What if, as deacons, we actually took the time to sit down and listen to the people we are trying to serve? This could potentially change the entire way churches engage with their communities!
Is your church hosting a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program this year? If so, I'd love to hear about it!
This article offers a number of suggestions for small churches that are looking to engage deeper with their community. With the right approach, it is possible for a small group of people to make a big impact.
World Renew believes that educating church communities about Christ’s call to respond to the needs of people who suffer from poverty, hunger, and disaster can transform perspectives and be the catalyst for change — here in North America and around the world.
It's National Volunteer Week and this gives us a neat opportunity to name and thank those who are making a difference in our churches and communities. Who would you like to thank?
How can we reach our communities if they have no idea we love them? And how will they know we love them if we don’t work alongside them?
Join us in discovering the intersection of mental health and the church. Learn from experts, pastors, and other local leaders what support is available and how your church can become a safe space.
The CRC Office of Social Justice compiled a map that will help you find local pregnancy resource centers in your area. Most of these centers offer pregnancy tests, counseling, and support for mothers who decide to carry their babies to term.
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.
I'm curious, what kind of events is your church planning this winter to invite people in? Got any creative or fun ideas to share with other churches?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?