Sharing in Ministry


The ministries of the Christian Reformed Church share Christ's love with millions of people around the world. Our agencies of evangelism, education, relief and development are active in 40 countries, and our radio and television broadcasts blanket the globe. The breadth of these ministries demonstrates our obedience to the Great Commission.



Local Support:

On a local basis, First CRC extends its hands and money to several agencies in the City of Red Deer: Loaves & Fishes, Red Deer Food Bank, Peoples Place, Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, Red Deer Hospice Society, Shalom Counseling Services, Red Deer Regional Hospital Chaplancy, Central Alberta Women's Shelter and many, many others.

Our Deacons are always involved in helping with specific tasks within our community and projects that support those in need. 




International Missions



Ministry in Kenya: 



Stephan Lutz advises three local established church partners throughout Kenya, managing program/project grants and building capacity in the area of food security and community development through conservation agriculture and environmental restoration.


His skills and passion are in community program/project design and management, organizational capacity building and networking/collaborating with others for results.

Stephan was born and grew up in Honduras where he attended an international school for elementary and high school. He later moved to Germany to continue his studies at the University of Kassel, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in “Tropical and Sub-Tropical Agriculture” and a Masters of Science Degree in “Ecological Agricultural/Third World Development."

Stephan is married to Alicia and they have two boys, ages 5 and 7.



Stephan and Alicia: mailto: 








Nema Aluku, Program Manager-Health and HIV, is leading the World Renew
response to Health and HIV in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Nema works with staff by  developing and providing technical support to the design and implementation of regional and country health (including HIV) programmes in East and Southern Africa.  Nema  provides technical assistance and support to staff by integrating health and  HIV response programming into holistic community programs with partner organizations throughout both regions through consultation, networking and training.   

Nema has a bachelors degree in Community Development from Daystar University (Kenya), a Masters of Arts in Rural Sociology and Community Development and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Nairobi (Kenya). As well as speaking English, Nema is also fluent in Chichewa, Kiswahili, and Bemba.

Nema Aluku:






Missions Resources:



World Renew:


   Our Vision: World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ's compassion and live together in hope as God's community.

  Our Mission: World Renew's mission is to engage God's people in redeeming resources and developing gifts in collaborative activities of love, mercy, justice, and compassion.






The World Renew Gift Catalogue is a great opportunity to have fun while making a meaningful impact on the world. Click the picture to the left to go to World Renew's page to view the catalogue. 



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Christian Reformed World Missions:



Christian Reformed World Missions is all about joining God's redemptive momentum.

With over 200 missionaries and many partners, our work extends to more than 50 countries. We focus our efforts around the world on:

                         ·   Multiplying believers and churches

                         ·   Equipping and connecting leaders

                         ·   Reaching teachers and students 

                             with a biblical worldview

                         ·   Strengthening churches and




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