Stories

  • February 14, 2019

    On Mission 14: Karlos Palacios

    "They are not waiting for the pastor to tell them what they have to do," said Rev. Karlos Palacios, pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Reformada Comunidad de Fe Poinciana, a Resonate church plant in Florida. As a bivocational pastor, he has learned to empower the leaders in his congregation.

     

     

     

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  • January 10, 2019

    Preschoolers Are Bringing More Families to Church

    When children start school in Lake Worth, Fla., many are already academically behind. So, Sunlight Community Church of Lake Worth launched a preschool—and it’s having a surprising effect on the growth of their church.

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  • September 18, 2018

    Preparing to Plant

    Church plants are key to bringing the gospel to unreached areas. But how do church plants work? And who will do the planting? With Resonate’s help, John Granada  is learning these things firsthand.

    John felt a call to church planting after serving at Vida Nueva, a CRC church plant in Miami, Florida, for 14 years.

    “It was a process of discerning a desire prompted by the Spirit,” said John. “I was envisioning, dreaming, and considering how God had gifted me and my family to serve. We were waiting to see what place he would lead us to.”

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  • September 14, 2018

    A Fair for the Community in Port St. Lucie

    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.

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  • July 11, 2018

    Exploring Ministry Calling as a Team Effort

    We don’t have to discover God’s call on our own. Sometimes God speaks to us through many different people. Just ask Karlos Palacios.

    Karlos is a church planter at Iglesia Comunidad de Fe Poinciana Christian Reformed Church, a Resonate Global Mission partner church plant in Poinciana, Florida.

    Karlos said his calling to ministry started with service opportunities in his church, The New Horizon CRC (Paterson, New Jersey). As he joined the choir and read Bible verses during services, people soon recognized his leadership abilities.

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