We are not an organization but simply a group of laypeople who view our work as part of our calling to serve Christ. Through our work we ask that God would open doors of opportunity for ministry, whether it be in simply being the hands and feet of Christ as we serve people with the love of God or whether it is to actually share the Gospel. Our focus is on building relationships for the cause of the kingdom of God and being yielded to His direction in our everyday activities.
The name Christian Resource Ministry was given by Walter Irwin whose call has been to help other Christian laypeople to view their vocations as a means to serve God. All of us who serve Christ are a Christian resource when we allow God to use us through each day of our lives.
How did we form this team? (written from Naomi’s perspective)
More than ten years ago I met Walt through my job. I was a teenager at the time, working at a convenience store. Walt was a seasoned Christian and business man. One day he started a conversation with me about the Lord because of my Biblical name. At the time I was deeply in need of Christian encouragement. The Lord laid it on Walt’s heart to show me the amazing love of God, which he has done through years of mentoring. Now we have an amazing father/daughter relationship which has filled a great void in my life, as my own father passed away when I was quite young.
God has given us an amazing call to serve our communities through our relationships, business contacts, and others in our community. Daily we ask God to help us to be His hands and feet as we bear His light in the world.
Walt’s letter of introduction
Several years ago my friend was hurt on her job and suffered a severe injury that required her to be out of work for many week. I remember asking her who came to visit or call her from work while she was laid up. “No one” was her response; “not even a card!”
I remember that I felt sad and disappointed at the same time, and I decided to never allow that to happen to another hurting person.
Well, this is how CRM (Christian Resource Ministry) got started. I needed to put flesh on my plan to be God’s love vessel to minister aid to the hurting.
What we plan to share with you are ideas, testimonies, Scripture, poems, spiritual encouragement and much much more material to help you start your own CRM, (and also to help you grow spiritually in the Lord). This is not only about us, but us together touching lives for CHRIST!
A good formula to remember is A +P = O or be available plus be prepared equals 0pportunity. As you begin your ministry always have stuff with you (in your car, office, home etc.) that may help encourage someone and at times share the salvation message.
Remember this is not so much a ministry to win the lost, although do be prepared if the opportunity arises, but helping our Christian community to maturity and effectiveness.
Love you and be a blessing,
This site was started as another avenue to serve Christ as we write about our faith.