Average church attendance hovered around 50% of what they usually could expect in the summer. Surely things would bounce back in the fall, right? Looks like probably not. So what next?
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.
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To have a look from a different angle, you must let someone else drive.
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If you’re interested in serving in mission—or know someone who is—Jessica and Nalini, Resonate Global Mission’s recruitment team, would love to connect and find the perfect opportunity for you.
What does it mean to be a witness for Christ? We'll explore that question in a week-long devotional that's free for you, your family, your small group, your church, and anyone else interested in joining God on mission.
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