On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Rev.Clayton Spronk announced that he was led to decline the call extended to him from the Faith PRC of Jenison, MI. Rev.Spronk is currently pastor of the Peace PRC of Lansing, IL and begins serving on July 1 (through Dec.31, 2013) as mentor for the Seminary internship of Joshua Engelsma.
Meet Our New Guest Blogger!
We welcome guest blogger Rev. Clayton Spronk, pastor of Peace Protestant Reformed Church in Lansing, IL)! Rev. Spronk will be blogging for us several times a month, taking us first through a brief study of Richard Smit's newly released book, The Fruit of the Spirit of Jesus Christ. Look for his first post to appear on our blog on Monday, July 1! Click here for more information.
You are invited to a lecture by Missionary Pastor Wilbur Bruinsma on the topic: “Today’s Evangelism”. When? Wednesday, July 24, 7pm. Where? Georgetown PRC. The speech will show the connection between planting new congregations and the work of evangelism as done by local congregations. A question and discussion period will follow the speech. Refreshments and fellowship will be enjoyed afterwards in the Fellowship Hall. The evening will be of great blessing to all and we hope you will come!
In connection with Synod's expression of thanks to Mr.Don Doezema for his many years (over 25!) of service to the PRC Seminary (registrar, etc.) and churches (Stated Clerk of Synod, etc.) during their Thursday session (June 13), the Theological School Committee thanked Mr.Doezema publicly at the Seminary graduation program Thursday evening and presented him with a gift of a new camera. Quite surprised by the attention, Mr.Doezema did make it to the podium to express gratitude for the privilege of serving the Seminary community and the churches for so many years.
On Thursday evening, June 13 the Protestant Reformed Seminary held its 2013 commencement exercises in the Hudsonville (MI) PRC. Having completed his examination before Synod earlier that day, Candidate Erik Guichelaar (Wingham, ON) received his diploma for completing the regular course of studies in the PR Theological School. Prof.Barrett Gritters delivered the address, speaking on "A Confessional Ministry", calling the brother to carry on a ministry of preaching and teaching grounded in the Scriptures as summed in the historic Christian and Reformed creeds of the church. Special music was privided by Jim Noorman, who sang "Sheep May Safely Graze", accompanied by his wife Faith. A time of refreshments and fellowship was held afterward in the church's fellowship hall. To view the program fror the evening, see the attached pdf.
The PR Seminary has published the schedule of classes and calendar for the first semester of the upcoming school year, 2013-14. See the attached pdf for details.
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