How many lives could be changed if the church talked as openly about abuse as any other chronic and life-threatening issues their congregants faced?

December 6, 2016 1 2 comments

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GEMS Girls’ Clubs is looking for an Executive Director whose words and example inspire girls and women to live all in for Jesus Christ. 

November 2, 2016 0 0 comments

Lots of ideas come to mind when people think “pastor’s spouse.” Playing the piano. Leading children’s worship. Making coffee. But I've never felt tied to these traditional expectations and it's made all the difference.

November 2, 2016 1 0 comments

Are World Missions & Home Missions still two separate ministries? I had heard that they were combining. Our church has been taking separate offerings for them and I was wondering if that is correct. 

November 1, 2016 1 1 comments

That nursery programs hold this much intergenerational ministry potential is often overlooked in churches where nursery is viewed as the hard to staff, catch all for kids who can’t be, or don’t want to be, in worship. 

November 1, 2016 0 1 comments

The Coffee Break Small Group training is a hands on learning experience to equip leaders to facilitate conversations about the text so that people can discover for themselves what the Bible says and means.

November 1, 2016 0 0 comments

Reading the gospel of Matthew took away some of my innocent look on how the Bible was compiled. I didn’t realize it was so messy, like digging into a family tree.

November 1, 2016 1 1 comments

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

November 1, 2016 0 0 comments

He spends two paragraphs 'guarding the meanings of words' and 'maintaining the integrity of this word,' only to goof it up by calling God a sent one? That is a very difficult proposition to swallow.

November 1, 2016 0 0 comments

Last week brand new Coffee Break groups began in Cape Town, South Africa. Despite facing challenges such as finances, the young leaders are eager to dive into Bible study with their groups!

October 31, 2016 0 0 comments

Our pastor will be going to another church in January after service for 17 years. I would like to find some resources to help plan a farewell service. Any fun or meaningful ideas?

October 31, 2016 1 1 comments
IN: Synod

As we prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary next year, I suggest that this year and every year we remember with a bit of sadness that while the Reformation was necessary, it was also unfortunate. 

October 31, 2016 1 2 comments

When a congregation repents well, its culture will lean towards humility, teachability, hospitality, and a healthy vulnerability that shares how the Lord’s power is made perfect in its weakness.

October 28, 2016 1 0 comments

We’ve all heard someone say, “My faith story is boring. I grew up in a Christian family. I went to Christian schools...And that’s about all there is to tell.” Well, let’s get one thing straight right now: There is no such thing as a “boring” faith story.

October 27, 2016 2 0 comments

LaGrave Ave. Christian Reformed Church in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking a part time Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. 

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments

As Coffee Break groups spring up across the globe, the most frequent request is for new translations of Discover Your Bible studies. Learn how a recent Hindi translation is leading to workshops in India!

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments

For those who live in the U.S., election day is quickly approaching. Attached are worship services from two churches that will focus on the election with prayers, scriptures, and songs.

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments

This brief introduction would work well as a bulletin insert to introduce your congregation to members who have autism. 

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments

Bethany Christian Reformed Church has begun the search for a Lead Pastor. 

October 26, 2016 0 0 comments

The following litany, Telling the Gospel Story, is a reading that we sometimes use in preparation for celebrating communion together.

October 26, 2016 2 0 comments

Topics of the 2016 Deacon and Mercy Training (Saturdays Nov. 5, 19, and Dec. 3) include The Role of the Deacon, Setting Boundaries, Dealing with Con Artists, Listening, and Visitation. 

October 26, 2016 0 0 comments