If summer mission trips are so life changing for the young people, what do those they are going to “serve” get out of it? Might we be using the community for our own transformation?
One thing that has struck me after working for more than a decade to connect churches in the U.S. with churches that World Renew works with overseas is the similarity between them.
As I complete my role as Guide for the Global Missions section, I wish to thank each of you for your collaboration and wisdom. I'd also like to introduce the new Guide...
Time is a powerful enemy to our memories. Which is why God tells us to write his Words on our heads, hearts, and minds. It seems that I haven’t been very diligent in writing down God’s promises.
Learn about Jan Disselkoen's pilgrimage across the Camino de Santiago. Along the way, she is raising money for World Renew and praying for different countries.
While we continue to heed the theological caution of the Reformers as they faced the Islamic faith on the borders of Europe, we need to seek new opportunities to engage with our Muslim neighbors.
Work of the devil? Work of the Triune God? Work of angels? Work of humans? Touchable? Untouchable? Genius in its composition? A disordered work of fiction? These are no new questions for the Christian who would approach the sacred text which Muslims describe as "noble" "unchanged" "final" and "...
Not long ago, the leader of a large school of missions said, "We view all missions' practice through the lens of the social sciences." Knowing the context in which this was spoken would tell this observer that:
The social sciences like anthropology and sociology are becoming the main...
On May 24, churches around the world will celebrate Pentecost Sunday. What is the connection between tongues of fire and mission work? Keep reading to find out!
Learn how World Renew & World Missions are responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
Prizing earthly comfort drives us to selfishness, cowardice, and apathy. When we seek comfort, we fail to trust that God will provide for us even when we personally dislike our circumstances.
Check out the Youth Ministry section for an interesting and timely series on short term missions!
Come learn from Dr. Atef Gendy, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt, who will be at Calvin Seminary on April 19.
Do we, as Christian Reformed folks, find our identity first in Christ or in our own traditions?
Accad says: "....Your view of Islam will affect your attitude to Muslims. Your attitude will, in turn influence your approach to Christian-Muslim interaction, and that approach will affect the ultimate outcome of your presence as a witness among Muslims."
The Lebanese scholar...
The influence of youth in missions and development is often overlooked. But even though we aren’t making donations or writing books, young people like myself are doing big things.
Greetings scholars of Christ:
The Mormon man said to me, "All I want to do is to help the children given to you from the Heavenly Father to love Jesus." Compelling at first glance, but at a second look, a great challenge. The challenge is that he used Christian words, which...
Learn more about World Renew's director, Andrew Ryskamp.
In an era of growing tensions between religious communities, we are endeavoring to discuss peace at an event to be held at Calvin Theological Seminary on Feb 13. Join us!
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I was nervous about safety, travel, finding community, and other things, but, strangely, I was more afraid about raising support than almost anything else.
When we talk about community development, what are we really saying?
Subscribe to the OSJ's Advent daily devotional to refocus on celebrating God's redemptive work and anticipating his second coming this season.
People sometimes wonder what percentage of their church's budget ought to be devoted to missions. Some statistics from other churches might be helpful in thinking about the issue.
Deepening the relationship between your church and its missionaries may benefit from "being there." This article provides ways and means of making the most of a field visit for the benefit of your church and its missionaries.