertain now than they were in late 2009. Brothers and sisters, God is sovereign and can do what he will but in his ordinary providence church planting fraught with difficulty. . . . Continue reading →
There’s a Reformed Bible study beginning in Missoula, MT this month. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested in a confessional Reformed congregation in Missoula, here’s the info.
Info here (HT: Jared Beaird). It’s great to see confessional Reformed folk getting together to talk, pray, and plan church planting. We have a great mission, a great message, great opportunity, and the great God above all God’s. Pray for God’s blessing . . . Continue reading →