As a church, we are meant to have an impact not only in our community, but also a willingness to participate in what God is doing on a global scale. The people of God in different parts of the world need one another and the world needs the church. Heritage CRC is engaged in global missions through short term mission trips, prayer, and financial support for many ministries and missionary partners around the globe.
FAITH PROMISE MINISTRY: Faith Promise is a ministry fund we as a church use to support individuals and agencies, whether here in our community or in communities around the world, that are actively involved in sharing the Good News of Jesus, in expanding the borders of God's Kingdom and in bringing many into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. Each year members of Heritage CRC are challenged to show their support of this work through prayer, by writing letters of encouragement to the missionaries and their families, and by making a financial commitment towards Faith Promise. This commitment is made between the individual and God in faith, believing God will provide the funds and use them to further His Kingdom.
MISSION EMPHASIS WEEK: Mission Emphasis Week occurs the last Sunday of April through the first Sunday of May each year. It is a time when we highlight the ministries we support through our Faith-Promise gifts, letters of encouragement and prayers. We generally have one of our supported missionaries or a representative of that ministry speak at each of those two morning Worship Services, so we have an opportunity to meet these individuals and hear first hand about the work they are doing, whether locally or far distant from Kalamazoo. During the month of May we ask all our members to make a personal commitment of financial support for these ministries. At the end of each three-month period the congregation receives a report of funds received, which are then distributed to those organizations.
MISSIONARIES WE SUPPORT: Local Community Ministries: Heritage CRC Outreach & Evangelism, Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries. International Campus Ministry: Laura Osborne & Kevin Edlefson with Campus Ministry at WMU. Resonate Global Mission: Jairo & Kelly Solano ~ Nicaragua, Rev. Larry & Ruth Spalink ~ Japan. World Renew: Joseph & Robinah Mutebi ~ Uganda, Sovann Neth ~ Cambodia. ReFrame Ministries: Rev. Jerry An ~ Chinese Ministry. Wycliffe Bible Translators: Chuck & Barb Micheals ~ Headquarters, Orlando, FL, David & Carleen Heath ~ Nigeria, Hospital of Hope: Jennifer DeKyrger ~ Togo, West Africa.