April 22, 2021
When Jesus Said, 'Love Your Neighbor’CONTINUE READING
Ary Vreeken was on the verge of leaving the church.
“I was so discouraged,” said Ary. “We seemed to be gathering [as a church] for mutual support but no purpose beyond that … there was no drive for us to get out of our comfortable pews.”
April 15, 2021
Into the NeighborhoodCONTINUE READING
“It was difficult to exercise that reaching out muscle and to grow into it,” said Jana Vander Laan, co-pastor of Sahali Fellowship CRC in British Columbia.
Many churches want to “reach out” to their community—but that can be difficult and, quite frankly, scary. Many congregations believe they have too few resources to engage their communities. And many believers might believe they are too shy, too reserved, too introverted, or too busy.
April 1, 2021
The Holy Spirit and an Apple TreeCONTINUE READING
One day, Jander and Tiffany strapped their two-week-old son in a baby carrier and went for a walk in their Calgary, Alberta, neighborhood. That’s when Jander noticed an apple tree in someone’s yard. It reminded Jander of his childhood home.
“We went to the door, and I was just going to ask if we could grab some apples. There were a bunch just sitting on the ground,” said Jander.
Looking back, Jander can see how the Holy Spirit was at work.
January 26, 2021
Because of You, People Heard the Gospel this ChristmasCONTINUE READING
The coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for churches to host Advent and Christmas gatherings, but because of your support, two church plants were able to connect with new people in their communities and share the hope of the gospel with them.
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