Stories

  • October 28, 2021

    You're Raising Up Strong Christian Leaders for Our Communities

    The world needs more Christian leaders—and through Resonate’s Emerging Leaders program, you’re playing an important role in raising up, equipping, and mentoring young adults on university campuses throughout Canada and the United States.

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  • August 12, 2021

    Bird Houses, Bible Studies, and Becoming Part of a Community

    What does it mean to become part of the community where God has placed you? For Arlan Menninga, it has meant everything from leading a Bible study to building birdhouses.

    In November 2019, Arlan Menninga moved into his retirement community, a large brick building with 150 private apartments in Tinley Park, Illinois. In some ways, Arlan said, it’s like a college dormitory. The residents run into one another in the hallways, lounges, laundry rooms, dining hall, and yard.

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  • April 23, 2021

    Answered Prayer at a Food Pantry

    A car pulled into Emmanuel CRC’s parking lot. The church runs a food pantry, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, anyone picking up food needs to remain in their vehicle. At first, it seemed like another disconnect caused by Covid-19—but church members and volunteers have found a way to build relationships with their neighbors.

    Pastor Jeff Hale approached the woman inside the car to gather her information, but he didn’t stop with the facts he needed. They talked a bit, and then, before she moved on to pick up her food, he asked: “Can I pray for you about anything?”

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  • April 15, 2021

    A Step into Solidarity

    Many individuals and churches have felt disconnected because of the coronavirus pandemic—but Loop Church in Chicago has been using online worship as an opportunity to make new connections and worship with people throughout the world.

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  • July 10, 2020

    Where You Live Matters

    “God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God.” —Revelation 21:3, The Message

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