Ministries of the CRC

World Renew is the relief and development arm of the Christian Reformed Church. The motto that guides its ministry is "Living Justice, Loving Mercy," based on Micah 6:8. For more than 42 years, CRWRC has sought to live justice and love mercy by reaching out in God's love to disaster survivors and people in poverty around the world.

Christian Reformed World Missions takes the gospel message out to the far reaches of the earth. More than three hundred CRC missionaries live and work in almost twenty countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. As a denomination, we reach the unreached in our backyards through Home Missions, and we reach the unreached throughout the larger world through World Missions.

Christian Reformed Home Missions serves the Christian Reformed Church in the work of evangelism and discipleship. Home Missions encourages the church to help local congregations, new churches, and campus ministries bring God's love to North America. Prayer mobilization, small group ministries, coaching, consultation and training, leadership development, diversity, finalcial assistance--all of these are key elements of Home Missions' strategy for strengthening the church's outreach.

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Race Relations: Synod mandated the ministry of Race Relations to help the denomination, congregations, and members of the church to eliminate racism within the body of believers and throughout the world.

The Safe Church Ministry offers education, training, resources, protocols, and consultation services to Christian Reformed churches. The goals of this ministry are to create awareness of various forms of abuse against persons of all ages, to help churches prevent incidents of abuse, and to promote healing through a just and effective response when incidents of abuse are disclosed.

The Office of Social Justice responds to God's call to let justice flow like a river in our personal and communal lives as well as in the structures of our societies. It is "a place where we encourage Christian Reformed social justice action through information, links, discussion, and action alternatives."

The Back to God Hour is the electronic media ministry of the Christian Reformed Church. By means of radio, television, telephone, the Internet, and printed materials, the Back to God Hour proclaims the gospel to people nearby and around the world.

Chaplains minister to people in places where the church is often unable to be present. The Chaplaincy Ministries facilitates the work of the Christian Reformed Church pastors in the United States and Canada who work in specialized ministries such as the military, hospitals, prisons, industry, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, and pastoral counseling centers.

A focus on Disability Concerns is mandated by Synod to seek the full participation of people with disabilities in church life. This involves helping churches to remove barriers of architecture, communication, and attitude.

And the Pastor-Church Relations Service was founded to provide resources to assist in developing vital and healthy ministry. This is accomplished through programs of intervention/consultation where there are relationship stresses, assistance in cultivating creative ways to build programs and relationships for effective leadership, and support of the ministry staff.

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