While many churches might begin the process of merging as a way to keep the lights on, we're finding that the biggest motivation for any merger is actually for mission.
Resonate Global Mission
Formed by the joining of Christian Reformed Home Missions and Christian Reformed World Missions, Resonate Global Mission, trains missional leaders, guides new churches, and forges partnerships to proclaim and live out the good news of Jesus Christ worldwide.
Resonate will continue the good work of Home Missions and World Missions. For more than a century, these two agencies have been introducing people to Christ in North America and around the world. That means continuing partnerships with churches in the United States and Canada to plant churches, do campus ministry, train and equip pastors, and develop future leaders. Additionally, it means sending missionaries overseas, proclaiming the Gospel, and forging lasting partnerships.
In addition to this ongoing work, we also are tackling new opportunities for ministry. Here in North America, we are utilizing experience in international ministry to help churches effectively reach across cultural barriers and forge partnerships within new communities of faith. In other nations, we benefit from expertise in church planting and campus ministry to help people in every nation discover God’s plan for their church, community, and life. With your prayers and financial support, as a single agency, we are able to equip all our churches for ministry and join together with what God is already doing around the world.
Help your church deepen its connection with the missionaries, church planters, campus ministries, and other ministry leaders you support.
This litany consists of scripture readings, responsive readings, and a prayer that can be used or adapted for a mission-themed worship service.
Resonate Global Mission’s regional mission leaders in Canada and the U.S. share a few of their favorite books that will help equip you and your church to spread the gospel right at home.
Learn more about South Coast Beach Project, a new discipleship opportunity for young adults.
In Western Canada, the pandemic shut the door on indoor gatherings and outreach events, so community gardens became places where church members and neighbors could meet and experience the love of Christ.
As new cultures increasingly become part of our neighborhoods, how do we follow Jesus' command to "love your neighbor as yourself?"
People from throughout the world are living in our communities today. How we react to them, and what we say, is part of our Christian witness.
If your church is considering planting a church, read these stories about church plants that built multiplication into their DNA.
Will your missional initiatives look just like you, or will they be fresh expressions of your long held faith in Jesus Christ?
Let us know what you think! And we'd love to hear any additional recommendations!
Roger, Justin works in Cambodia and his reflection discusses an interaction with someone from a Buddhist background, not Islam.posted on: Being Present in the Community
The PIER, Friendship CRC, and Providence CRC have reimagined VBS a bit and started hosting Backyard Bible Clubs in their neighborhoods. They said it generally takes fewer volunteers to facilitate...
That sounds great! What church are you part of? Why did you decide to start the satellite?posted on: How Is Your Church Involved in Mission?
Yes - individuals and churches may direct their giving to Domestic or International Ministry. Generally speaking, "where most needed" is always the most beneficial to the...
You are free to disagree with the decisions of Synod and you raise all of the same points that were discussed 4 years ago. For further information, I would direct you to the 2014...
Open, meaning the number of positions that we have available. Under previous funding models, we were not able to have as many missionaries on staff. Under the new model, we are able to have more...
This is something that Synod upheld 3 years ago, you can see that here:
Synod Upholds Missionary Support-Raising Policy
This support-raising policy has enabled...
This is a topic that was discussed thoroughly months ago and I would direct your attention to the following links
New Mission Agency - Behind the New Name
New Mission...posted on: Ashamed of Our Christian Reformed Identity