Are we following the churches in The Netherlands?

In June 2017 our Dutch sister churches, the Reformed Churches in The Netherlands, decided in synod to allow females to serve in all three church offices. A month later, the RCN was suspended from the International Conference of Reformed Churches for this decision. What has been the change in the RCN? And are we, the CanRC, headed in the same direction?

Rev. Jack Moesker is to address these questions in a speech hosted by the Reformed Bible College. His presentation has the following outline:

  • Changes in church life in the RCN at ground level. Things have much changed in worship and mission in the RCN.
  • Changes in Bible interpretation (aka hermeneutics). In order to legitimize the changes in church life there was pressure to change how the Bible is read.
  • A deeper issue. The visible and hermeneutic changes are product of today’s man-centered, individualistic and emotionalistic culture.
  • What about the CanRC? Some troubling signs of movement in a similar direction in the CanRC.

As member of the CanRC committee for relations with The Netherlands for many years, Rev. Moesker is well qualified to speak on this topic. A helpful topic, especially for those serving in office.

Date & Time: Friday, February 23: 7:30-9:30 pm

Location: Abbotsford Canadian Reformed Church

The costs associated with this event will be covered by donations. Donations can be made via the menu item above. Receipts for tax purposes will be issued for donations $10 and more, provided a name and address is given. Donations will also be received during the event.

In the wake of this event Rev. Dr. Karlo Janssen will be teaching on the topic of hermeneutics on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings, February 28 – March 21 in the Willoughby Heights CanRC. One can register for this course (which is accredited by our school societies) here.

Leadership Conferences 2018

Preparations for the 2018 leadership conferences are currently in the planning stages. 

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To see the video recordings of the 2016 conference click on one of the titles below.

Reformation Day Rally 2018

As the world celebrates its fears, we as Reformed believers celebrate God’s grace, relearned through the rediscovery of God’s Word 500 years ago. This year’s Reformation Day Rally is currently in its planning stages.

Attendance is free. During these events a free will offering will be held to cover the costs associated with the event and further activities of the Reformed Bible College.

Date & Locations: To be determined

Time:  Doors open by 7:15pm, evening begins at 7:30pm, close around 9:00pm, followed by fellowship and refreshments.