“That’s the kind of impact the gospel has. It’s both immediate and eternal.”
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.
Five Calvin Theological Seminary professors gathered in November to speak about their recently published books.
In the midst of her country’s 30-year occupation, as her mother was dying, the rest of the family abandoned them, leaving 12-year-old Talia to care for her mother by herself.
Now, 10 years later, the site has over 60 different ministry topics that reflect the wide variety of roles and passions of God’s people.
“It was really important for me coming out of (university) to understand how my faith connects with what I do.”
Have we ever wondered what younger generations think about us? What do they think we view as important? What do they hear us say?
When Li walked through the door at the start of her holiday break, she almost couldn’t believe her eyes.
Our younger leaders are asking us to trust them: trust them to lead, trust them to plan worship, trust them with hard conversation, trust them with the budget, trust them to love the church as much as their elders do.
However one is involved in ministry, it is important to recognize these “not yet” moments and encourage each other along the journey. Here are two stories of hope within unresolved ministry.
“Muslims are famously unlikely to convert. We knew from the beginning that it would be God’s Holy Spirit at work if we saw anyone at all follow Jesus.”
The 2020 edition of Calvin University’s January Series begins Jan. 8.
The Savior has come and is coming again. In our foolishness, as we wait for this return, we often put our sights on the material idols of our day.
Bahati’s father kicked her and her 3-year-old daughter out of the house. He also told all the people who had employed her that she had become a Christian.
A Michigan prison that used to average 150 major incidents a year, such as assault, robbery, and physical altercations now averages eight.
If we are honest, remembering those incarcerated “as if we were bound with them” is an instruction that many of us would rather forget.
Several denominational employees have made a commitment to attend the fall meetings of CRCNA classes and help with ministry shares conversations.
“Trauma, if not dealt with, can fester and grow. It can prevent families from reaching their goals.”
It was during mail call, and Dorothy wasn’t expecting anything. Surprised but grateful, she scanned the piece of mail addressed to her.
Where are Timothy Leadership Training Program manuals used? They can follow Jesus, the light in the darkness, to the most unlikely places.
In every conversation, students were encouraged to think about ministry not just in terms of talking about the gospel, but in practicing what Jesus did and said.
The Creation Project aims to “catalyze a field of study around the doctrine of creation that is faithful to Scripture and informed by contemporary scientific research.”
In 1919, when Johanna Veenstra crossed the Atlantic, she became the first Christian Reformed missionary to serve outside North America and its first female missionary.
I await the day when my grandchildren see the stone at our home and ask me, “Why did your Trinity colleagues send you off with that verse?”
In making the visit, she saw how volunteers such as these in the village of Akokma are making progress possible even after an official program has ended.