Part of the reason for their migration to the United States was their desire for freedom from interference from the government in the practice of their religion. These people came with a deep love for the Bible and for theology. One of the first things they did was to form a college for higher education, though most of them were farmers. Though our Dutch heritage is still appreciated and celebrated, the denomination has expanded way beyond that orientation.
Christian Reformed Churches today are Korean, Vietnamese, Hispanic, Laotian, African-American, etc. As a denomination we have a strong commitment to ministries not just in our own backyards but all over the world. Through our denominational offices we send missionaries throughout the world, we engage the world through radio and television ministry, we care for the poor and those with special needs, and we support chaplains in a variety of settings in the United States and Canada.
Check out information about our denomination at its website: www.crcna.org