Reaching Youth Through the Airwaves

As the young daughter of a pastor in Burkina Faso, West Africa, Miriam (not her real name) has known God’s word since she could first speak. Yet her faith in God was mostly defined by fear.

Manual Helps Teach Our World Belongs to God

In the final chapter of his discipleship manual titled Come and See, Our World Belongs to God, Rev. Sid Couperus recalls slicing seed potatoes in half with his father and placing them in the ground. Today, the growth, death, and ripening of the potatoes reminds Couperus, pastor of Mountainview CRC

SheLeads Summit Charts Progress of Women in Ministry

One woman choked up as she spoke of the male pastor she has known for many years who is shunning her now that she has answered a call from God to attend Calvin Theological Seminary. She was one of several women who shared personal stories during a table discussion time at the SheLeads Church Togeth

The Perfect Gift

Many people in Japan have not yet heard the gospel. But a simple radio broadcast in their area can make a lasting difference. Just ask Ms Tetsuko.

Following Jesus in West Africa

Fatim was just 10 years old when Resonate missionary Gwen moved into her village in West Africa. While many families were resistant to Christianity’s new teachings, Fatim’s mother was curious about the newcomer and her faith.

New Hope Rises Amid Financial Challenges

Jessica Brand clearly remembers the early days of New Hope Christian Reformed Church in East Hamilton, Ont. She was among those who began meeting on Sunday evenings in 2005 in the living room of the church planter, Jeff Neven.

Soong-Chan Rah to Speak on Lament at Inspire 2019

Rev. Soong-Chan Rah, the Milton B. Engebretson Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Ill., will speak at Inspire 2019 about “The Necessity of Lament in Our Broken World.”

A New Way to Pray

Resonate Global Mission volunteer Pat Voetberg spent eight days in Obule, Uganda, and brought a new way to pray to her church in Hudsonville, Mich.

Sharing the Gospel in Spain a Work in Progress

Walking through Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia basilica felt bittersweet for Guillermo Serrano. The cathedral is tentatively scheduled for completion in 2026. On the one hand, he enjoyed experiencing the magnificent beauty, but he also lamented the fact that the building’s primary purpose seemed to b

Anne Zaki, CRC Theology Teacher, to Speak at Urbana 2018

Billed as the largest and longest running youth missions conference in the world, this year’s Urbana conference will be held from Dec. 27-31 in St. Louis, Missouri. Among the keynote speakers will be Anne Zaki, a Calvin Seminary graduate who currently teaches at the Evangelical Theological Seminary

Youth Group Learns New Lessons through Blanket Exercise

Near the end of the Blanket Exercise at Neland Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., members of the church youth group watched a video in which Susie Silversmith told her story. Silversmith is from the Navajo nation and was on hand to help lead participants through a summary of I

‘Just Women’ Panel Inspires with Stories of Doing Justice

As part of a panel discussion helping to mark the 50th anniversary of the Centre for Public Dialogue, Kathy Vandergrift spoke about how being raised in the Christian Reformed Church helped her to realize that faith in God relates to all of life. This belief helped to shape the direction of her life

CRC Visit Clarifies Needs of Rwandan School and Churches

On a visit to Rwanda this past September to make connections for ministry, four people from Oakdale Park Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., took time to visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial outside the city of Kigali. Visiting the memorial, marking the 1994 massacre of as many as 500,0

CRCNA Leader Sees Ministry at Work in ‘Plastic City’

CRC leader Colin Watson, Sr. opened the Friday, Oct. 26, meeting of a World Communion of Reformed Churches regional gathering in Georgetown, Guyana, with a Bible study focusing on the need for unity among God’s people. Having been born in Guyana, it was exciting for Watson to return and be invited

World Renew Planning Response to California Fires

Wildfires driven by strong winds tore into residential areas of California recently, killing dozens of people and causing thousands of people to flee their homes and businesses. Now that the fires have been or are close to being contained, rain is predicted that can cause mudslides. World Renew is

Ramy Gamal Joins BTGMI in Arabic Media Ministry

A few months ago, Back to God Ministries International asked people to pray, asking God to help find the best person to lead BTGM’s Arabic media ministry. God answered the prayer, calling Ramy Gamal to this position.

Reimagining Calling

If you had asked Resonate Global Mission volunteer Josué a few years ago what he was planning on doing after college, he definitely would not have said “missions.”