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As a parent or caregiver, you may have questions about certain behaviors your children or dependents exhibit and how to ensure they get help. But do you need help starting a conversation?
May 29, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening
IN: Church Jobs
The Alberni Valley Christian Reformed Church on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC, has a full time opening for a music and worship coordinator/ administrative assistant.
May 28, 2015 0 0 comments
The choice, therefore, is whether at broader assemblies we have full representation of all the ordained or whether we continue the notion that deacons simply don't have the authority to "rule".
May 27, 2015 1 0 comments
The Agenda for Synod 2015 Supplement has been posted on the Synod Resources and Synod 2015 web pages (www.crcna.org/Synod).
May 27, 2015 0 0 comments
IN: Global Mission
While we continue to heed the theological caution of the Reformers as they faced the Islamic faith on the borders of Europe, we need to seek new opportunities to engage with our Muslim neighbors.
May 26, 2015 0 1 comments
The 'dating dance' that congregations do can appear rather erratic. An experienced interim can certainly be most effective in helping a church determine the right person and direction...
May 26, 2015 0 0 comments
The “rubbing off” of the Christian partner’s faith to the non-Christian one must be the noble aim of a marriage between a couple that is unequally yoked.
May 26, 2015 3 0 comments
Graduation exercises are hardly a suitable setting to ponder on educational ideals. But graduation stands as an exclamation point at the conclusion of another year, how can it be avoided?
May 26, 2015 1 0 comments
IN: Coffee Break
Why does Coffee Break work across multiple cultures? The answer seems to be the twofold approach of relationships and direct Bible study. How can these simple ideas be applied in your setting?
May 23, 2015 1 1 comments
Resource, Conference or Event
First CRC in Bellflower is hosting a Coffee Break Bible Discovery training in Southern California on June 30. Join this fun event and also learn small group faciliation skills!
May 23, 2015 0 0 comments
The media compound problems by reporting in minute detail whenever a person with a mental illness attacks someone who is presumed to be sane. The same media don't say a word when the opposite happens...
May 22, 2015 1 0 comments
The classical appointment might be an endangered species. While understandable given a surfeit of preaching resources available, its passing may further fray our communal identity.
May 22, 2015 0 1 comments
The Board of Trustees of the CRCNA met on May 7 and 8, 2015, at the Denominational Building in Grand Rapids, Mich.
May 22, 2015 0 0 comments
Don't get me wrong: being perpetually left behind for bigger and brighter dreams has been a difficult adjustment. But now I see that it it isn’t about us and our church but about HIM and HIS church...
May 21, 2015 3 1 comments
“This is a place where we come to worship God, and we have all the time we need …”, she said in a quiet, calm voice. This was a special place, a special time.
May 20, 2015 2 0 comments
This webinar explores why a western worldview has caused the Church to often ignore or deny the reality of Satan and the demonic and, in contrast, what a biblical worldview would have us believe about spiritual realities.
May 20, 2015 0 6 comments
When I wanted to join the worship band, I was told (gently) that I needed to spend more time developing my skill. In response, I spent hours each day spending “time in the woodshed”, as my friend likes to put it.
May 20, 2015 1 5 comments
In this touching video, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities recite Psalm 139.
May 20, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
Here are some ideas for ministry with people who have mental illnesses. These ideas can be used in various ways — such as a bulletin insert, newsletter article, or read from the pulpit.
May 20, 2015 0 0 comments