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HistoryEdit

New Life Reformed was created in 1974 by the merger of Oakdale Park Reformed and Everglade Reformed. The church closed its doors on December 1, 2013. Its old building is now being used by The Branch, a congregation begun in 2007, and Las Connexion, a Spanish-language church plant. There is also a growing ministry to refugees from Nepal based in this building.

Historical DetailsEdit

LocationEdit

973 28th St. SE, built as Everglade Reformed] in 1955, addition 1977

Pastors

  1. Bernard D. Hakken, 1974-78
  2. Henry J. Boekhoven, associate, 1974-76
  3. Gene A. Poll, 1979-85
  4. Edward Schmidt, 1986-
  5. Harvey Hertz

Membership OverviewEdit

Newlife-rca-gr-members

Membership data, New Life Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership DataEdit

Heavy lines: green (lower) shows membership in families; blue (middle), professing members; red (top), total members. Thin lines: magenta (middle), non-professing members; orange (lower), inactive members; black (top), average worship attendance.

Newlife-rca-gr-rates

Membership ratios, New Life Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Membership RatiosEdit

Red line (middle) shows nonprofessing members as a percentage of total membership (inactive members exluded); green (lower), inactive members as percentage of total membership; and blue (higher) average worship attendance of total membership.

New-life-rca-gr-delta5

Five year growth rate, New Life Reformed, Grand Rapids, MI

Five Year Growth RateEdit

Red line shows five year growth rate. A five year growth rate between 10% and -10% is considered stable; greater than 10% indicates a growing congregation; one below -10% indicates a church in decline. This makes no allowance for daughter churches.

Data source: Acts of Synod of the Reformed Church in America. Dates are year prior to publication date since data is gathered at the end of one year and published in the next.

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