Christian Reformed Church in North America

Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA)

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Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Evangelical

Origin

1857

Holland, Michigan

Separated from

Founded by Dutch immigrants; split from the Reformed Church in America

Separations

1924-26 Protestant Reformed Church; 1988 Orthodox Christian Reformed Church; 1996 United Reformed Churches in North America

Congregations

1,049 (2008)

Members

268,052 (2008)

The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA or CRC) is a Protestant Christian denomination which follows Reformed Calvinist theology.[1] The church promotes the belief that Christians do not earn their salvation, but that it is a gift from God despite one’s failings and that good works are the Christian response to that gift.

From: Wikipedia

The CRCNA is one of a very few binational denomination, with about 75% of its congregations in the United States and about 25% in Canada. It’s denominational level ministries include Back to God Ministries (a media ministry including radio, TV, and internet in at least 10 languages); Calvin College (a liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, MI); Calvin Theological Seminary (also in Grand Rapids, MI); Faith Alive Christian Resources (the official publishing house of the CRC); Christian Reformed Home Missions (planting new churches and helping established churches increase their outreach effectiveness); Christian Reformed World Missions (the overseas mission arm of the CRC, at present over 200 short term and long term missionaries in over 25 countries); Christian Reformed World Relief Committee, or CRWRC (the ministry of mercy/relief in times of natural disaster within and outside of the U.S. and Canada, as well as community development projects abroad in 30 countries)

More information, including its history, governance structure, statistics, further details of its ministries, and more can be found at its official web site: http://www.crcna.org/pages/index.cfm

(Additional information added by Rich DeRuiter, a member & pastor in the CRC)



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