Care packages are a great way to encourage missionaries and send them a bit of home—but they can also present a huge hassle for your missionary.
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.
How do you decide which missionaries are the best fit for your church?
When was the last time we struck up a conversation with a stranger, much less our neighbor? What if every person in our churches initiated conversations on a regular basis? What would we learn about where God is working in the world?
Fundraising doesn’t always have a great reputation. At best, some view it as a means to get to “real” spiritual work. At worst, it’s a “necessary evil.” But what if it's a way to announce vision and invite people into the mission?
Children of missionaries may be known as “missionary kids," but that doesn’t make them missionaries like their parents.
My theological framework is all onboard. Then you hit this big stumbling block or barrier: there’s still a whole lot of ministry stuff that happens over coffee with other men.
While well-reasoned presentations and compelling stories have their place, it’s only the Holy Spirit who can prepare the human heart to receive the gospel.
With the increased movement of people around the world, it’s becoming more and more likely that students in academic classrooms or church groups will have lived in more than one country during their lifetimes. Like any student, TCKs are individuals with unique characteristics and learning styles, but there are a few general characteristics to keep in mind.
It’s natural for missionaries, sending organizations, and supporters to think about safety. The question of safety is answered differently by each of us, and in the midst of diverse responses to the current crisis, it’s clear that God makes people differently.
Mission emphasis events provide a special opportunity to praise and thank God for what He is doing to advance his kingdom. It is a time when a local congregation can focus attention on the work of mission at home and abroad. This is a guide to help you navigate planning a mission emphasis event
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