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.
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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.
“(It) forced me to reevaluate my life and realize that this was not the life that I wanted to live.”
“Everywhere in Kenya and Uganda, (climate change) is known and accepted as fact. They don’t have time to argue about whether climate change is real or not because they are already living in the effects of it.”
Broad as well as focused learning is required as young people prepare for their lives and callings.
Across the nations, guides draw us toward the mountain of God. Sometimes those guides lead us from their youth, with humble hearts fiercely dedicated to living justice and loving mercy.
“The Holy Spirit is so active that it can offer people what you as a preacher would never in a million years think would come out of that sermon.”
One man’s story of discovering the hope of salvation through Back to God Ministries International’s outreach team in Russia.
An increasing number of Christian Reformed Church pastors are bivocational, earning income from both pastoring and a different job.
Calvin College Rehabilitation Services, in partnership with local organizations, is providing screenings and classes to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls for people older than 60.
The three-hour seminar opened with Halstead’s evangelistic conversion: at 17 years old, a Fellowship of Christian Athletes coach shared the gospel with him, and he became a Christian.
Some ministers prefer this dual-focused role; they find their “other job” is an opportunity for evangelism, connecting to the real world, or a better use of their varied set of gifts.
On the Tour of Hope they took in April 2018, members of the Rehoboth (N. Mex.) High School Choir volunteered to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Back in 1980, Lori Persenaire lay in the hospital where she would soon pass away.