Ridder Church Renewal

In the summer of 2015, the ARC Consistory voted to enter into the Ridder Church Renewal Process in partnership with Western Theological Seminary, the Reformed Church in America, and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Ridder is an intentional learning process, a journey of personal and congregational transformation with one end game: faithful and fruitful missional living demonstrated and personally and corporately. Together, ARC's pastors and a team of six ARC members are engaging in the process through personal reading and reflection, bimonthly meetings, and semiannual overnight retreats. The Ridder Church Renewal Process consists of two modules, each lasting 2 1/2 years. Here is a visual representation of the process:























On Mission - Sermon series

  • On Mission

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  • Boundary crossing

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  • Discerning God's Initiatives

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  • Neighbor as subject, not object

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  • missional community

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  • Holistic

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Ridder Impact Stories

In order to enhance the learning ARC’s Ridder Team has already experienced, various members of the team are sharing stories of Ridder impact in worship. Click on the links below to hear their stories.

  • Jeff Tolsma

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  • Tamara Fynaardt

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  • Beau Koerselman

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  • Angela Kroeze Visser

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  • Steve Mahr

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  • Sharon Foughty

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The Call to Transformation - Sermon Series

ARC’s Pastors preached on one of the key foundations of Ridder in the spring of 2016: the mental model of discipleship. The series included four sermons: “The Call to Transformation,” “Reflective Life,” “Authentic Community,” and “Missional Living” (also known in the Ridder process as “Radical Obedience”). To learn more about Ridder, visit these websites: Reformed Church of America or Western Theological Seminary.

  • The Call to Transformation

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  • Reflective Life

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  • Authentic Community

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  • Missional Living

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