RCA drops Church Herald as subscriptions fall off

An online successor to come
Just as major mainstream print publications are struggling to forge a new path in the digital age, so will the flagship magazine of the 166,000-member Reformed Church in America.

Two years after scrapping a denominational subsidy for the Church Herald, the RCA General Synod, which met in Holland, Michigan, through June 9, voted 171-56 to cease publishing the monthly magazine, whose subscriptions have declined sharply.

Church and magazine leaders now will work within an existing $240,000 budget to create a new publication that could be primarily online. An open blog and increased online social networking figure to be prominent aspects.


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