Faith, Fellowship, Friends

Our Story

We invite you to come worship with us every Sunday at 10 am and 5:30 pm.  A nursery is provided at both services and a children's church is provided during the morning service. 

Bunde Christian Reformed Church has been sharing the word of the Lord for 125 years! 

 

What Kind of Church We Are?

 

We are a church whose goal is to proclaim the Good News that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord.  We accept the Bible as God's inspired and inerrant Word and His will for our lives.  We are affiliated with the Christian Reformed denomination.  As a confession church, we hold to the historic creeds of the Christian Church.  As heirs of the Protestant Reformation we believe in salvation by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  (Ephesians 2:8)

Christian.....identifies us as people who believe that God has provided us with the way of salvation through His Son Jesus who is the Christ.  As Christians, we are committed to sharing God's love in Jesus Christ with our neighbors.

Reformed.....refers to the branch of the church growing out of the Protestant Reformation which emphasizes the Lordship of Jesus Christ in every area of life.  Guided by the Bible, God's Word, we believe Christians are called by God to a life of service in home and community.

Church.....means we are a part of the total body of Christ which God through His Word and Spirit has called people from every nation and race. 

Who We Are…

 

• 300 average worship attendance

• 263 confessing members

• 223 adult active confessing members

• 33 adult inactive confessing members

• 11 youth confessing members

Our History

 

     Bunde Christian Reformed Church began when W.D. Ammerman and his three sons purchased 160 acres of land from Prins and Koch in 1886.  W.D. Ammerman named the township Rheiderland after a province in Germany from where his family immigrated.  Bunde was the name of the church chosen in honor of Bunde, Germany, their beloved homeland. 

     In 1887 these new German immigrants made a request to Classis Iowa of the Christian Reformed Church for permission to organize.  The new congregation consisted of ten families.  Twenty three communicate members and about 60 souls altogether.  They met twice each Lord’s Day in the W.D. Ammerman home from 10:00am-12 noon and from 2:00-4:00pm.  Both the Dutch and German languages were used until the stress of World War I, the flu epidemic, and world conditions, caused the English language to become a necessity. 

     On December 6, 1888, the congregation purchased 4 acres of land for $25 an acre and started meeting in a school house on their property, worshiping there until 1894.  They then built their first church which was dedicated by their pastor, Rev. J.H. Schultz.  The second church was built in 1940 with an addition made in 1960.  A new fellowship hall, classrooms and kitchen were constructed in 1998.  In 2006 a new sanctuary and office area were built.

     In 1945, Bunde and other area churches were invited by Prinsburg to be part of a joint centralized Christian School system.  Many of our youth have received a Christian education at Central Minnesota Christian School in Prinsburg. 

     In the past 125 plus years,  Bunde has been served by eighteen men of God who used their gifts to help Bunde grow into the vibrant church it is today.  As we look to the future we see the need for a pastor who will share our vision of expanding our existing ministries, and reaching out to the community; a pastor who will motiviate our leadership and challenge our youth.

     God has abundantly blessed us and we are excited about our future at Bunde CRC.  Change is in our future as it has been in our past. Again we say, “God our help in ages past, our hope in years to come!”

 

But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.  1 Samuel 12:24