Ray Vander Laan

Ray Vander Laan is the founder of That the World May Know Ministries and is the creator and host of Focus on the Family’s That the World May Know resource series. He is also a religion instructor with Holland Christian Schools in Holland, Mich., and an ordained minister with the Christian Reformed Church. Ray and his wife, Esther, have four grown children and many grandchildren.

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Preparing Teens to Bring Peace to Their Chaotic World

Bible teacher Ray Vander Laan helps parents prepare their teens to bring God’s shalom (peace) to a chaotic world by being imitators of Christ and sharing God’s love.

Engaging Hearts and Minds in a Broken Culture

Bible teacher Ray Vander Laan inspires listeners to share the Gospel with boldness and conviction as he examines how the Apostle Paul did so in the culture of his day. This discussion offers a preview of the newest edition to the That the World May Know series, “Cultures in Conflict,” now available in our online store.

Ruth and Boaz: A Romance That Models God’s Love for Us

People often describe the book of Ruth as a love story. But as the story unfolds, we realize that it is about more than the love between two people. It’s about God’s amazing love for all humankind.

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That Their World May Know Who God Is

Many kids in today’s culture don’t read the Bible. Give your kids the help they need to show others who God is through their actions.

Authentic Christianity: Counting the Cost (Part 2 of 2)

Bible teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan shares inspirational lessons that can be learned from the Apostle Paul about living an authentic Christian life, changing the culture and serving the broken world around us. (Part 2 of 2)

Authentic Christianity: Counting the Cost (Part 1 of 2)

Bible teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan shares inspirational lessons that can be learned from the Apostle Paul about living an authentic Christian life, changing the culture and serving the broken world around us. (Part 1 of 2)

Why Jesus Lived

Your children understand why Jesus died. Do they know why He lived?

Fulfilling the Mission of Jesus (Part 2 of 2)

Historian and Bible teacher Ray Vander Laan inspires Christians to engage the culture for Christ by looking at Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension, explaining what it meant in 1st century Rome. (Part 2 of 2)

Fulfilling the Mission of Jesus (Part 1 of 2)

Historian and Bible teacher Ray Vander Laan inspires Christians to engage the culture for Christ by looking at Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension, explaining what it meant in 1st century Rome. (Part 1 of 2)

The Real Mission of Jesus

As your teens prepare to enter the world, help them recognize the real mission that Jesus modeled for us.

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