New IN: Classis
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 0 comments

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Resource, Report
IN: Synod
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
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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 2 1 comments
Blog
“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 1 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
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 0 comments
Blog
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 0 0 comments
Resource, Video
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
Discussion Topic
A Millennial shares his take on what will draw his generation to the Church...and you might be surprised. But what do you think? Is Jonathan right?
May 20, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Sermon or Message, Sermon
Are you normal? At one level, of course, that’s a rather benign question. But we don't have to think about it very long to realize the question has an edge to it. What is normal? What is abnormal? Is anyone “normal?”
May 20, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening
Third CRC of Lynden, WA, is in need of a virbant leader for the growing junior high and high school youth programs.
May 19, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Report
On June 15, Faith Formation Ministries will present "The Chicago Covenant", created by 25 youth ministry leaders, to synod. We invite you to read this document and, if it speaks for you, to add your signature.
May 19, 2015 0 0 comments
Blog
Ponder with me the reality of illness. It is more than the pain — it brings hardships and problems. Illness affects not only the patient but fellow family members and wider communities. What can we do?
May 19, 2015 2 1 comments
Blog
Meet today's featured Network member and CRC! Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we get a small glimpse into church life at West End CRC in Edmonton, AB.
May 19, 2015 0 0 comments
Blog
Melissa Miles McCarter wonders what would be lost if she could suddenly shed herself of bi-polar disorder. Maybe it would mean, "shedding the courage I have developed in sharing my story. . ."
May 18, 2015 3 2 comments
Discussion Topic
If podcasts can help reach a bigger audience with the love of Jesus then let’s do it! Right?
May 18, 2015 0 3 comments
Blog
I am not advocating for us to raise unruly, disrespectful children. Yet, there must be a bridge in which we can disciple our children to be Christ-like AND have a voice.
May 17, 2015 5 2 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
Check out these helpful resources for faith leaders working with members of their congregations and their families who are facing mental health challenges.
May 15, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
This resource helps congregations develop spiritual care with children and families facing mental health issues, and includes a framework for care and many sample resources.
May 15, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Sermon or Message, Sermon
If there was ever a community that should be facing head on the challenge of mental illness, it is the church. What other safe place is there for people to find encouragement, support and compassion?
May 14, 2015 0 2 comments
Resource, Sermon or Message, Sermon
Let’s not keep the suffering of mental illness in the closet. Throughout my life, I have experienced bouts of depression. Like the Psalmist, I have said, “Darkness is my closest friend.”
May 14, 2015 0 1 comments