New IN: Synod
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 0 0 comments

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Resource, Webinar Recording
This webinar explores the issues of depression and suicide particular to youth and how we as a church can be equipped to be effectively helpful and supportive.
April 22, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening
Willoughby Church is seeking a 50% Youth Pastor (with possible opportunity for growth to fulltime) for our vibrant and growing congregation in Langley, BC.
April 21, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic
Does salvation belong to the LORD? And if so, how might that show up in your strategies in outreach to Muslims?
April 21, 2015 1 2 comments
Blog
We are helping churches engage students in missional living, not just for one week. The goal is for church youth groups to become more missional the other 51 weeks of the year and through their life journey.
April 21, 2015 0 1 comments
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IN: Synod
The new (and maybe not all that new) rallying cry from the churches since the Task Force began its work has been “Listen to us!” The Task Force did listen...
April 21, 2015 0 6 comments
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As Christians, we cannot think of love without being affected by the New Testament’s use of love. Agape, the original Greek word for selfless love, is unconditional, like the love Jesus shows us.
April 20, 2015 2 0 comments
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Because both the denomination and individual congregations have limited resources, we get the biggest bang for our buck focusing on pastors. But what about lay leaders? Do they really matter?
April 20, 2015 0 3 comments
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If every congregation has a liturgy and every congregation has liturgists, doesn’t it make sense to prepare individuals to serve as liturgists?
April 20, 2015 1 3 comments
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April 20, 2015 0 0 comments
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Prizing earthly comfort drives us to selfishness, cowardice, and apathy. When we seek comfort, we fail to trust that God will provide for us even when we personally dislike our circumstances.
April 19, 2015 3 2 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
The 2015 Yearbooks are now available; look for pre-orders to be shipping soon!
April 15, 2015 0 2 comments
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Our Christian profession is important in so many ways. It involves facing the realities of daily life. But we have our heavenly Father, who in the power of the Holy Spirit, will accompany us and see us through.
April 15, 2015 1 1 comments
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IN: Elders, IN: Pastors
For many people, the last three places they would want to be is a funeral, a hospital or a hospice care center. I think these are the best places you could go if you want to grow in faith.
April 15, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Article
Check out the Youth Ministry section for an interesting and timely series on short term missions!
April 14, 2015 0 0 comments
Blog
Examining your reasons for signing up for a mission trip – whether you’re a leader or a student – is essential for preparing your heart for the trip and opening yourself to what God may have planned.
April 14, 2015 1 0 comments
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"What gives consistency to people is to know that they are loved. To love is not to do things for people, it’s not to tell people what to do, it’s to reveal. What do we reveal?"
April 14, 2015 0 0 comments
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IN: Classis, IN: Pastors
“The extremely long pastorates of our day place a great strain on many a congregation and especially upon its minister.”That comment may sound familiar, but it is not new.
April 14, 2015 2 0 comments
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IN: Elders, IN: Pastors
My church is embarking on a journey of pastoral transition. Transitions are hard. My greatest dream for this process is that we take every opportunity to model grace and patience.
April 14, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
It’s important to marinade in our need for the cross—our continuing need for the cross. Join Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee on Groundwork in discussing Jesus the suffering servant and Son of God.
April 13, 2015 0 0 comments
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We felt many members were placing too much emphasis on the style of our music. We needed everyone to focus on the essence of being a church. We saw a music fast as an impactful tool...
April 13, 2015 1 1 comments