• April 13, 2017

    Community that Lasts

    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.

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  • April 5, 2017

    Avenue Church: Learning to be a Neighbour

    Avenue Church, a church plant in Edmonton, AB, is learning to be a good neighbor. For Avenue, being the church is about being a stakeholder in their community along Alberta Avenue. And it’s having a transformative effect.

    “One thing God taught us early on about being a neighborhood church was learning what it means to be a good neighbor,” describes Aaron Au, church planter and pastor at Avenue. “We’re a church that, from its very founding, was intentionally rooted in the neighborhood.”

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  • April 3, 2017

    New Regional Mission Leaders in Canada

    Christian Reformed Home Missions is excited to announce new regional leadership in Canada. In the Western Canada region, Rich Braaksma started as Regional Mission Leader on October 31, 2016. In Eastern Canada, Kevin DeRaaf has accepted a Regional Mission Leader position starting May 1, 2017.

    These new leaders will serve important roles in the new mission agency even as the work to join Home Missions and World Missions continues. We look forward to returning to Synod 2017 to celebrate the beginning of this new agency.

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  • March 22, 2017

    Helping University Students on Their Journey

    In June 2016 the Christian Reformed Church in North America released its new ministry plan, Our Journey 2020, which lays out goals for denominational agencies and congregations in their callings and ministries. As part of the ministry plan, the CRC is sharing glimpses of ministry occurring in and through congregations across North America. Recently CRC news reporter Chris Meehan took a short journey to see how the CRC is joining with God to do ministry in southern Ontario. His first story was about Destination Church in St.

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  • March 17, 2017

    Geneva House Chaplaincy at Queen's University

    When Mary-Jane Tigchelaar’s children reached university age, she and her husband asked themselves a hard question: How well have we equipped our children to leave home and live at university? The Tigchelaars live in Hamilton, situated at the west end of Lake Ontario; when their son chose to study at Redeemer University College in nearby Ancaster, they were able to maintain regular contact.

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