Setting out into the world with God’s Word has always been, and will always be, challenging. But I've seen a care from the CRC and Resonate Global Mission to look after and equip missionaries in healthy, effective ways.
When we talk about mission, we must keep in mind that we can always learn from one another instead of assuming we have the answers. There is no need to impress anyone but to be humble in learning.
“God gave you two ears and only one mouth for a reason!” my Sunday School teacher declared, looking at me intently to make sure I understood. Years later, working in the field of "mission," those words are immensely helpful.
A posture of prayer means a life of prayer. Whatever form this may take in our lives, this posture will bring our most powerful contributions to our mission in God's kingdom.
As I listened to Father Chacour describe the oppression the Palestinian people experience under the Israeli occupation, I was convicted by his challenge. Am I willing to raise hell for justice in Palestine?
According to Daoud Nassar, most tourists go to the holy land to see dead stones. They don't see how the people of Palestine live under the Israeli occupation. Our team went to see the living stones of Palestine.
Christians in Bethlehem are among the oldest followers of Jesus in the world. I have been tremendously blessed to worship with my Palestinian brothers and sisters in the birthplace of our Savior.
My focus during the week moved to loving the kids well. Though I wanted them to learn about teamwork and challenge, I hope they especially gained a view of what love should look like.
Dr. Ray Bakke, a pioneer in urban community transformation, defines evangelism as “scratching where it itches.” What itches are happening in your community that need scratching?
Our first unofficial week of camp brought together IMPACT Club members from Armenia, Albania, Moldova, and Romania. IMPACT Clubs work to create positive change in their own communities through service.
Christian Reformed Home Missions and Christian Reformed World Missions are now Resonate Global Mission. Here are some FAQs about how this change affects your contributions that support this work.
As Christians, we need to stop talking about people—whether youth in the church or Muslims or atheists—like they are a problem to be solved. We don’t own Jesus so it is not our job to offer Jesus to others.
My summer will be spent on Straja mountain working at VIATA Adventure Camp. Though I will predominately be supporting the Romanian staff, I'll also get to work alongside youth, learning teamwork and social entrepreneurship.
At the May meeting of the new mission agency board, the name 'Resonate Global Mission' was approved by the agency board and endorsed by the CRCNA Board of Trustees.
Home Missions and World Missions have been talking about becoming one agency for around 10 years now, but actual work to do so started in 2015. Two years later, we are almost ready to make it official.
I'd like to propose a question: Can a one-week experience actually change the trajectory of a young person's life toward Christ?
Sea to Sea 2017 is looking for people to ride, to pray, to donate, to volunteer, or to become a Tour Partner or Route Partner. The uniting vision? To see the world poverty-free.
Whenever someone tells me I’ve really sacrificed, I almost feel guilty or like a fraud. Because even though I've left family and friends, God has provided me with so much and all my needs are met.
There is a statement floating around in mission circles that has been attributed to St. Francis. Likely he never said it, but lots of people like to repeat it. It goes: "Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary." This statement has then been used...
By now we’re starting to adapt to the rhythm of life in Nicaragua and I think I speak for several of us when I say that the days seem to be slipping through our fingers and we want to stay longer.
Carlos and Sharla Martinez (Directors of FIT) explained to us the adoption process, what the families involved go through, and what their role is in supporting families as they welcome new children into their lives.
Today’s agenda was dominated by three events: a presentation by Alcides (Paola’s dad), a stunning trip to Volcan Masaya, and a trip to the University of Nicaragua.
Mondays are a bore. But this was not the case at all today! I'm still reflecting on our visit to Tesoros de Dios (a school for children with Disabilities), House of Hope, and a fair wage coffee company.
Before we came to Nicaragua, we prayed that God would reveal Himself and the work He was doing there. I think I can speak for the group when I say that God exceeded our expectations.
I don’t think that any of us knew that the moment we stepped outside the airport in Nicaragua, we would fall in love. And I’m not talking about falling in love with another person, or even the country of Nicaragua.