Ministries and Mission Organizations in the U.S. and Canada

Baldwin Christian School: A parent-driven Classical Christian school dedicated to building character by forming the hearts and minds of students to know, reflect, and express the truth, goodness, and beauty of Jesus Christ.

Baldwin Community Food Pantry: Serving those in need in the Baldwin-Woodville School District, whether it’s food or basic hygiene products, residents are able to make an appointment and receive collected items free of charge.

Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI): Since 1876, Calvin Theological Seminary has faithfully prepared leaders who nurture disciples and serve the church. Today, graduates of Calvin Seminary can expect to be ready for effective ministry in a rapidly-changing, multicultural world.

Calvin University (Grand Rapids, MI): Founded in 1876, Calvin University equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world.

Congregational Services Ministry: Providing financial support to the following CRC ministries supporting churches and members throughout the United States and Canada: Aboriginal Ministries (Canada), The Banner, Centre for Public Dialogue, Chaplaincy and Care Ministry, Disability Concerns, Faith Formation Ministries, Pastor Church Resources, Race Relations, Safe Church Ministry, Office of Social Justice, and Worship Ministries.

Disability Concerns Advocates: The Disability Concerns office of the CRCNA and RCA seeks to bring about the full participation of all people with disabilities in the life of the church and of the church in the lives of people with disabilities. These advocates are volunteers helping with this mission in various regions of our classis.

Dordt University (Sioux Center, IA): Associated with the CRCNA, Dordt was founded in 1955 and welcomes all students who are interested in a biblical, Christ-centered education. As an institution of higher education committed to the Reformed Christian perspective, Dordt equips students, alumni, and the broader community to work effectively toward Christ-centered renewal in all aspects of contemporary society.

Faith Works: Started by the Village Church in Baldwin, Faith Works is 4 days of service every August organized by a partnership of local churches. The mission is to reach out to the Baldwin and Woodville communities to serve individuals, families, neighborhoods, and the communities. Volunteers are connected with each other and local needs to put our faith into action.   

The Gathering Place (Thunder Bay, ON): A non-profit organization founded by members of Hope, Bethlehem, and First CRCs. They offer programs for adults and children, including Bible study, literacy, and prayer meetings. They also offer help with donated food, clothing, and household items.

GEMS (Girls Everywhere Meeting the Savior): GEMS welcomes girls of all backgrounds into a safe and nurturing environment to learn and grow as they discover who God created them to be. Clubs are offered in local churches and Christian organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada and 15 other countries, and are a place for girls to belong and be loved.

Hope Centre Ministries (Winnipeg, MB): A Christian, non-profit, chaplaincy organization working to provide spiritual care and create communities of belonging. They help individuals discover new skills, grow in faith and serve their community through various programs, as well as advocate on behalf of people with disabilities on an individual basis. They help families feel encouraged and supported by providing a community of people who get it. They help churches better include people living with disabilities and become intentional about disability ministry as a form of outreach.

The Gideons International: A body of believers dedicated to making the Word of God available to everyone and, together with the local church, reaching souls for Christ.

New Life Church (New Brighton, MN): Ministering primarily to Southeast Asian people (including Lao, Karen, and Hmong people groups), pastored by Phonh Sinbondit.

Summer Food and Fun: Hosted at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Baldwin, this is an hour of fun for local kids and families and an opportunity to take home a free bag of food. In 2019, a total of 395 bags which weighed about 8000 pounds were distributed.

Youth Unlimited: Helping churches challenge youth to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and transform this world for Him, YU is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry organization that focuses on assisting local congregations in their youth ministry through short-term mission trips and youth conferences.

Zuni Christian Mission School (Zuni, NM): Founded in 1908, the mission of ZCMS is through Christian mission education, Zuni Children will be planted in Biblical truth and surrounded by God’s Grace.