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Christian Reformed Church Worship Snapshot

A denominational guide to worship resources

The Christian Reformed Church (CRC) is a branch in the Reformed Church which includes just over one thousand congregations across the United States and Canada. About 75 percent of the churches are in the United States; 25 percent are in Canada.

Official Documents on Worship

  • Faith Formation Committee Synodical Reports, 2011

          Children at the Table, see pp. 577-610

          Affirming Baptism and Forming Faith, see pp. 550-569

Key Worship Resources

  • Reformed Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources (quarterly publication for worship planners and leaders)
  • 150th Anniversary History of Worship, CRCNA, 2006
  • Position Statement, CRCNA (summary of belief about worship)
  • Worship Sourcebook 2nd Edition, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2013
  • Psalter Hymnal Handbook, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 1998
  • Psalms for All Seasons, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2011
  • Sing! A New Creation, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2001
  • Global Songs for Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2010
  • Hymns for Worship, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2009
  • Sing With Me Children’s Songbook, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2006
  • Singing the New Testament, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2008

Denominational Hymnals

  • Psalter, United Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1912
  • Psalter Hymnal, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 1934
  • Psalter Hymnal, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 1956
  • Psalter Hymnal, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 1987
  • Lift Up Your Hearts, Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2013, with the Reformed Church of America

General Background and Statistics

WebsiteChristian Reformed Church
Associations: World Communion of Reformed Churches, Caribbean and North America Area Council, Global Christian Forum, Canadian Council of Churches, Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, National Association of Evangelicals, Christian Churches Together
Origin: April 5, 1857
Mergers: June 10, 1890 with True Protestant Dutch Reformed Church
Separated from: Reformed Church in America, 1857
Separations: Protestant Reformed Church (1924), United Reformed Church (1996)
College: Calvin College, MI, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, MI
Seminary: Calvin Theological Seminary, MI
Congregations: 1,103 (CRCNA Yearbook, 2014)
Members: 245, 217 (CRCNA Yearbook, 2014)
Publication(s): The Banner, Reformed Worship
Denominational Offices:

United States Office:

     1700 28th Street SE
     Grand Rapids, MI 49508-1407

Canadian Office:

     3475 Mainway
     PO Box 5070 STN LCD 1
     Burlington, ON, L7R 3Y8 

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