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“I think there’s a lot of pressure to be really good as a female pastor—not just an OK pastor,” said Sam DeJong McCarron, who works as a ministry vocational consultant for the CRC’s Pastor Church Resources. “You have to be the best of the best because you’re a woman and a female pastor in a denomination that holds two views on it.”
Sam and her husband, Nate, are ordained ministers of the Word in the CRC. They were recruited to plant a church in Denver, Colorado, in 2009—but they could not find a CRC church right away that would ordain both of them.
Reading over grant applications from CRC church planters is always a joy for those of us on the church planting team here at Resonate Global Mission—it is inspiring to see how these church planters are leading their congregations to love God and love their neighbors in creative and practical ways. To share a glimpse of how one church plant is doing this and to perhaps spark your own creativity, let me tell you about a recent event hosted by Iglesia Sunlight Español, a Resonate partner church plant in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
As I sat watching sheets of wind-driven rain pound against the side of my house in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, it seemed obvious: the Timothy Leadership Training (TLT) event that we’d organized and promoted for months was a wash.
Allen Kleine Deters is CRC Pastor of The Bridge, a new missional community plant that Resonate Global Mission partners with in Niagara Falls, ON. He originally wrote this reflection on the Network.