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“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.
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.
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.
In this touching video, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities recite Psalm 139.
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.
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?
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?”
Third CRC of Lynden, WA, is in need of a virbant leader for the growing junior high and high school youth programs.
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.
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?
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.
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. . ."
If podcasts can help reach a bigger audience with the love of Jesus then let’s do it! Right?
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.
Check out these helpful resources for faith leaders working with members of their congregations and their families who are facing mental health challenges.
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.
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?
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.”
"Let's Talk! Breaking the Silence around Mental Illness in Our Communities of Faith" was written so that anyone who has skill in facilitating a small group discussion can lead it. Check out the free download!
Discover how to bless—and how not to bless!—children during the celebration of the Lord's Supper.