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Kristen VanderBerg

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Director of Communications & Marketing of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.  

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Reformed Treasures

Earlier this fall, Angela Reitsma Bick, editor of the Christian Courier, sat down with CRCNA Canadian Ministries Director, Darren Roorda, to talk about some key tenants of the Reformed faith and their relevance today. 

Ministry in Canada
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Christianity Reforged

As Christians in the Reformed tradition, we believe that followers of Jesus are forged daily, sent through the refiner’s fire, remade and remaking. What does a “reforged” church look like?

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Incorporating Spoken Word Poetry In Worship

As Kizzy Thomas took the stage at Inspire 2017 and shared her art with us all, I was left wondering why we don’t use [spoken word poetry] more often. Do you incorporate spoken word poetry in worship at your church?

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A Question of Identity

If you were at Inspire but didn’t get a chance to visit the Idea Room, or if you were unable to attend Inspire 2017, we’d still love to get your perspective. What does being Christian Reformed mean to you?

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Is Your Church on the List?

As of April 19, 112 Christian Reformed Congregations representing 33 of our 48 Classes (regional groupings) have registered at least one person to attend. Is your church on the list? Is your classis? 

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  • The branding looks great, Michael. Nice job.  If you haven't already seen these, you can check out our CRCNA brand standards at crcna.org/brand.

    I hope that my earlier comment didn't sound...

  • Thanks Micheal. As a communicator, I love this post about branding and believe that it is important for church leaders to consider.  As director of communications and marketing for the CRCNA, I...

  • If you are looking for a good book club book during Black History Month, I suggest "The Stone Thrower" by Jael Richardson.  In broad strokes, this is a story about Jael's dad, Chuck Ealy, who...

  • As a mother of young girls, this topic is near and dear to my heart.  Growing up, I had three brothers.  I always felt that I, as a girl, could do anything that they could do. All around me, I saw...

  • Thanks Julie. That is so true. These days, people get asked to complete a lot of surveys and most of us don't have a long enough attention span to participate for more than a few minutes.  With...

  • HI Jeff. I serve as the director of communications and marketing for the CRCNA.  I think a short video overview of the denomination's history is a great idea.  I'm not sure I have it in my budget...

  • Thanks Craig.  This is helpful feedback.  The unfortunate thing is that videos are expensive and time consuming to produce. If most churches aren't going to use them, or if a handful of churches...

  • Thanks Kathy.  I've fixed that error.  Sorry for the mistake.

  • I love the historic hymns that we sing during Holy Week.  One of my favourites is, "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" written in 1707. That means that Christians have been singing it at Easter for...

  • I'm so excited to see how God will continue to use both of these ministries for His Kingdom.  My prayers are with you, Reggie, as you take on this new role.  I pray that God will give you wisdom...