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RCN schools and the loss of church identity

There are things happening in the Dutch RCN (GKv)[i] that are clear warnings for church schools, such as our FRCA[ii] schools here in Western Australia. Ours are closed schools; the students must be members of the church (or in special cases in the process…

Character, Aim and Purpose of the School

As the reformed church schools in Australia begin a new term it’s good to remember the strong bond between church and school. Our schools have always…

FRCA deputies’ address to RCN Synod Meppel

Rev Anderson and Rev Hagg, representing the Free Reformed Churches of Australia, recently addressed the Synod (at Meppel) of the Reformed Churches of…

Canadian Reformed Churches address to Synod Meppel (April 2017) about their relationship

Last month delegates from Australia, Canada, Africa, USA, Brazil, Asia, Europe and elsewhere visited Synod Meppel 2017 of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (GKv). The Canadian Reformed Churches (CanRC), after their greetings and following an update…

FRCA Synod Baldivis’s decision regarding the RCNZ – furthering the discussion

For decades now, the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) have seen the necessity for the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ) to break their relations with the Christian Reformed Church of Australia (CRCA). A sister relationship between the RCNZ…

The FRCA decision on the RCNZ and its relationship with the CRCA

November 21, 2016 - 11:51 am in Church unity, Free Reformed Churches of Australia

I do not understand how the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA), of which I am happy to be a member, could decide to enter a sister church relationship with the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ)[i]. In this article I explain my difficulty. For…

“Two Decisions” by T L Bruinius

General Synod of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) met at Baldivis from 22 June to 1 July 2015. For our churches [DGK] Br. Van der Net attended as deputy for Relations with Churches Abroad (BBK). Synod Baldivis made some important decisions that…

FRCA’s 2015 Synod decision on the RCNZ

August 8, 2015 - 9:00 pm in Free Reformed Churches of Australia

Synod Baldivis 2015 of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia (FRCA) decided to offer a sister church relationship to the Reformed Churches of New Zealand (RCNZ) in accordance with recommendations of deputies for contact with the RCNZ. For many years the…

Observations on FRCA Synod Baldivis in Coming to a Decision on the RCN

July 18, 2015 - 8:28 pm in Free Reformed Churches of Australia

In their report to Synod Baldivis 2015[i], Deputies for Sister Relations submitted two alternative recommendations in relation to the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands (RCN): Alternative 1 was for the FRCA to discontinue the sister relations with the RCN;…

Seventy years ago – the Church Liberation of 11 August 1944

We praise the Lord for the Liberation of 1944. Thereby He continued, on this historic occasion seventy years ago, His church gathering work in The Netherlands. He rescued us from the tyranny of a domineering synod which forced false doctrine upon the churches.…