Due to some unforeseen circumstances, we have decided to postpone this event for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience. We will be contacting those who registered and will share more information once we have a new date.  

These past 18 months have been challenging, especially for those working on the frontlines of community and justice ministries. Recharge 2021, sponsored by World Renew, is designed to provide a brave space where ministry leaders can receive encouragement, refocus on their mission, and consider Kingdom building beyond the church. Leaders will leave refreshed and equipped with practical tools to help them accomplish what God is calling them and their church to do in this unique season.

Join us in person on Nov. 5 and 6 at The Edge Urban Fellowship in Grand Rapids, Michigan, or join us virtually. This event is free, but registration is required. Register NOW for the online or in person event. 


Who should attend?

Anyone involved with community development, poverty alleviation, reconciliation, or justice ministry. Although many of the speakers will present from a Reformed perspective all are welcome.

Friday evening’s plenary session will feature a panel discussion on the topic of “What the global church can teach us about resilience.”

Saturday morning’s plenary will feature Rev. Pete Watts, Supervisor for Race Relations and Advocacy for the Reformed Church in America, on the topic of overcoming discouragement and burnout.

Workshops include:

  • Contemplative Prayer (Rev. Pete Watts, Supervisor for Race Relations and Advocacy, RCA, Pastor, The R.O.C.K. Church)

  • Longevity, Loving and Leadership (Theresa Slabbekoorn, Executive Director, Life Center)

  • Trauma Healing in our Faith Community (Carol Bremer-Bennett, US Executive Director, World Renew, and Mary Crickmore, West Africa Regional Director, World Renew)

  • Encouragement From the Trenches: A Conversation on Justice, Race, and Finding God in Unlikely Places (Rev. Dr. Reginald Smith, Director of Diversity, CRCNA, and Henry Bouma, The Navigators)

  • Legacy Over History (Pastor Troy Evans, The Edge Church)

  • Climate and Environmental Justice (Rev. Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, Vice President, Evangelical Environmental Network, and Andrew Oppong, Justice Mobilization Specialist, Office of Social Justice, CRCNA)

Worship led by Jeremy Simpson (Co-Executive Director and Pastor, Wesley Foundation) and Vanessa Alvarez (Church and Community Engagement Representative, World Renew).

It is our prayer that our time together will provide you with a place to recharge, regroup, and find encouragement to continue this journey of living justice, loving mercy and serving Christ.

Questions, contact Vanessa Alvarez, [email protected]

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