A CLOUD OF WITNESSES
In Autumn of 2019, around a dozen individuals from our church shared how they see, experience, and honor God in their work and ministry. Their experiences cover a wide field of applications, careers, and callings. Explore how God uses just a few of our members through the First Reformed Encouragement Dialogues:
The Handiwork of an immutable God
Randy Van Peursem
Randy Van Peursem, an instructor at Northwestern College, combines his understanding of anatomy, astronomy, and physics to point to God's consistency and care in the natural world.
PANEL ON CHRISTIAN BUSINESS LEADERSHIP
Drew Vogel, Amy Eben, and James Dykstra
Three Christian business owners discuss their theology of management, their understanding of profit, and what it means to care well for one's employees.
LIVING LIFE IN LIGHT OF ITs END
Michelle Vaas and Emily Fischer
Hospice personnel take FRED listeners through a powerful "dying simulation." They remind us to care well for those at the end of life's journey as well as to prepare carefully for our own deaths.
ThE CHRISTIAN CALL TO SOCIAL JUSTICE
Jennifer Te Grotenhuis
Social worker Jen Te Grotenhuis explores the biblical and theological foundations for community justice and issues an invitation to Christians to participate in the healing, redemption, and care of God's world.
TRANSFORMING MOMENTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
In a mixed-media presentation, Pennie Mirande shares a Bible teaching about the power and directive care of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christians today.
WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY
At the age of 19, Anita Bomgaars nearly perished in a violent automobile accident. Several decades on, Anita reflects on God's provision in and after the crash and about how her faith has grown since.
WHY CHRISTIANS COMPETE
Grant Hegstad and Josh Van Kempen
High school football coaches Josh Van Kempen and Grant Hegstad sit down to discuss how Christians view athletics and competition differently than non-believers do. (Note: Due to technical difficulties, this talk is audio only).
FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE
Heather Rensink and Steve Locker
Doctor Steve Locker and nurse Heather Rensink describe the marvellous functionality of the human anatomy and share their conviction that the body demonstrates God's intelligent design in creation.