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Connecting Refugees and Residents for Christ

Through our church plant, Strong Tower Ministries, we have come to know many Muslim refugees who do not speak English. These relationships gave us an opportunity to meet a specific need, learning the English language.

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What Does Your Church Do With Halloween?

It's two weeks from Halloween and I'm curious, what is your church doing (or not doing) for Halloween? If planning something related to Halloween, how did you decide what to do? 

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Bunkers, Brene, Belonging

Systems are made up of policies, which are in the hands of politicians, who are elected through partisanship, which puts us all in our silos. So this stuff is hard, and it feels bad. 

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Fear and the Nashville Statement

The recent "Nashville Statement" is profoundly damaging to our Christian witness, and theologically wrong in it's elevation of human sexuality to an issue of salvation.

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Community in Kenya Comes Together to Plan Water Pan

We hear a lot about World Renew's approach to fighting poverty, and how a "hand up" is better than a "hand out." But how does this look? This recent example from Kenya paints a picture of community. 

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Innovative Ministry in the CRC

Innovative projects and initiatives are happening across CRC, and the Ignite fund is here to help support this innovation and creativity in ministry! Check out a few of the exciting projects that have been recently funded through Ignite.

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"Green Shirts" Experience

What stood out to me most is how World Renew strives to help the people who are most vulnerable – many of the families we learned about could not afford home insurance or were not able to qualify for assistance from the government.

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What If God Has Something New for the CRC?

Sometimes I wonder if the struggles the CRC is facing are meant to kindle our imaginations so that we’ll be able to see a new thing that God has for us.

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World Renew Invites You to Inspire 2017

Join World Renew and other ministries of the Christian Reformed Church to be inspired, and discover new ways of doing ministry with your local and global community.

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Redeeming Neighborhood Violence — One Block at a Time

So what can we do about the violence in our neighborhoods? How do we avoid either minimizing it with easy answers or throwing up our hands because it overwhelms us?

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The Return of the Church Cemetery

If your church is looking to meet a need in the community and your campus includes ample green space, consider setting aside space for a garden where families can scatter or bury the cremated remains of their loved ones.

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Cynicism, Stoicism, and Our Responsibility to the World

In an age bombarded by social media sound bytes, the pain and sorrow of the world are front and center. But knowing what we know, the question still remains: What is my responsibility to the world? 

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Getting Sand in Your Shoes

I've seen people struggle to make adjustments to living and ministering in Florida. I've seen ministries not connect to their local community because they aren't willing to get a little sand in their shoes.

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Share the Story of Your Church - Through Photos!

Do you have photos of your church living out its mission as a family of believers? Share them with your wider Christian Reformed Church family! 

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50 Ways to Take Church to the Community

No longer can we simply ask, “What can we do to get people to come to our church?” We must also consider, “How can we go into the world to encounter those in need of the gospel?”

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Doing Community Ministry in the Small Church

Sometimes small congregations assume that any significant community ministry effort is beyond their reach. Read how a smaller church can make a big impact in their community.

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Organic Church

What would a "church" look like, if it did not own a building? If the church is people, then why do we assume that a church should own its own building?

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Events Calendar

The Events Calendar lets you know what's coming up from various ministries, churches, organizations, and agencies connected to the Christian Reformed Church.

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What Does Christmas and Community Look Like at Your Church?

What does Christmas and community look like at your church? I’d love to hear how your church is spreading the love of Jesus in special ways this time of year.

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Election Day

If you are American and haven’t yet voted, I hope you do. I also hope you take heart and remember that there is no leader, no official, and no person who can come between you and Christ. 

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Confessing My Sin in Trumpland

At this fork, I find myself praying prayers like these: “Lord, the news cycle has helped me to see the great pit of fear that lives inside me. I feel paralyzed and confused. Pierce my fear with the power of your Spirit...”

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Tenderness and Tears

As the US election date draws nearer—a date being closely watched on both sides of our border—my prayer is that the Christian voice will increasingly become shaped by tenderness and tears. 

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Share Your Story About 'Churches Flowing Into Their Communities'

Kevin DeRaaf, pastor of Faith CRC in Burlington, ON, tells the story of how his church moved their ministry beyond church walls. How about you? Do you have a story about your church engaging with its community?

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