The National Council of Churches (NCC) met this week in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown was shot and killed on August 9. A grand jury ruling is expected any day on whether to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting. The NCC issued the statement below ahead of the ruling. Tom De Vries, the RCA’s general secretary, was one of several pastors who helped author this statement.
the Reformed Church in America
We’re glad you’re here. We are ordinary people on an extraordinary journey, learning to love and serve like Jesus. Come with us!
In this constantly changing world, we like to say we’re “reformed and reforming according to the word of God.” We embrace fresh ideas and hold on to what’s best about our deep, rich past. (We need almost 400 candles to light our birthday cake!)
We make a difference by bringing education, medical care, clean water, and nutritious food to the people who need it most. We are committed to living out God’s love throughout the U.S. and Canada and all around the world.
Stories from the RCA
For Rachel Hashimoto, long-term volunteering in Japan was a great way to learn about the country and the culture there “without having to deal with taxes,” she jokes. But it was more than that, of course—it was a chance to quietly witness to others and share Christ’s love in a country where Christianity is a minority religion.
More and more, people want to volunteer in ways that build relationships with the people they serve.
A missional community at a Denver light rail station is growing by leaps and bounds, with more than 20 adult baptisms over the last year. Much of the growth is happening in the homeless community.
Church recovers its ministry to children, then encourages other churches