- What We Do
The church in North America is shrinking. People are leaving. People are identifying as religious “nones.” Church doors are closing.
But as we learned during the COVID-19 crises, church matters. The community church provides makes a difference within and without the four walls of a building.
“Church is a living illustration or picture of an alternative life—one that is focused on following Jesus and his ways,” said Kevin DeRaaf, who directs ministry in North America for Resonate Global Mission.
Nick In’t Hout was walking up and down the streets of Redlands, California, and praying about planting a church—but then he heard the Holy Spirit tell him that Redlands didn’t need another church. The city needed churches to work together.
“One of the things God impressed on me on that walk was just the number of churches up and down Church Street,” said In’t Hout. “I felt like the Lord was saying to me he didn’t need another church—but the invitation was to be part of his work connecting churches and bringing them together.”
Resonate Global Mission’s Cohort fellows in Central America are kicking off some new initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mission Montréal, a Resonate Global Mission partner, is meeting needs in the city during the coronavirus pandemic by packing and delivering food baskets—and it’s taking a network to make it possible.
When the coronavirus hit, universities in Montréal shut down and university students found themselves facing a lot of challenges—especially international students.
“They were living with a lot of stress and anxiety and were very isolated,” said Jacynthe Vaillancourt, who leads campus ministry for Mission Montréal.
You might associate the word “innovation” with new products and designs, but did you know that innovation plays an important role in mission?
“The world changes, and we have to adapt,” said Moses Chung, director of Resonate Global Mission’s Mission Innovation Team, a group of ministry leaders from throughout the world who discover and cultivate best practices for spreading the gospel.
“Mission innovation has to do with discerning what God is doing and joining God there,” said Moses. “That’s where the true innovation happens with the church.”