While the church is shrinking in North America, globally the church is growing. This has shifted how we approach and carry out global ministry.
Our Shared Ministry
Our Shared Ministry is a place to hear, discuss, and celebrate the ministry that we, as the Christian Reformed Church, are involved in across North America and around the world.
Two Chinese scholars at the forefront of their fields never imagined that one conversation would lead them to study in West Michigan, creating new connections and bringing fresh approaches to research into Reformed thought.
The agencies of the Christian Reformed Church continue to join in the work that began on Pentecost, equipping congregations and church denominations across the globe.
Last June, Synod 2017 called for an annual Day of Justice to be held in churches beginning on Aug. 19, 2018.
The woman, swathed in a black dress, sits on the floor of a white-tiled institutional kitchen, big pots stacked behind her and beside her. Broken masonry and other rubble ring her. A light from outside the frame spills over the scene.
There is a rule that ministers should not tell stories about their children from the pulpit—
What difference does being Reformed really make? Our Reformed identity is much more than a set of theological principles.
Life was good for many families in Syria. But that all changed in 2011 when war broke out . . .
John Swinton urged listeners to reassess the ways in which the church ministers to people with mental health concerns.
If I were to become a Christian, it would mean not only changing my religion but changing my whole identity. . . .
I didn’t see it coming, but in hindsight I’m amazed at the opportunities God provides. Let me explain.
Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. This trend affects our churches. Whether in North American communities or in places around the world, the reality is that Christian Reformed churches can’t ignore their Muslim neighbors. But what does this mean in practice?
Ranchi, India, is located in the northeastern corner of the country where little is known or told about our the risen Lord.
In December 2017, Jill Bates headed to Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Mich., to have dinner with Women Who Care of Kent County...
On his many trips to and from the church he pastors in Soroti, Uganda, Martin used to miss opportunities to show God’s love.
Alberni Valley CRC Takes Long-Distance Journey; Financial Shalom: ‘A True Blessing to the CRC’; CRC Clergy Show Signs of Well-Being, Satisfaction
Samson finds peace in knowing that God cares for him. Despite all of the years he carried pain in his heart, he now feels free from the weight of trauma.
I don’t recall the first time I heard this African proverb, but I often need its reminder.
"One of our small groups invited me out for lunch," said Pastor Albert Chu, "and it hit me: there were people from Singapore, China, Indonesia, the Philippines around me