New IN: Deacons, New IN: Hospitality

I remember the turning point for Larry’s new faith journey. He had witnessed a model of service that was new to him—a church that showed it cared about those who are afflicted.

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I am looking for the music director's booklet and the DVD of the VBS curricula Beach Party: Surfin’ Through the Scriptures. 

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If you could take the vision of the body of Christ, as described in 1 Corinthians 12, and put it into practice in supported care homes, you would embody the practices described in this new book by Cara Milne.

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Imagine someone comes knocking at your door or at your church door asking for help. What are the first questions you ask them? 

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Crossroads Ministries in Britt, Iowa is seeking a full-time Youth Leader. 

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Faith Formation Ministries has been working with churches to help strengthen faith storytelling practices. Our Faith Storytelling Toolkit lists dozens of practical ideas for shaping and sharing our faith stories.

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Calvin Seminary professor Matthew Tuininga has beautifully summarized Scripture and Reformed theology's view relative to the treatment of the poor.

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Stratford CRC is an active intergenerational congregation of 150 families. We are seeking an associate pastor to create a cohesive pastoral team.

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Increasingly Christianity is portrayed as nonsensical. However, in the last decade there has been a surge of apologetic resources (particularly on video) and here are ones I have used. 

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When you talk to me before you touch me or my wheelchair, I feel less scared. Sometimes I get shoved around without even knowing where I am being pushed. I like some surprises, but mostly on my birthday.

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We are considering creating a new position of Pastor of Faith Formation or some related title. I am wondering if anyone has such a person on staff and what their job description entails.

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“Pastor” is a word that I like. I have good associations with it and sometimes it’s helpful to use because it opens the door. But sometimes I have to let it go and find more creative ways to communicate what I do. 

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With the recent influx of refugees into Canada, the Classis Huron Safe Church Team gathered to ask some questions about the intersection of refugee sponsorship and safe church. 

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The most important thing any congregation can do to be Christ’s vibrant spiritual oasis is to vigilantly keep their relational waters sweet. Here are 6 ways leaders can keep the waters sweet. 

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Up and coming writers are often given a simple piece of advice: write about what you know best. I think the same could be said of starting new ministry opportunities!

March 22, 2017 1 0 comments

For those of you who are married with children, if you could do something that would not only improve your marriage, but also help your children become more empathetic, wouldn’t you do it?

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When you seek to lead children to Jesus, no formula will replace the guidance of God’s Spirit as you respond to Jesus’ command from Matthew 19: “Let the little children come to me. . .”

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Is our goal to evangelize our Muslim friends? Or is to promote social justice, community cohesion and peace? There isn't an easy answer except to enter into relationships with a spirit of honesty and authenticity. 

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Dr. Richard Harms has a unique relationship to the CRC, serving as Curator of Archives for the past 20 years. Before retiring, he shares his calling to this work and his hopes for the future of record management. 

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Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Cutlerville, Michigan, is seeking candidates for a part-time Worship and Music Coordinator.

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Articles in this issue have been written by and about people who hire caregivers, provide care, or have a loved one who receives paid support.

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