Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds Books has given a rave review of the DVD series "For the Life of The World: Letters to the Exiles."
Each summer World Renew and World Missions holds a training to prepare those who are heading off to volunteer with field staff around the world.
Go and Tell is an easy and practical way to share the gospel with others based on the Heidelberg Catechism. The Go and Tell seminar is now free online and includes the video, audio, power points, testimonials, and more.
This summer we'll be hearing from missionaries on home service about their call to missions, what life is like as field staff, and their ministries around the globe.
Changes in the missionary support paradigm at Christian Reformed World Missions have created some controversy. A former missionary and current missions leader gives a personal perspective.
Join World Renew for our inaugural online course! Beginning on July 7, you are invited to explore how to alleviate poverty without hurting the poor and yourself, based on When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert.
If it is more of a blessing to give than to receive, then if we truly love our neighbor we will allow her to give as well, we will not rob her of the joy in giving of herself to us.
The gentleman and I chatted about politics, the majority religion here, self-appointed prophets, and the greatest question of all, namely 'Who is the living God?"
The gentleman tried to furnish answers from the Qur'an which talk about Allah as the "ever-living, and the sustainer of all...
Synod 1910 made some imaginative recommendations to the local church regarding missions. And today, more than a century later, we may take a lesson.
A book by Wendy VanderWal-Gritter that encourages a new, "hope-filled, relational way forward for those in turmoil regarding a response to gay and lesbian Christians."
“I have a prayer request for you, will you commit this year to pray for God to answer this petition?” I replied, “On one condition.”
This webinar will show how adding a FOCUS to your missions program can result in more people being part of the missions strategy and more effective ministry being accomplished.
With all the talk about funding missionaries, World Renew is getting more calls about how it funds missions.
Last month, I had the priviledge of accompanying a work team from a church in Minnesota as they visited schools and churches in five communities in Guatemala. Three years ago they did an exploratory trip to these communities via Vid y Pampanos (Vine and Branches), a World Renew Partner in the...
Brandon's idea of a responsible global citizen has much to do with being trustees of the biblical story and practitioners of the love of Jesus towards neighbor, friend, and foe alike.
Last week, a colleague sent me a link to a blog post entitled "How Support Raising Keeps Parachurch Ministries White" (read it here http://ministerdifferent.com/support-raising-white). The piece contributes to ongoing conversations we have been having at the denomination's global missions...
I have been privileged to see churches add a focus to their missions program and create new excitement, both within their churches and in their local communities. This webinar will show you how.
" No issue in missiology is more important, more difficult, more controversial, or more divisive for the days ahead than the theology of religions.
This is the arena where differing truth claims among world religions challenge Christians to articulate their understanding of the...
What does it mean to be a responsible global citizen?
New Film From the Heart of Guatemala City
Through Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM) and CRWM missionary Joel Van Dyke, the CRCNA supports Guatemalan leaders seeking to share Jesus' love and grace with at-risk youth in Guatemala City. In 2010 the film production company Athenikos ...
Recently Mary Dykstra (Global Volunteer Coordinator for World Renew) and I (Wendy) were interviewed for the Transformational Networks blog by Bethany Beachum (Nehemiah Center). Below is an excerpt of that interview. I invite your questions on the topic of global volunteers and partnership.
One of the kindest signs of community that we as a family have experienced in our Neland CRC congregation is the way the whole faith family contributes to an educational fund that helps parents meet the heavy tuition load while their kids are in school. In a similar way, I witnessed in November how the “Love Cambodia” congregation, one of World Renew’s local partners, blesses their surrounding communities.
Watching Downton Abbey has become a worldwide phenomenon. Lots of diverse people have become invested in the fortunes of the Crawleys: upstairs and downstairs. It occurs to me that one of the fundamental story lines in that series has important parallels to the future of Christian Reformed World Missions...
In the mid 2000’s Christianity Today took notice of research by Calvin College Professor, Kurt Ver Beek, on the lower than expected benefits of sending volunteers out from North America. Ver Beek has lived in Honduras for 30 years and he was there for the duration of Hurricane Mitch (which took 14,000 lives in 1998). The North Americans who flew south to serve in the aftermath of the storm were his case study.
In the world of missions, disaster response, and community development, there are a lot of organizations. A LOT. World Renew works in partnership with a lot of them.