Christian Reformed Ministries

Organization Type: 
Agency

Contact Information:
Ms. Nalini Van Den Bosch
616-224-0703
2850 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49560
United States of America
Booth Number: 
840
Primary Exhibit Hall Category: 
word
Vision: 
Christian Reformed World Missions: We see the CRCNA vigorously participating in Spirit-led mission with churches and other Christian organizations throughout the world, so that together we are proclaiming the gospel to more and more people who have not heard it, healthy churches are emerging and the Kingdom of God is advancing. Calvin Theological Seminary: Calvin Theological Seminary aims to cultivate church leaders who translate Reformed Christianity to everyday life in diverse cultural contexts.
Describe the types of ministry opportunities your agency will offer to Urbana 12 participants: 
Christian Reformed World Missions: Short and long term mission opportunities in the areas of leadership training and development, evangelism and church planting, regional networking centers, education, service and learning, and much more. We are also working to provide more intentional opportunities for young adults. Calvin Theological Seminary: Calvin Seminary offers a variety of internship experiences that better prepare students for the ministry they are pursuing. Service learning and internship opportunities are central to the programs at Calvin Seminary and incorporated in degree requirements. In addition, our denomination, the Christian Reformed Church of North America, has many opportunities to get involved through various denominational agencies, such as Christian Reformed World Missions. Student internships last either 200 or 400 hours. Calvin Seminary partners with a variety of agencies to allow internship experiences that match students’ vocational aims. Additional internship requirements pertain to adequate supervision and mentoring relationships, which are vital to formational internship experiences. CTS offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in Missions and Evangelism. This program cultivates evangelistic, church planting and cross-cultural leadership skills for church, denominational, or para-church settings around the world. Calvin Theological Seminary’s degree programs, including the M.A. in Missions and Evangelism, are accredited by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). Degrees Offered: • Master of Arts Evangelism & Missions - Educational Ministries - Worship - Pastoral Care - Youth & Family Ministries - Bible & Theology • Master of Divinity (Residential and Distance) • Master of Theology Old Testament - Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature - New Testament - History of Christianity - Systematic Theology - Philosophical and Moral Theology - Pastoral Care - Pastoral Leadership - Preaching - Worship - Evangelism - Educational Ministry • Master of Theological Studies (Residential or Distance) • PhD (systematic, historical, philosophical, and moral theology, with concentrations in Reformation studies, post-Reformation Protestant theology, and modern and contemporary theology) • Certificate o Certificate in Ministry (15 credit hours) o Certificate in Church Planting (14 or 15 credit hours) o Certificate in Youth Ministry (14 hours) o Certificate in Worship (15 hours) o Certificate in Missions & Evangelism (15 hours) o Certificate in Educational Ministries (15 hours) o Certificate in Pastoral Care (15 hours o Certificate in English Bible (16 hours) o Certificate in Theology (17 hours) • Diploma for Ministry Calvin Seminary offers Distance Learning options for the Master of Divinity and Master of Theological Studies degrees. These programs combine online coursework with on-campus intensive classroom time each semester.
Term of service offered: 
under two months
two months to 1 year
1 to 3 years
3 years or longer