As we anticipate society “going back to normal,” I encourage you to consider what ways your church has shown resilience. In what ways are you healthier because of how you adapted?
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.
As individuals and church communities, we can make the choice to isolate behind the walls of a building, or pay attention to our place in the neighborhood.
Before you only plan for what will happen on the inside of your buildings, can I encourage you to continue looking for what is outside your door and how you might become engaged.
The same outworking of God’s goodness and grace that Sharon experienced in campus ministry as a student is what she longs to see unfold through her ministry at UNBC.
We don’t need to be convinced to realize that we live in a culture of hurry. But is this what it means to be a disciple of Jesus? Is this what God wants for me?
Our neighbourhood loving started with being present—and then some gardening, and then some coffee, and it rolled on from there. No magic, just intentionality with what we did have.
How do churches move from a consumer to a missionary mentality? This missional shift is far from easy and will take a long time, but here's one important first step.
It’s the low places where the water flows and we meet God’s grace.
While you can’t replace the opportunity to serve, here are a few ideas to connect your youth with ministry in another city, culture, or country.
Do you want your church to connect with your neighborhood and reach new people? Here are two learning opportunities to help you do this in our current context.
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