Institute for Global Church Planting and Renewal

The Institute for Global Church Planting and Renewal at Calvin Theological Seminary seeks to support churches desiring to be faithful participants in God’s manifold mission in the world.

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What does it look like to align your ministry with God’s creative and redemptive work in your city? This was the question at the heart of the Missional Living of Scripture Conference, hosted by the Institute for Global Church Planting and Renewal at Calvin Seminary, in November 2015.

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The Church Renewal Lab

The Church Renewal Lab is a two-year renewal journey for the purpose of developing intentional missional congregations that make more and better disciples who transform lives and communities for Christ.

Every June a new cohort of 10-12 congregations begins the renewal journey which includes quarterly training events, team development, coaching, peer learning, congregational involvement along with accountability towards agreed upon goals.
Besides the two-year renewal journey the Church Renewal Lab also conducts congregational and classical renewal retreats, individual consultations, seminary intern placement, skills courses in church renewal.
Please contact the Church Renewal Lab’s project director, Keith Doornbos, for further information.  He can be contacted at or 616-566-4413.

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How can you get up to speed with the ongoing and upcoming conversations related to God’s mission and his Church? Browse our curated selection of resources.


What conversations should we be having? Please join the conversation.

For general questions about the IGCPR, or any questions on the Missional Living of Scripture Conference, please contact Rev. Cory Willson
For questions about the Renewal Lab, please contact Rev. Keith Doornbos