Connecting Campus Pastors and Church Planters

What happens when you mix a group of new Christian Reformed Home Missions (CRHM) campus pastors and church planters in the same room and ask them about their ministry vision? Excited and passionate voices erupt, as men and women share their hearts with each other.

That was the scene recently during CRHM’s orientation for new church planters and campus pastors. The annual three-day event, held at the Christian Reformed Church offices in Grand Rapids, Mich., introduces church planters and campus ministers to Home Missions, the Christian Reformed Church, and other CRC agencies, and helps encourage networking and resource sharing.

This year, CRHM brought 11 church planters and four campus ministers together for the orientation.

Carl and Jan Van Voorst, planters of Hope for Life Community Church in Watertown, S.D., found the orientation helpful in connecting them with others and offering insights and information they can use in their work.

"It truly was a wonderful and very helpful time for us. We now have many more friends that we can journey with as we bring the gospel to communities through new churches and on university campuses," said Carl Voorst.

“It was good to be introduced to many folks from the denomination who are praying for us, instructing us, and providing resources. Jan and I have identified about a dozen things we want to do differently or start doing. May our gracious God be glorified and blessed by our joint efforts."

"Attendees displayed an outward passion for the specific context and ministry God has called them to," said orientation planner Janice Buist. "What lingers after attendees depart for home is deep gratitude and a vibrant picture of the work God is doing through Home Missions.”

Another highlight this year was a presentation from CRHM Advancement Director Nate VanderStelt on raising resources for kingdom causes.

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Laura Posthumus, Christian Reformed Home Missions

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LIGHT CHAPEL CHURCHES INT

P.O.BOX KS 127 KAOSA
ACCRA
GHANA WEST AFRICA

Dear Sir/ madam

Greetings from light chapel church int.

the reason why i am writhing you this letter is about my churches .Sir our madam . and first of all i have orphans in my churches whose parents are dead in the churches and in some villages their both parent are dead and their relatives don't care for them even where to get food to eat they suffer before getting their daily bread. So please i need more hand of help so that we can help them in the villages to get food to eat

Secondly they don't have any one to even to pay their school fees for them to go to school so they are in the house doing nothing without schooling .So please i want volunteer missionary and come and help our support me with them. please i need schools and clinic churches building projects in them various villages to help

Thirdly , the place where they fetch their drinking water in very far and the water is too contaminated with rubbish but because they don't have good drinking water they fetch it like that and the children walk miles before getting their drinking water or before they get water to drink in the villages and is too bad so please , help us give them portable / hygienic and contaminated and whiles all the orphans will die because their drinking water is not good , so they fall sick everyday but we do not have money to send them to the clinic for treatment so please help us save their lives .

Finally , even they do not have clothing , shelter , sandals slippers etc . if you get to the villages , all are naked and barefooted in the villages so please i want you to give a hands of help our support to the options in the villages all that you don't help them save their life to Jesus from all that suffering they are passing through in the villages and the bible says the one who care for the orphans in God bless. so please help us save their life .

Thank you God Blesses
from
Rev wisdom mensah

LIGHT CHAPEL CHURCHES INT

P.O.BOX KS 127 KAOSA
ACCRA
GHANA WEST AFRICA

Dear Sir/ madam

Greetings from light chapel church int.

the reason why i am writhing you this letter is about my churches .Sir our madam . and first of all i have orphans in my churches whose parents are dead in the churches and in some villages their both parent are dead and their relatives don't care for them even where to get food to eat they suffer before getting their daily bread. So please i need more hand of help so that we can help them in the villages to get food to eat

Secondly they don't have any one to even to pay their school fees for them to go to school so they are in the house doing nothing without schooling .So please i want volunteer missionary and come and help our support me with them. please i need schools and clinic churches building projects in them various villages to help

Thirdly , the place where they fetch their drinking water in very far and the water is too contaminated with rubbish but because they don't have good drinking water they fetch it like that and the children walk miles before getting their drinking water or before they get water to drink in the villages and is too bad so please , help us give them portable / hygienic and contaminated and whiles all the orphans will die because their drinking water is not good , so they fall sick everyday but we do not have money to send them to the clinic for treatment so please help us save their lives .

Finally , even they do not have clothing , shelter , sandals slippers etc . if you get to the villages , all are naked and barefooted in the villages so please i want you to give a hands of help our support to the options in the villages all that you don't help them save their life to Jesus from all that suffering they are passing through in the villages and the bible says the one who care for the orphans in God bless. so please help us save their life .

Thank you God Blesses
from
Rev wisdom mensah

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