I believe one of the biggest problems in churches and denominations today is their inability to have difficult conversations well. Here are three critical things people must do to have any hope of success in crucial conversations.
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This story-sharing opportunity is guaranteed to be a memorable, meaningful experience, both for the elders whose stories need to be heard and the youth who hear them.
We can all point to different styles of musical worship that do or do not resonate with us. But there is far more to worship and our relationship with God than just the music we sing on Sunday morning.
Here's a PowerPoint presentation about the changes in church order made by Synod 2015. It explores how these changes can enhance the role of deacons at all levels of the church - local, regional, and beyond.
First Christian Reformed Church of Bellflower is looking for a person with diverse experiences to help our ministry leaders reach our diverse neighborhood.
If someone asked you to share your testimony in a worship service, what would you say? The average CRC member might react like this...
Sunday school teachers are a lot like plants. Without support they’ll dry up, wither away, and disappear. Sounds pretty harsh, right? But that’s the way it is with ministry.
As Christians all over the world hear and respond to the call to worship, they are obeying Scripture’s call to worship God, and in the process are becoming spiritually formed for mission in this world.
Connecting a team of six regional catalyzers with support staff in both Michigan and Ontario can be challenging. That's why we're grateful that Christine Dekker joined Faith Formation Ministries...
Think about the importance of the impression your church is making. What kind of image are people in your community crafting of who you are? What’s your reputation or vibe?
We are many sided beings. We are made in the image of God, unique, complicated, individuals, set in a time and place, responding to nurture and nature, and we complicate things.
Belonging, purpose, and value cannot be accomplished on one’s own, but must come through involvement in a community. What better community for this to happen in, than the people of God?
There are some Christian scholars who support the idea of government help for the poor.
The Conference on Loving Your Neighbor Today, with keynote speaker, Dr. Richard Mouw, and designed for pastors, ministry leaders, and lay members, takes place on July 19-21, 2016 at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Talk to anyone from the world of seminary admissions/recruitment today and you will hear the same story: enrollment numbers for seminaries are down across the board.
Many Christians, on both sides of the border, are looking at the current political climate in the United States with disbelief and wonder. How did we get here?
The Delavan (WI) Christian Reformed Church awaits the arrival of a new Senior Pastor, a man of God who will lead her into a new chapter of ministry in the name of Jesus Christ.
Meeting, thinking, sharing and networking at the intersections of theology, faith, and disability—that’s what the Summer Institutes on Theology and Disability are about, open to anyone.
In this webinar, Brett Ullman shares his story and gives insight into where his help came from and how churches and leaders can provide support for those affected by mental health issues.
You’ve probably heard the news that the CRC is launching a Digital Library exclusively for CRC churches and members. You may wonder, “How will the Digital Library benefit me and my church?” or “Why a digital library?”
There are many leadership lessons to be learned in the story of the 1949 Mann Gulch in which 13 firefighters were killed and the story is well told by Norman Maclean in his book Young Men and Fire...