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This far by faith : the unfinished story of Madison Square Church / the editorial team: Alfred E. (Al) Mulder and Jackie Venegas, editors ; Don Bryant, Victoria Gibbs, and William A. Wiarda.

This far by faith : the unfinished story of Madison Square Church

Mulder, Al, editor. (Added Author).
Venegas, Jackie, editor. (Added Author).
Bryant, Don, editor. (Added Author).
Gibbs, Victoria, editor. (Added Author).
Wiarda, William A., editor. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781943359639
  • ISBN: 1943359636
  • Physical Description: 239 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Madison Square Church, [2017]

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Formatted Contents Note: Welcome to our story / Al Mulder -- We've come this far by faith / David Beelen -- Reaching across the tracks / Rich Rockwood -- Radical change and a new direction / Bob Schuyler -- Summary timeline: 1857 to 1967 -- Organization, setbacks and a second wind / Don Griffioen --The Bingham sisters' story -- Co-pastor years: tension and growth / Reginald Smith -- Lord, we lift your name on high / Audrey Laninga and Lois Meyne -- Equipping God's people for service / Al Mulder with Christy Carlin Knetsch -- Full partners: promise, pain, and progress / Andrea Bult -- Are we there yet? / Al Mulder with Laura Pritchard -- Learning to love our neighbor / Al Mulder with Earl James -- Summary timeline: 1968 to 2016 -- Epilogue: "Leaning on the Lord" / Darrell Delaney -- Acknowledgments -- Appendices: "I remember when...." ; Madison 2014 centennial celebration ; Madison missionaries 2016 ; List of photos and illustrations.
Summary, etc.: "The song "We've Come This Far by Faith," with its hopeful lyrics and upbeat rhythm, has been a longtime favorite at the racially diverse Madison Square Church. By faith a Dutch-immigrant congregation in the Oakdale Park neighborhood started a Mission among English-speaking folks in the Madison Square area. By faith Madison persisted in its mission--navigating an ever-changing terrain, embracing a diverse community, and pursuing racial reconciliation with justice. THIS FAR BY FAITH recounts Madison's often messy obedience and God's equally surprising grace. Madison faces the future "leaning on the Lord."--Back cover.
Subject: Madison Square Church > Grand Rapids (Mich.) > History.
Race relations > Religious aspects > Christian Reformed Church.
Reconciliation > Religious aspects > Christianity.
Christian Reformed Church > History.

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