Ministry & Missions
Resonate Global Missions-Stan & Bessie Kruis: Stan and Bessie serve with the Christian Reformed Church in the Philippines. They worked together in the Philippines for over 15 years in a variety of ministries, including church planting, seminary and Bible college teaching, church planter training, and diaconal-stewardship ministry. To learn more, visit their website at: https://www.resonateglobalmission.org.
Broken Wall International-Matt & Tabitha Starkenburg: Broken Walls International serves as a non-profit organization designed to share the love of Jesus Christ to the children of Romania by giving them a hope and a future.
India-Glen De Young: Born out of vision, prayer and a desire to bless the children of India for the glory of God, Glen De Young began a focus of ministry to India. He has a desire, vision, and calling to reach children with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is doing this through Bible and character programs and in providing educational scholarships for children. He is focusing his energies in training and equipping parents, teachers and pastors through Bible and character training seminars and through the development and publishing of teacher and student lessons materials.
Wycliffe and JAARS-Ken and Chris Van Weerdhuizen : Ken serves as Aviation Operations Manager at JAARS where he is part of the team that provides aircraft and equipment, and manages, trains and equips pilots that will serve around the globe. JAARS exists to make Bible translation and language development possible—especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. JAARS does this by providing support and solutions to our overseas programs through transportation, information technology and training. Chris serves on Wycliffe’s Member Care team, providing resources for and encouraging 25 Wycliffe families who serve around the world. She also supervises four other people who serve another 170 families. To learn more about Wycliffe visit their website at: https://www.wycliffe.org. To learn more about JAARS visit their website at: https://www.jaars.org.
Love INC: Love Inc. provides the means for Christian churches to work together to express their love for God, each other and their neighbors in practical, coordinated ways, bringing hope to young and old in Whatcom County. To learn more, visit their website at: https://www.loveinc.org.
Northwest Hispanic Ministries-Rev. Joe Strong: The Northwest Hispanic Ministry is a ministry that seeks to proclaim the good news of the gospel to the growing Hispanic community within Whatcom and Skagit counties. Joe and his team accomplish this through two churches and an active prison ministry.
Mission India-church planting: Mission India’s vision is to see India transformed by the love of Christ by equipping India’s Christians to plant reproducing churches to spread the gospel. Currently, we have been blessed to support 14 church planters. To learn more, visit their website at: https://missionindia.org.
International Christian Response: ICR has provided spiritual and material assistance to Christians who live in countries hostile to the gospel, enabling them to proclaim the truth, plant churches and persevere. To learn more, visit their website at: https://christianresponse.org.
Friend of Sinners Church Plant – Aaron DeBoer: Aaron has been called by Second Church to plant and pastor a Reformed worshipping community in the rural foothills of Whatcom County. For more information on how to support this ministry or to connect interested friends and family with this worshiping community contact Pastor Aaron at email@example.com.
Summit House: Summit House is a discipleship program aimed at helping those men and women who are having a difficult time establishing themselves in life, work and the church. Whether struggling through addictions, homelessness or other trying times, we believe we are created to experience life and God together, and work to facilitate that in the lives of our residents and the church body as a whole. In addition to a minimum clean-and-sober time of 90 days we have a fairly extensive application that each person is required to fill out. To learn more, visit their website at: https://envisionthesummit.org
Ministry Shares: In 1862, Christian Reformed congregations recognized that some of the ministries to which Christ calls us can be difficult to do on our own. They covenanted to pool their resources in order to do more and greater ministry together. They use ministry shares to fund a variety of requested ministries both within North America and around the world. The vast majority of every dollar of ministry shares goes directly to ministry programs that start new churches, train servant leaders, support chaplains, resource congregations, and reach out to our neighbors through media and evangelism. To learn more, visit their website at: https://www.crcna.org/MinistryShares/about-ministry-shares.
Envision Mission: Our vision is to facilitate authentic community in the Spirit of Christ Jesus – right in the midst of a busy, lonely American culture. We really believe that life is about relationships. Our first relationship is with Jesus, so if you don’t know Him yet, we’d love to introduce you. But if that doesn’t interest you, you’re still welcome to come and check out what we’re doing. We desire to build authentic community in the heart of Bellingham. Envision is a place to belong, a place of welcome and love. Our focus is downtown Bellingham. To learn more, visit their website at: https://envisionmission.org/