We are excited to introduce to you one of the newest members of our Faith Formation Ministries team: Trudy Ash. Trudy serves as a Regional Catalyzer in California.
Paola Fuentes Gleghorn
Paola Fuentes Gleghorn is a Communications Specialist for the CRC Office of Social Justice and for Faith Formation Ministries. She graduated from Calvin College with a degree in International Development Studies and a minor in Business. Paola is originally from Costa Rica, but grew up in Nicaragua where her family became missionaries working alongside local churches in the areas of pastoral training, youth leadership development, and evangelism. She did an internship with World Renew in Nicaragua in the summer of 2013. Paola and her husband Jeff currently live in Holland, MI where Jeff is a student at Western Theological Seminary.
Biblical Social Justice, youth leadership development, community development, and creating partnerships between different people working towards the same development goals
Despite the United States’ strong legacy of humanitarianism and refugee resettlement, it is poised to offer its weakest response in nearly a century.
We are excited to introduce to you one of the newest members of our Faith Formation Ministries team: Ron Chu. Ron serves as a Regional Catalyzer in California.
Are you interested in helping your congregation learn more about immigration? There are four important ways a church can engage deeply in immigration work: learning and sharing the myths and facts, reflecting a care for immigrants during worship, having meaningful connections with immigrant communities and organizations, and effectively advocating for more just policies.
My parents always saw my sister and I as integral parts of their ministry, knowing that we had valuable contributions to make. And yet they did not force us to get involved; they extended an invitation.
I'd heard the word "mentor" before but it always had a certain amount of formality attached to it. After learning more, I realized the potential for our churches.
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.
Thank you for your question. I emailed the rest of our Faith Formation Ministries team to compile some resources for you and below is the list we came up with:Calvin College has a great...posted on: The Importance of Mentoring
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Thank you for this encouraging post and great reminder of I prayer we should all be praying in our ministry work!posted on: "Don't Let Me Miss What YOU'RE Doing!
I work with Lesli at Faith Formation Ministries. We are so glad that you found these concrete ways to include Faith Formation helpful! Let us know if there is any other way we can help you or...
I work with Lesli at Faith Formation Ministries. We are glad you found this post helpful! Blessings as you approach the conversations about discipling your congregation's teen volunteers. Let us...
These kinds of questions can be very helpful in getting people to think about their faith stories. Thank you for sharing!posted on: Three-Sentence Faith Stories
That sounds like a wonderful idea!posted on: Honoring Our Elders’ Faith Stories
Thank you CRC and OSJ for this important and much needed reminder that immigrants bless my life and that as an immigrant I also bless the lives of those around me. It is both disheartening and...