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…

Welcoming a New Director of Planned Gifts and Investments
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Welcoming a New Director of Planned Gifts and Investments

Christian School Foundation The Christian School Foundation is pleased to announce that Kevin teBrake (Hons. B. Comm., M.Div.) is our new Director of Planned Gifts and Investments. Kevin’s lifelong commitment to Christian education, along with his training and professional experience as an accountant and as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church, give him a…

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…

Surveying family faith practices in Canada
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Surveying family faith practices in Canada

One of the pandemic pivots that churches are continuing to make is in children’s and youth ministry. As church programs shut down, many turned to faith formation at home. This may be a pivot that lasts for months to come, as congregations all over Canada struggle to find volunteers to support their programs, and as…

A plumber and a discipler in India
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A plumber and a discipler in India

Ranchi, the bustling capital city of northeast India’s state of Jharkhand, is home to ReFrame Ministries’ on-the-ground partner ministry in India. When the ministry center there needed some plumbing work done, they called a plumber named Rajkumar, who lived in a small village about 15 miles away.  “People in Rajkumar’s village are quite poor and…