“The term classis comes from the Latin word meaning fleet of ships.” The Central Plains Classis is a “fleet” of local congregations “sailing together”, being carried along by the winds of God’s Spirit.

ABOUT US

Central Plains Classis is a gathering of Reformed Church in America (RCA) churches located throughout Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas formed by shared faith, history and beliefs. We’re partners in ministry. We share in the larger ministry of the Reformed Church in America. We share in local ministry together using shared offerings to plant new congregations, strengthen existing congregations and develop leaders. Worship services range from traditional to contemporary, but we all believe in the truth of the Bible and the saving significance of Jesus Christ.

OUR MISSION

The Central Plains Classis is a fellowship of congregations and other ministries called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to be the very presence of Jesus Christ in the world. Our task is to equip all our congregations to be healthy reproducing ministries. As a result, every church and ministry in our classis will enjoy the use of a large variety of ways to do one courageous action: follow Christ in mission, in a lost and broken world so loved by God.

OUR VALUES

We believe the central role of Christ’s Church is to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that (Christ has) commanded….” Matthew 28:19 (NIV)

We believe that the Central Plains Classis exists to support, equip, and empower our member churches, various ministries and enrolled ministers of Word and sacrament by providing vision, leadership, and supervision.

We believe that planting new churches and revitalizing existing churches is vital in the ministry of making disciples for the Kingdom of God. Thus, the classis should take a lead role, with our regional synod and denomination, in planting and revitalizing congregations.

We believe that our classis should be a model of the unity of believers that Jesus prayed for in John chapter 17. To achieve unity, we will treat each other with a welcoming Christian love and respect, even when we disagree and we will hold our relationships with each other in Christ as one of our most important assets.

News & Announcements

June 26, 2019

Welcome Carismah Church and Christ the Redeemer to Central Plains Classis

A group of representatives from the multiplication team of Classis and Regional Synod recently visited our two new church plants...
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June 10, 2019

Resources for General Synod

To watch General Synod 2019 live video streaming or see daily recaps, recommendations, et cetera, please go to: https://www.rca.org/rca-basics/general-synod
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May 17, 2019

VISION 2020 TEAM WILL PRESENT SCENARIOS AT GENERAL SYNOD FOR FEEDBACK

To learn more, please go to https://www.rca.org/news/vision-2020-team-present-scenarios-general-synod To learn more about General Synod 2019, please go to https://www.rca.org/rca-basics/general-synod
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May 3, 2019

Praise & Prayer

Praise God for the pending addition of two new Central Plains's churches...Thank you, God, for the ministries of Charisma Church...
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For this week's #FeatureFriday we are sharing the story of Nate's family! Nate lived at Bethel for almost 10 years until he was adopted, and now lives in the United States with his family. We are grateful to his mom for sharing their adoption story:

June 11th, 2017 is a day that changed our family of 5 to ½ a dozen and an orphan became a son. Nate had been at Bethel China since he was 4 years old and only 5 days before we arrived he turned 13!!! . We began sponsoring him in 2014 and then felt that we were to pursue adoption. After much prayer and discussion, including with our three bio kids and our families, we crossed the “yes line” in July of 2016.

Some of the things we had been concerned about before having Nate weren’t really issues. Nate is completely blind with some light perception. He’s been blind his whole life and he is used to living that way. He acclimates very quickly to his environment and can get around independently. He’s social and very inquisitive-VERY. But he has some delays. He is making progress, but we have learned to adjust our expectations. We have them, but we adjust them so that he takes small steps to success and hopefully he feels the foundation is strong to build on. At times I really wish we were further along with several aspects of his mental/cognitive/intellectual situation, it’s been two years. However, our sweet girls remind us that it’s ONLY been two years. He was not part of a family for his first 13 and he moved to an entirely different part of the world with complete strangers, different language, different dynamics, different food (although he LOVES food, except for salad).

So there’s grace. And we laugh a lot. And we’ve cried some. And we’ve prayed a lot. And we’ve reached out to others a little further along in this journey. One thing my husband pointed out as we wrestled around with saying “yes” to adopting, was that all of our concerns and questions about adopting weren’t really that different than concerns and questions we have as parents of 3 biological children. We have no guarantee they will grow up and love and serve the Lord. No guarantee they will do this or that. Same with adoption.

It really came down to feeling peace and obeying what we both really felt the Lord leading us to. One day at a time, one victory at a time. So thankful we crossed the “yes line”.

If you'd like to watch the video of the Harris' adoption you can do so here: https://youtu.be/IFmBRfQOM9Q

Description: The photo is a black and white photo of the Harris family. Nate's mom and dad stand in the back with his older brother and Nate is sitting with his two sisters in the front.

#loveisblind #bethelchina #blindkidscan #adoption #adoptionrocks #family #love #nomorelizzies #agingoutadoption #olderchildadoption #nateatbethel
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Excellent training—-check this out!!!!Lincoln School of Ministry is designed to equip individuals for ministry, providing one year of training in Biblical Foundations (Theology, Old and New Testament Survey, and Church History), Ministry (Caregiving, Evangelism), and Leadership. Classes meet at the Redeemer Building on 8th and D Street on Thursday nights from 7:00-9:00pm, beginning September 5. Find the link in the comments! ... See MoreSee Less

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All summer shoes will be marked down as well!

We have LOTS of amazing things on our floor stop in and see us!
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Dale Assink is brining God’s word today at Holland Church today. 🙏🙏 “The Golden Stature of Faith” ... See MoreSee Less

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