Stories

  • 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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  • January 11, 2019

    Hospitality Is Key to Ministry

    We want to be like Jesus, sharing God’s goodness, grace, and love with others, but no ministry on earth compares to Jesus’ ability to minister with people who are hurting, broken, or lost. Jesus calmed storms, gave sight to people who were blind, and raised the dead. What can we do?

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  • December 18, 2018

    Greenhouse Evangelism

    Last month, Resonate Global Mission local mission leader Scott Geurink sat in a greenhouse with a group of seasonal workers who immigrated to West Michigan from Mexico and Central America.

    They were on their break, sitting at tables in the lunchroom. Work gloves lay on the tables and Bibles rested open to the gospel of John.

    “If you died today, do you believe you’d go to heaven?” Scott asked them.

    Almost everyone said, “No.”

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