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Salaam 2.0 equips members of the CRCNA in Canada to confidently engage their Muslim neighbours
A toolkit with helpful videos, books, webinars, and other resources related to engaging our Muslim neighbors
The Christian Reformed Church in North America started as an immigrant congregation, but immigration isn’t only part of our history—it’s still part of our story today.
Historically, many members of the CRC came from the Netherlands. While many members are still from Dutch backgrounds, the denomination is becoming increasingly diverse and multicultural. Today, people from a variety of cultures and countries are resonating with the Reformed expression of faith and finding a home in the CRC.
What do two Christian pastors and two Muslim sheiks have in common?
It’s not a joke, but a question that ministry leaders from North America recently asked as they joined Resonate Global Mission on a trip to the Middle East. As part of the Peer to Peer Interfaith Network, ministry leaders like Jordan Palladino learned how they can better share the gospel with people from a variety of cultures and faiths.
“The power of prayer is the greatest tool we have as followers of Jesus Christ,” said Tim Hamer, Director of Missions and Compassion Ministries for Harvest Bible Chapel Oakville in Southern Ontario.
That’s why his congregation partnered with Loving Muslims Together (formerly Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims). to host a Night of Power prayer event to pray for their Muslim neighbors during Ramadan.
A Christian congregation and community of Muslims in Spotswood, New Jersey, are fostering dialogue by creating a friendship group.
Hartmut Kramer-Mills, pastor of Spotswood Reformed Church, recently participated in the Peer 2 Peer Interfaith Leadership Training, a joint program by Resonate Global Mission and RCA Global Missions that equips pastoral leaders across North America in interfaith engagement.
Ray De Lange prays to see the gospel shared neighbor-to-neighbor among Muslims throughout North America. And he has seen it happen.
Ray is a Resonate partner missionary who recently transitioned from his work with Muslims in Seattle to pastoring Nejat Church in Vancouver. “Nejat” means “salvation” or “rescue.”
“People from a Muslim background are a lot more willing to talk of matters of faith [even with strangers],” says Ray. “They don’t have this belief you see in the Western world that faith is not for public places. Muslims are more than willing to talk.”