Global Mission Webinars Archive


Here is a list of previous Global Mission webinars. Unfortunately, these recordings are no longer available for viewing.


When Helping Hurts

Could your efforts to help the poor really be hurting them--and you? Find out in this webinar which explains many of the principles from the book When Helping Hurts.

Presenter: Clark Blakeman, Director of Second Stories

Presented on November 30, 2011

Are Missionaries Still Needed?

Should Western Christians just stay home and send money overseas instead? If Western missionaries go overseas, what should they be doing and how should they be doing it? We’ll explore some of the implications these changes have for CRC congregations and World Missions in their global ministries.

Presenter: Steve Van Zanen, Director of Missions Education & Engagement

Presented on November 16, 2011

Why Give a Tweet?

Social media isn't just a fad anymore. If used right, it can enhance your church’s online presence with both visitors and members. But in the constantly changing social media world, it can be tough to know what technology to use and how to utilize it well. We’ll dive into the best practices for using Facebook, Twitter and other social media tools as a way to enhance your ministry online.  

Presenter: Jerod Clark, Church Juice Project Leader

Presented on November 2, 2011

The Belhar Confession

Join in to hear about practical applications of the Belhar’s lessons, and discuss the Belhar’s potential to transform the lives of those who study its teachings.

Presenter:  Kris Van Engen, Congregational Justice Coordinator (US)

Presented on October19, 2011

Show of Hands

The Millenium Development Goals (MDG's) are globally agreed to standards for cutting poverty. Learn about the world’s progress in the MDG’s, what they have to do with God, how the CRC is making a difference and what your church can do to get involved.

Presenter:  Kris Van Engen, Congregational Justice Coordinator (US)

Presented on October 5, 2011

The Changing Face of World Missions

Today nearly 2/3 of the world's Christians live in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Countries that we think of as receiving missionaries are now sending them and vice versa. This webinar will provide facts and figures on these changes, and perspective on how to move forward in this new paradigm.

Presenter: Steve Van Zanen, Director of Missions Education & Engagement

Presented on September 28, 2011

Kids and Missions

VBS is often viewed as a church's primary way to do missions in community. Discover how to make the most of this opportunity.

Presenter: Wendy Hammond, CRWRC Partnership Manager

Presented on May 18, 2011

Launching & Landing Successfully: Short Term Missions

Learn how an effective orientation AND debriefing can keep your short-term missions experience from a bumpy landing.  Many practrical tips, tools, and resource referrals will be shared.

Presenter: Trish De Jong,  CRWM Missions Resource Consultant

Presented on May 11, 2011

God Centered Missionary Care

Is missionary care by churches really necessary?  We’ll explore the biblical heart of the “sender / sendee” relationship, when care is critical, and practical examples of excellent care.

Presenter: Trish De Jong,  CRWM Missions Resource Consultant

Presented on May 4, 2011

Outreach to People with Disabilities

Bringing the gospel to people with disabilities is one of the greatest opportunities today for churches worldwide. This webinar will examine the biblical basis and present practical tools for engaging people with disabilities in church life.

Presenter: Mark Stephenson, CRDisability Concerns Director

Presented on April 13, 2011

Advocating Peace in the Middle East

Hope Equals is a network of US and Canadian college and graduate students who promote peace at home, and connect with Israelis and Palestinians working on reconciliation. Hear from Calvin Seminary students Micah Schuurman and Justin VanZee about what this CRWM program looks like on a college campus and how it brings missions and activism together.

Presenter: Micah Schuurman and Justin VanZee, Hope Equals campus leaders

Presented on April 6, 2011

Evaluating Your Missions Program

Feel like your missions program is a bunch of separate parts instead of a cohesive whole? This webinar will provide concrete steps for analyzing your whole missions program, with suggestions for next steps.

Presenter: Wendy Hammond, CRWRC 

Presented on March 15, 2011

Long Term Missions Essentials

Do you feel God's call to explore International Missions and are stumped on how to go forward? Learn about the next steps in your plan to learn more about what God may be asking of you. 

Presenter: Mary Dykstra, Christian Reformed World Relief Commiteel

Presented on February 16, 2011

Gospel Communication in the Facebook Age

This webinar will briefly review the way in which new media technology has changed the way we communicate the Kingdom message and how we can respond—both as the church and as individual Christians. 

Presenter: Bob Heerspink, Back To God Ministries International

Presented on January 19, 2011

Funding The Slice 

Would you like to learn more about funding avenues? Would you like to increase the financial streams for your ministry? Learn how to utilize multiple funding streams to finance the ministry to which we are each called.

Presenter: Dr. Randy Rowland

Presented on January 13, 2011

New Life Leadership Axioms

In this session ministry insights will be shared from Jul's pastoring at New Life CRC in New Lenox, Illinois, a church in which he served and continues to serve as founding pastor.  A list of the axioms can be found here.

Presenter: Jul Medenblik, Incoming President of Calvin Theological Seminary

Presented on December 1, 2010

God or Allah? Similarities and Differences Between Christianity and Islam

Christians and Muslims have a number of beliefs and practices in common, and at the same time differ in significant ways. The question could then be raised as to whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Join a lively discussion on this question and discover some tips for doing ministry among Muslims.

This is the second of a two-part series.

Presenter: Bill Thornburg, CRWM Missions Resource Consultant

Presented on December 1, 2010

Partnering Essentials

With so many denominational agencies, non denominational and parachurch organizations, how does a church decide with whom to partner? Is partnership even necessary? Find out why and how to partner in this webinar.

Presenter: Wendy Hammond, CRWRC Church Relations Manager

Presented on November 17, 2010

What are Millennium Development Goals?

In this webinar, we will talk about what the Millennium Development Goals are and why they are important; discuss the relationship between CRWRC’s work and the MDGs; and present opportunities for churches to pray, learn, and remind our leaders to keep their promises to the Millennium Development Goals this fall.

Presenter: Dana Doll, Office of Social Justice

Presented on October 20, 2010

Challenging the Stereotypical Mindset of Missions

Every day we pack--lunches; tote bags; backpacks; attitudes; and...personal comfort zones. In this webinar, we'll explore how personal comfort zones can keep us from meaningful mission experiences, both at home and abroad. Join in the presentation and discussion to learn ways in which (1) to identify our comfort zones and (2) to set them aside for the sake of engaging cross-culturally. Our biblical premise comes from Philippians 2.

Presenters: Esteban Lugo and Steve Kabetu, Office of Race Relations

Presented on September 22, 2010

Ministry Among Muslims

The purpose of this webinar is to understand a little bit about Muslims and how we can come to love Muslims better.

Presenter: Bill Thornburg, CRWM Missions Resource Consultant

Presented in March 2010

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