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Liderazgo de muchas voces

Department: Author: Rev. Darren C. RoordaCuando serví como pastor principal en una iglesia local, uno de mis domingos favoritos cada año era el "Domingo de la Amistad". Era una oportunidad de relajarnos para mí y para toda la iglesia. Cada Domingo de la Amistad, el servicio de adoración contenía so

Sharing the Call

Department: Author: Katy JohnsonFor many, the word “calling” prods thoughts of personality and strength: What am I good at? What do I enjoy? What spiritual gifts has God given to me?Rarely do we think of our calling as a single defining moment. Yet sometimes that is how it happens. Ida Kaastra Muto

An Open Door for Shared Leadership

Department: Author: Denise PosieJill Ellens and I both arrived in the parking lot of Brookside Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., at 7:50 a.m. Ellens is the member and community life coordinator at Brookside. As director of the denomination’s new Leadership Diversity initiative, I wa

Sharing the Gospel in One of the World’s Coldest Places: Russia

Department: Author: Brian ClarkChristmas celebrations have been over for a few weeks now in Siberia, Russia, and it is the coldest time of the year in one of the world’s coldest regions. Making matters worse, jobs continue to be hard to come by in the city of Tomsk.Artur (not his real name) wasn’t

Calvin Professors Talk Books

Department: Author: Chris Meehan Five Calvin Theological Seminary professors gathered in November to speak about their recently published books, which range from a book about Eve and the role of women in the church to a philosophical view of living everyday life.Amanda Benckhuysen, professor of O

The Path of Reconciliation

Department: Author: Ruth AlkemaPastor Talia (not her real name) was never a likely candidate for ministry.As a young woman in Lebanon, she experienced war for most of her life. She witnessed the closing days of a brutal civil war, ongoing conflict with Israel, and the 30-year occupation of her coun

10 Years of Networking for Ministry

Department: Author: Staci DeVries“How about we post that question on The Network?”This is what Marilyn VanOostrum suggested to her husband, a deacon, after a council meeting.The deacons had been asked to consider a new name for the benevolence ministry. There was concern that the term “benevolence”

Young Adults Explore Their Callings in Central America

Department: Author: Cassie WestrateJake Bakker and Jeison Rodriguez graduated from universities in two different countries, but they both had questions about what God was calling them to do and what role faith could play in their daily lives.They found a way to explore their callings through Resona

What Do They See?

Department: Author: Steven TimmermansSome people call it emotional intelligence. Others call it social perception. Whatever you call it, truly understanding other people is a multidimensional task. In my role within the Christian Reformed Church, I’m often part of conversations that center around

¿Qué es lo que ven?

Department: Author: Steven TimmermansAlgunas personas lo llaman inteligencia emocional. Otros lo llaman percepción social. Como quiera que lo llame, entender verdaderamente a otras personas es una tarea multidimensional.En mi rol dentro de la Iglesia Cristiana Reformada, a menudo formo parte de con

젊은이들은 무엇을 보는가?

Department: Author: Steven Timmermans어떤 사람들은 그것을 감성 지능이라고 하고, 또 다른 사람들은 그것을 사회적 인식이라고 지칭합니다. 당신이 그것을 무엇이라 일컫든지 다른 사람들을 진실되게 이해하는 것은 다차원적 과업입니다.북미주 개혁교회에서 제 역할 중 하나는, 교단의 기성세대인 교회 리더들이 젊은이들을 더 잘 이해하여 젊은세대를 보존하려는 대화에 참여하는 것입니다. 이를 위한 첫번째 단계는 젊은이들이 우리를 보는 것처럼 우리 자신을 바라보려고 노력하는 것이 아닐까 생각합니다.만일 당신이 젊은 세

Dear Church: A Letter from Young People

Department: Author: Paola Fuentes Gleghorn, Matt KucinskiChurch leaders often discuss young people and how they can get them to hold onto their faith and stay in church. But how often do we take time to listen to what young adults have to say?The Christian Reformed Church in North America takes thi

Chinese Christians Share Faith Stories Across Generations

Department: Author: Brian ClarkEvery year, the already-crowded subway stations, buses, and airports across China become even more bustling. Millions of people are traveling home for Chinese New Year celebrations.In 2018, Back to God Ministries International’s Chinese ministry team realized this tim

Living in the ‘Not Yet’

Department: Author: Matt HubersEvery day, God is at work in the lives of billions of people across the globe. Within the Christian Reformed Church, many of us—whether we are pastors, missionaries, volunteers, or regular church goers—are blessed to be able to witness God’s work in people’s lives. We

‘Much Left to Do’ Among the Fulani

Department: Author: Cassie WestrateResonate Global Mission missionaries Dawn and Gene Michelson recently retired from the field after serving among the Fulani in West Africa for 30 years.Through their work and the work of others, they saw almost 100 people come to Christ. But with an estimated 40 m

Waiting and Hope

Department: Author: Steven TimmermansEvery so often we find ourselves waiting without any idea of how long we will wait or what the outcome will be. Perhaps your adult son or daughter is estranged from you. While you pray continually, you don’t know when or how that relationship will be reconciled.

Looking Ahead to January Series 2020

Department: Author: Matt KucinskiThe 2020 edition of Calvin University’s January Series begins Jan. 8, 2020. This award-winning series will run weekdays at noon and will feature a wide range of experts who are leading some of the world’s most pivotal and timely conversations. The experts’ talks can

Unresolved Tensions in West Africa

Department: Author: Brian ClarkThe first time Bahati* heard biblical radio messages at her home in Niger, she was intrigued. She began listening as often as she could, but always in secret. Then one day, her father caught her.Hearing the words from the radio, Bahati’s father began questioning her.

Building Community, Unlocking Hope

Department: Author: Matt Kucinski“I had a buddy who had just left a year before—not a great place to be,” said Mark Urban of the Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Mich., where he is incarcerated.“It was considered gladiator school, the worst of the worst,” added fellow inmate Crisanto Escabal

Como si fueran ustedes mismos

Department: Author: Steven Timmermans“Acuérdense de los presos, como si ustedes fueran sus compañeros de cárcel, y también de los que son maltratados, como si fueran ustedes mismos los que sufren.” (Heb. 13:3, NVI).Estas son instrucciones de gran peso. Si somos honestos, recordar a los encarcelado