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Director of Church and Community Engagement for World Renew
This Giving Tuesday, Americans and Canadians have the chance to have their gifts matched to help refugees.
Five community gardens projects in Kent and Muskegon counties received funding and training grants of $1250 this month to grow their projects and increase their benefit to local community members.
Around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day. I have spent the week looking at women in the Gospels, to have a stronger understanding about the Biblical view of women
Now is a great time to make sure your missions communications are up to date! Here's a handy checklist for a communications audit.
It’s that time of year again! Missionaries and field staff are making their rounds to supporting churches. How can churches and missionaries open doors for better transparency and benefit?
Missionary newsletters have been around since Paul. Are they still relevant today?
If summer mission trips are so life changing for the young people, what do those they are going to “serve” get out of it? Might we be using the community for our own transformation?
One thing that has struck me after working for more than a decade to connect churches in the U.S. with churches that World Renew works with overseas is the similarity between them.
Great tips here, Jodi!posted on: Community During COVID-19
So happy to hear that it will be released this year! (I think we were answering at the same time haha)
Hello Gilbert! I'd suggest contacting with the World Renew office in Kenya as they may know of organizations in similar situations. Our country consultant is Jenninah Kabiswa, [email protected]
It probably varies church to church, but years ago when I went before council it was presented very much as a pass/fail exam. Publishing in the bulletin was sort of a way of saying, "Speak now or...posted on: Must We "Approve" Profession of Faith?
It's important to have a mission, vision and values for your missions efforts. There are several resources available to help you determine your missional DNA. One that I often recommend is Focus...posted on: Evaluating Ministry Partners?
I agree, Staci. It's not right to assume that latecomers are being intentionally disrespectful.posted on: Getting Worshipers in the Service on Time?
Posting this on behalf of Roy Berkenbosch, theological advisor for World Renew and primary author of The Theology of Development:
Thanks John and Larry for kickstarting this...posted on: Mercy Ministry in Mission Strategy
The Healthy Church process might be a bit in depth for your purposes but it does get at what you are asking https://www.crcna.org/pcr/HealthyChurchposted on: Spiritual Growth Survey?
A note about food/clothing/toy drives - while it makes us feel good to give, we need to be sure that we are doing it in a way that helps rather than hurts. Last year Andrew Ryskamp, CRCNA Diaconal...
Jamie, is he working with an organization that has a US partner?