Stories

  • July 30, 2019

    A Safe Place to Land

    When Laura Osborne was a student at Western Michigan University (WMU), she found a safe place to land at campus ministry. Now, Laura is providing a safe space for WMU’s international students as a campus minister at Resonate Global Mission partner International Campus Ministry (ICM).

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  • June 20, 2019

    Reimagining Vacation Bible School

    In a neighborhood of Wyoming, Michigan, gunshots crack the air at least once a week. But last summer, a group of 50 kids participated in a week-long Bible club and then walked the streets singing “This Little Light of Mine.”

    “That week, they did not have a shooting,” said Wayne Ondersma, pastor of The PIER, a church that was planted with support from Resonate Global Mission.

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  • May 28, 2019

    Raising Up Local Leaders in Detroit

    “I came into ministry in an unconventional fashion. It was God,” said Josh Cook.

    Josh is the perfect person to lead Resonate partner Hesed Community Church in Detroit, Michigan.

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  • April 18, 2019

    God’s Love Heals

    “I didn’t grow up in a very typical Christian home or family,” said Monica, a student involved in Campus Ministry @ Grand Valley State University, a Resonate Global Mission partner in Michigan.

    Monica’s parents divorced when she was too young to remember, and her dad had never really gone to church. But when Monica was 8, her mom started taking her to church; by high school, Monica was following Jesus and actively involved in her church.

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  • January 16, 2019

    What Can Go Local Do for Your Church?

    When asked about Go Local, Kurt Staal describes it as “a journey, not a program.”

    Go Local is a Resonate Global Mission initiative that helps church congregations join God at work in their communities. Church members learn about discerning God’s actions in their neighborhood by designing experiments, testing them out, and then reflecting on what they’ve done.

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