Stories

  • 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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  • March 20, 2019

    The Art of Salvation

    “[Elena] always had in her heart the desire to create something,” said Tomas Ivens, pastor of Ethnos Community Church, a Resonate Global Mission church plant in Bellflower, California.

    Like many people in her community, Elena worked hard to pay her bills each month, but there was never money left over to pursue her creative interests. She was also worried about her teenage son, who was struggling.

    But then she heard about Ethnos Art Connections, a free arts program developed by Ethnos Community Church. Elena did not just find art—she found salvation.

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  • March 7, 2019

    Collaborating to Keep People Warm

    As the winter weather enveloped Seattle, Washington, a group of students and church plant members embraced the neighborhood around them.

    Serving People Who Live on the Streets

    Bitter cold and snow settled across the United States this winter, striking even unexpected cities with record snowfall. Seattle, known for more rain than snow, was one of those cities.

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