Making deep change to lead the church toward God’s preferred future.
Intended for congregations committed to making deep change to reach God’s preferred future, Ridder Church Renewal is an intensive, two-year process that includes leadership development for pastors and a team of six lay leaders from their church. In 2007, WTS began offering Ridder Church Renewal through the support of a leadership endowment established by former seminary President Dr. Herman Ridder and his wife, Lenora. In 2012 a grant from the Lilly Foundation expanded Ridder’s reach into other parts of the U.S. and Canada. The leadership team for Ridder Church Renewal now operates remotely and includes leaders across the RCA and CRCNA.
Check out our book, Learning Change! For accompanying resources, go to the Learning Change Resource page.
“I would describe Ridder as a process of personal transformation that drives you to missional living, which then expands out into congregational life and congregational transformation.”
Youth pastor at Bethel CRC in Ontario, Canada