Dear Friends,

Wow! What an amazing three days we had together last week. From the food, fellowship, worship, and workshops, to the plenary speakers who challenged us to move the Christian Reformed Church into the future in meaningful ways, the Holy Spirit was truly at work at Inspire 2019. I hope you were blessed by the experience as much as we were.

Now that you are home, you may be asked to share about your experience with friends, family, or even in your congregation. Here are a few resources that you can use. Photos from Inspire 2019 were captured by Heather Brooks and have been shared on Facebook and Instagram.  

To help you remember what was spoken, each of the speeches given during our mainstage sessions has been summarized in a news story below. Several speakers have also given us permission to share a recording of their talks. In addition, we wrote news stories about a couple of workshops to try to provide a bit of glimpse into what Inspire was all about. 

If you get a chance, please spread the word that Inspire 2021 will be taking place August 5-7, 2021 near Chicago, Illinois. Stay on this list  and we’ll send you additional details as they become available. 

If you haven’t already done so, please also give us your feedback on Inspire 2019 so that we can incorporate your suggestions as we prepare for 2021.

May the connections, resources, innovation, encouragement and inspiration you received at Inspire continue to bless you as you work for God’s kingdom in your local churches.

Your partners in ministry,

The Inspire planning team.

Are We Listening to Young Adults?

When it comes to raising up the next generation of leaders in the Christian Reformed Church, said Dr. Mary Hulst, we need to be willing to have frank conversations about money, sex, and power.

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Living Lives of Abundant Hospitality

The kauri tree in New Zealand has lessons to teach the global church, author and speaker Ann Voskamp told attendees at Inspire 2019.

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Meeting the Challenges of Latino Ministry

CRC ministry leader Harold Caecido held a workshop at Inspire 2019 at which he called on churches to understand and welcome their Hispanic neighbors.

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Seeing with Gospel Lenses

Evangelist Ed Stetzer spoke of Jane, an Uber driver who shares her faith with a fresh perspective.

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The Necessity of Lament

According to Dr. Soong-Chan Rah, we need dis-ease and lament in our lives in order to create the desire to move us forward.

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Standing Stones Ceremony at Inspire 2019

Participants gathered in a circle to be led through a service that used Indigenous traditions for praise and worship.

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Inspire 2019 in Three Words

Were you at Inspire 2019? If so, what three words would you use to describe the event? 

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