While the person you meet in the grocery store may not recognize the denominational name “Christian Reformed Church in North America,” you can find common ground by simply saying your church is part of the Christian church.
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.
While we may no longer sing from the same hymnal or even in the same language, there is much more in our worship that unites than divides.
World Renew has a vision: a world where people experience and extend Christ's compassion and live together in hope as God's community. They claim God’s deep passion for justice and mercy as their motivation.
World Renew has been serving and walking with communities in Tanzania for over 25 years. Partnering with the local church, the African Inland Church Tanzania, World Renew seeks to see God glorified, churches strengthened, and people moved out of poverty.
Three of us rode together to Detroit, Mich., to the Inspire 2017 conference with much anticipation. I’m not sure what I was looking for, but I do know this: That I needed to be inspired. I needed to know that the Christian Reformed Church in North America is alive and well.
Nadeana was not a leader. At least, that’s what she believed before beginning her internship with Western Campus Ministry. Now she’s encouraging other students to be leaders too.
We need men and women of God who understand the times in which we live and can show us how to give witness to the faith we have in Christ.
Four years ago, Sarah Hoogendoorn pulled out of the ministerial candidacy process. She had acquired her Masters of Divinity degree and had begun working at a church in Alberta but then discovered that she was not called to church ministry.
Students are formed as ministry leaders in a variety of ways and will face a variety of leadership situations upon graduation.
The autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, was chosen for its challenging historical and firsthand account of slavery, racism, and injustice in the 19th-century society that openly condoned slavery
The church in Cambodia is young, and so are its leaders. That’s why Resonate missionaries Gil and Joyce Suh come alongside young, first-generation Christian leaders like Narith* to disciple, train, and mentor them—like a Barnabas to many young Pauls.
Jamila Abdulahi, a peasant farmer in Nasarawa State, gives thanks to God for giving her and her husband a baby girl.
Three churches in central Etobicoke, a western suburb of Toronto, joined together to address the issue of lack of affordable housing in the greater Toronto area of Ontario.
Can you imagine an entire church, congregation, or denomination “doing” discipleship?
When Dmitry heard a radio message that touched him, he decided to write a message of thanks to the program’s producers in Russia. He didn’t expect the conversation to go any further.
Busy. Overwhelmed. Chaotic. These are the words I most often hear when I ask people to describe today’s families. Because of this busyness and the shifts in society and parenting, churches everywhere are seeing a decline in both attendance and engagement from young families.
In August, Calvin College professors Judy Vander Woude, Peggy Goetz, and Jill Bates traveled with speech pathology students to China to work with children with special needs at the GIFT Parents’ Support Center.
Using donated apples, Pease (Minn.) Christian Reformed Church has baked and sold thousands of apple pies over the last nine years as a fundraiser for participation in the Global Partnership Program with World Renew.
At their worst, social media sites seclude us from face-to-face interactions. But they also offer unique opportunities to connect with others
"I thank you on behalf of my family for supporting the ministry here at Calvin Theological Seminary. God has used it to help me through one of the most difficult times of my life. And I believe he is giving me the skills and resources necessary to care for people and lead them to the hope of the gospel."
I don’t actually know any people from the Amish tradition and faith, I do have a perception of them. I picture people wearing old-fashioned clothes and driving a horse and buggy. I think of them as being “set apart” and I also admire their resolve.
That perception makes me wonder how others perceive the Christian Reformed Church.
St. Thomas may be a small city in rural southern Ontario, but the community is determined to have a big...
Resonate Global Mission campus ministers, church planters, missionaries, and other ministry leaders practice hospitality often—following a framework of table sitting, table setting, and table serving.
Choosing a school, major, or career can be overwhelming for many high schoolers. But what if this process was full of delightful anticipation about the good things in store for us?