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Flexible within existing regions.


To connect leaders in relationships of mutual learning, trust and influence so that together they are working for Gospel-shaped spiritual and social transformation  in their neighborhoods and around the world.  


Missional Network Support and Development  

  1. Identify, encourage, pray together with, and connect local church and community leaders.  Nurture spiritual disciplines/spiritual formation in a growing network of leaders.
  2. Nurture relationships of care, accountability and mutual learning and collaboration among local leaders.
  3. Transcend barriers by networking local leaders from different denominations and societal sectors, including both people of faith and others of good will, for the transformation of their communities.  In particular advocate for the full inclusion of those marginalized by the community or the church
  4. Identify and develop processes that strengthen and multiply communities of faith and other Gospel-shaped ministries on the community level.
  5. Identify ways that the CRCNA and global partners can learn from the growing networks of local leaders and develop channels for reciprocal learning and collaboration.
  6.  As appropriate facilitate the contextualized use of interactive learning curricula and methodology to equip and connect agents of spiritual and social transformation.
  7. Collaborate actively with a community of practice relating to the ministry for mutual learning and growth.

Service to North America

  1. Participate in support-raising (e.g., prayer, care and financial support) for Resonate Global Mission’s ministries by developing and maintaining a network of supporting churches and individuals in North America.
  2. Ensure notes of thanks are sent to donors in a timely manner.
  3. Educate the CRCNA and others about the nature of the global church and its mission, encouraging them to develop a deeper passion and involvement in global missions.
  4. Provide the CRCNA as warranted with insight and resources for ministry among minority racial/national/religious groups living in North America about which the staff member missionary has knowledge and expertise.
  5. Communicate the nature and impact of Resonate Global Mission’s ministries to the CRCNA and others through written communications, and through preaching/speaking engagements.


  1. Professing membership in a Christian Reformed congregation, or of a church in ecclesiastical fellowship with the CRCNA, and agreement with the doctrine of the church signified by signing a covenant statement.
  2. Demonstrated commitment to gospel witness and the integral word and deed mission of the church as expressed in Resonate’s foundational documents.  Commitment to living out the Resonate postures.
  3. Demonstrated affinity and passions for ministering among people of different sociocultural backgrounds including the poor and marginalized.
  4. Commitment to develop at least moderate fluency in the primary local language.
  5. Demonstrated effective cross-cultural awareness and capabilities.
  6. Demonstrated ability to listen well and empower others for gospel witness and ministry.
  7. Proven capacity to be creative and innovative in complex situations without a predetermined map.
  8. Capacity for nurturing trust and shared vision among a diverse set of leaders.
  9. Demonstrated ability to work with others from different cultures and religious traditions.
  10. Self-motivated and proven quality administrative and organizational skills.
  11. Ability to travel to and from North America periodically.




  1. B.A. with significant formal or informal study of theology. Commitment to further theological study as appropriate.
  2. At least three years of practical ministry experience in contexts where crossing racial, ethnic, or other social barriers was necessary.
  3. Training in spiritual formation and a demonstrated commitment to interactive learning are preferred.
  4. Previous experience networking a diverse group of leaders around a common vision is preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

****Intermediate Steps

The successful candidate for this position will pass through two intermediate steps before taking up the tasks outlined in this position description; the rate range for each step is included.

Step #1

Missionary Candidate:  The purpose of this position is to prepare for international service by building a network of prayer, care and financial support in North America that will enable future ministry.  Ordinarily, this will progress from part-time to full-time as the support network grows through the work of the candidate and the missionary support team that is designed for this purpose.  One can expect to be in this role for 6-12 months, depending on how quickly the support network comes together. 

Step #2

Missionary in Training:  The purpose of this role is to develop language and culture skills, ministry skills and relationships that will enable future ministry, and begin to use those in ministry.  Ordinarily, one can expect to be in this role for 6 to 18 months, depending on prior background and experience.  The pay range for this step is US or Canada on the International scale.