Stories

  • December 19, 2019

    Restored

    Francisco and Karen had a rocky life—Francisco was caught in a drug addiction, and Karen was never sure if he was coming home at night.

    Desperate for change, Karen brought her family to El Sembrador, a Resonate church plant partner you support in California. Through that ministry, God provided healing and restored their family.

     

     

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  • November 27, 2019

    Rockwood Churches Unite for Gospel Transformation

    Churches in the Rockwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, are coming together with a vision to see their community transformed by the gospel.

    “We want to show that as churches, we’re united and we serve the community,” said Pete Armstrong, a local mission leader with Resonate Global Mission and pastor of Parklane CRC in Rockwood.

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  • August 22, 2019

    'Maybe You Are the Answer'

    “The Indo-Pak community is scattered in Southern California,” said Eric Sarwar, pastor of Artesia City Church, a church plant supported in part by Resonate Global Mission.

    That makes it difficult for believers to gather in one space to worship together. As a result, many believers don’t have the opportunity to worship God in ways that express their heart—and those seeking faith don’t have the opportunity to hear the Word of God in a language that speaks to their heart.

    With Sarwar’s leadership, Artesia City Church is changing that.

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  • August 5, 2019

    A New Normal of Bivocational Ministry

    More and more Christian Reformed Church pastors are bivocational—they work another job in addition to pastoring. For many pastors, a second job is a way to pay bills. For others, a second job is part of their ministry.

    “What does it mean to be a pastor? They embody Christ, and they share God’s love with conviction and with reverence, and they usher you into the space before God. It’s beautiful,” said Sam DeJong McCarron, who works as a ministry vocational consultant for the CRC’s Pastor Church Resources. 

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  • May 22, 2019

    A Providential Pairing

    At first glance, sixth-grader Michael* and first-grader James* seem like an odd pair—but their friendship has taken on a greater purpose.

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