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A Note from the Director

The Office of Diversity was established to affirm and support congregations of the CRC as they work toward becoming more inclusive environments, welcoming the calling and use of gifts in people of various ethnicities. This newsletter is all about sharing the stories that are crossing boundaries between groups so we may all become learners about the variety of cultures God has created and more involved in the diverse communities and diaspora in this world. One of our key verses comes from Hebrews 11:10. Read more in my short blog post “Abraham and Ellis”

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Our Journey 2025

Growing in Diversity and Unity

“The Lord is transforming the Christian Reformed Church from its origin of a predominantly white denomination to more of a mosaic portrait of what God really intends,” said Reggie Smith, the CRCNA’s director of diversity.

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Consejo Latino

Networking, Resourcing, Connecting in the CRC

Over the past nine years, 50 Spanish-speaking congregations in the denomination have been encouraged and supported by Consejo Latino, an active network of Hispanic ministry leaders within the CRC and beyond.

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Glocal Summit

At the recent Glocal Summit event, the plenary speakers shared mission-minded stories. Their stories demonstrate the patient and steady ways they have stepped into the lives of people in neighborhoods and communities to humbly share the message of the gospel.

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Other Stories to Note

Events to Consider

  • Webinar - White Work 2.0: Whiteness and Rightness hosted by Diversity Ministry and Office of Race Relations, June 25, 2021, 12:00-1:30pm EDT, Register Here
  • Virtual Program - Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad - a virtual family program presented by the Holland Museum (Mich), June 19, 2021 10-11am EDT, Register Here

Help Us Out

Please consider a donation to directly support the work of the Office of Diversity. We help affirm all congregations of the church as we work toward becoming more inclusive and unified in our diversity.

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The Office of Diversity is a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. Contact us.

Christian Reformed Church in North America
1700 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1407
3475 Mainway, Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8

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