Bert VanAntwerpen

About Me: 
Retired CRC pastor
  • Vintage Ken Nydam!!!  I usually ask in reply, "Do you really want to know?"  If they affirm then I say, "I am blessed and thankful!" And then I ask in reply, "Would you like to know why? And they...

  • Thank you, Ryan, for those words.  I have been a pastor for over 50 years, and the words that thrill me and humble me the most are: "Thank you, Pastor, for coming; and for that prayer. It was just...

  • A solid "Amen" George,  to that! I retired in 2002, had 16 interims since, and am open to however the Lord wants to use me.

  • Sam, a solid affirmation and resounding "Amen!" to your article.  I retired from fulltime  CRC ministry in 2002.  I wanted to continue for one more year to round out a full 10 years in my last...

  • Hi Shane: Thanks for the perspective, it is much needed.  I refer you to an excellent article by Mark Buchanan, pastor of New Life Community Church in Duncan, British Columbia found in the Summer...

  • Hi and Hello!  Technically retired, but totally rewired!  Network coffee sure beats Peets!

  • Ken, you are right on the mark and this direction is long overdue.  Many of the members of our church councils are professionals who are regularly held to such a standard in their respective...

  • Thanks, Sam, good suggestions. Marie and I have had 15 Interims since retirment in 2002, and we also have done work with CRWRC.  Bert VanAntwerpen