Helping Deacons Thrive
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Helping Deacons Thrive

When diaconal coaches Helen VanBeilen and Alicia Hamming Navarrete reached out to the deacons of Jubilee CRC (St. Catharines, Ont.), they were delighted to be invited to one of their upcoming meetings. The deacons there were struggling with their benevolence ministry and hoped the coaches could help. Essentially, they were asking “is the help we’re…

Educational Training
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Educational Training

When Resonate Global Mission missionaries led the first Educational Care training in a refugee camp in Uganda, God worked in surprising ways. Four people decided to follow Christ. Educational Care is a curriculum of Raise Up Global Ministries that Resonate missionaries use to instruct teachers and school administrators with best teaching practices from a Christian…

Salim’s Pentecost testimony
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Salim’s Pentecost testimony

“When I read the Pentecost story in Acts, it’s so amazing to think about all the people represented in God’s Story,” said Salim. “We’re talking about thousands of languages.” Born in Lebanon, Salim grew up learning the country’s three official languages – Arabic, and English primarily, as well as some French. But Portuguese was the…

The upside of inflation
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The upside of inflation

Inflation has been a documented economic phenomenon since Ancient Rome, but it has not been much of a factor in the global economy over the last decade. Now, however, with Covid-induced labor shortages and “supply chain snarls,” along with loose monetary policy from central banks looking to prop up national economies, inflation has stepped back…

Canadian classes called to special meeting
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Canadian classes called to special meeting

For months now there has been a polite rumble among Canadian members of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) about an obscure report called SALT. The Structure and Leadership Taskforce report (SALT), adopted by the CRCNA Council of Delegates (CofD) in May 2021, is on its way to Synod 2022. It is not headline news. It…

Food in small places
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Food in small places

I’m the proud owner of a small house. It was built in 1929 on a plot of land that was once an orchard, about a 10-minute walk from Victoria Park in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario. The architectural style is called “Germanic Cottage,” and it was designed by an architect named Edward Reitzel, whose blueprints…