On June 18, 1888, the synod of what would later be known as the Christian Reformed Church in North America appointed a five-member committee to lead the denomination in cross-cultural missions. For a Dutch-speaking church barely thirty years old with just ten thousand members, this was a very big step. God blessed the work of this new movement, and the CRC went on to build a reputation of passion for mission around the world. For much of this time, the domestic and international work was divided between two different agencies—Christian Reformed Home Missions and Christian Reformed World Missions. In 2017, these two agencies formed Resonate Global Mission, a single agency with a global focus.