March 1, 2017
Community that LastsContinue Reading
It’s no surprise that video games, eating, ping pong and coffee are all engagements that teens know and love, but you may have never thought of how such seemingly simple activities could have the potential to save a life.
Parachute Ministries in Anchorage, Alaska, recently opened a Teen Drop-in center that offers more than just fun games and resources. They provide relationships through informal mentorships with caring staff, a safe social space for at-risk youth, and a vivacious community to belong to.
February 28, 2017
Urban Mission: Lecture Series at the University of TorontoContinue Reading
The CRC Campus Ministry at the University of Toronto will be bringing urban missiologist Mark Gornik to Toronto for a series of lectures on March 13 and 14. Gornik’s ground-breaking book, To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City, has been a staple of urban theological education for fifteen years.
February 15, 2017
Simply Be.Continue Reading
Shawn Sikkema, age 59, went from shepherding a mega church of 2500 members in one of the wealthiest parts of Aurora, Colorado, to being a shepherd of East Colfax Avenue, the poorest and most neglected community of “Old Aurora;” a place where addiction, prostitution, disability, and despair can be seen at every corner.
February 1, 2017
Celebrating God's WorkContinue Reading
When pastor Joe Ortega heard from the former mayor of Holland, MI that 46 percent of the city does not belong to a church family, Joe was heartbroken.
Today, the percentage of non-churchgoing people is still on the rise, with no major Christian outreach programs on the south side of the city. But Joe hopes to change that.
January 23, 2017
Caledonia Gathering: Boldly Diving InContinue Reading
If your pastor jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?
Corey Van Huizen, pastor of the Caledonia Gathering in Caledonia, Michigan, is living out being the church “in an old, new way.”
According to Van Huizen, many “Midwest folks,” who either go to church or used to go to church, are dissatisfied with the church’s new way of doing things. He believes that the corporate church is missing a huge group of people “who think they have an idea of what church is like, and it’s not for them.”
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