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“About 10 years ago we realized that we could be zapped off our property and our neighbors wouldn’t notice.”

In Our Journey 2020: the Ministry Plan of the Christian Reformed Church, Kevin DeRaaf, pastor of Faith CRC in Burlington, Ontario, describes how, over the past decade, this congregation has increasingly moved its ministry beyond its church walls.

To read the rest of his story, or watch a video about churches connecting with their communities, click here.

How about you? Do you have a story about your church engaging with its community? What happened? How did it go? What lessons did you learn from the experience?

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