Inspire 2017 was held August 3-5, 2017, at the Marriott at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Sponsored by the Christian Reformed Church in North America, the event inspired, energized, informed, and poured into more than 800 volunteers and leaders in local churches. A variety of speakers shared new ideas for ministry, and together we heard God speak, felt His love and grace, and experienced His goodness.

To get a sense of what happened at Inspire 2017, you can read this recapsee the program and program insert, and check out the video and news stories below.


Returning Home

Liz Curtis Higgs, once known as “The Detroit Lady of Rock”
Image by Jonathan James Photography
"Go Out and Love!"

Harvey Carey shared his story with passionate words at Inspire 2017
Image by Jonathan James Photography
Inspire Attendees Challenged to Drive Out Fear and Live Reconciling Lives
Theologian and Resonate Global missionary Ruth Padilla DeBorst
Image by Dale Vande Griend, Resonate


Breakout Sessions Offer Challenges to Churches
People interact at one of the 66 break out sessions.
Image by Jonathan James Photography
Inspiring the 'Body of Christ'

Image by Jonathan James Photography
'Truly a Wow Experience'

Richard Mouw speaking at Inspire 2017
Image by Dale Vande Griend (Resonate Global Mission)