New IN: Disability Concerns, New IN: Advocacy, New IN: Social Justice

Compassion for suffering, protection of vulnerable people, and celebration and affirmation of life are three reasons why I am pro-life and oppose assisted suicide.

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Second CRC in Allendale, MI, is looking for a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. The person must have a heart for bringing students of all ages closer to Jesus. 

September 18, 2015 0 0 comments

This mandate spells out purpose, general duties, accountability, membership, length of service, and meeting frequency for a disability committee. 

September 18, 2015 0 0 comments

I think it's safe to conclude that being offendable is a sign of weakness - one I have succumbed to on countless occasions. Yet why are so many people eager to claim that they have been offended? 

September 17, 2015 2 0 comments

Many churches are wrestling with the changes that technology brings. One aspect of church life that may be impacted is office hours for Pastors. Has your church struggled to define office hours?

September 16, 2015 0 4 comments

This webinar examines a number of teaching resources and curriculum that many of the Canadian Youth Ministry Champions have used or are using for their youth groups. 

September 15, 2015 0 0 comments

“People around me in church…they are probably OK with the Lord…“ And you think you are not? “Sometimes I don’t really know…"

September 15, 2015 2 1 comments

One can be well and live with a serious mental illness or disability. But wellness does require community (such as a church). Therefore let's ask, "Is my church a place where people can be well?" 

September 15, 2015 3 3 comments

Thinking about Thanksgiving? Wondering about ways to worship with all ages? Check out one of the things for which I’m thankful—the Worshipping with Children blog.

September 14, 2015 0 0 comments

Pastor Dave's focus for the summer months at Princeton CRC in Kentwood, MI, was Singing the Psalms. This provided the perfect opportunity to plan an afternoon worship service!

September 14, 2015 0 0 comments

For the past three Sundays, my church has been promoting Fall Ministry Kickoff. It's impossible to miss the message to get involved! Is this the same at your church? What are your thoughts?

September 14, 2015 0 0 comments

It is not the deacons’ task to be “lone rangers.” In Acts 6, “the Seven” (deacon prototypes) had to have wisdom and the Holy Spirit to manage their new ministry. They needed help, as do we... 

September 14, 2015 1 1 comments

To many of us in North America, to rest is to be lazy. We have the saying “Don’t just sit there, do something.” And we are not afraid to say that to those who are sitting. Is this Biblical? 

September 14, 2015 2 2 comments

Being part of a large family reminds me that all of us, in our own way and in our own place and time, are trying to figure out what it means to live out our faith. And for each of us, that looks different.

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The Chalmers Center is releasing Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence on Oct. 6. Learn how to effectively navigate the moment when someone asks the church for financial assistance. 

September 11, 2015 0 0 comments

Is their a guideline regarding voting at congregational meetings if someone is a professing member and is under the age of 18?

September 11, 2015 1 7 comments

This webinar recording will walk you through ways to live and share Jesus through Coffee Break. Learn new ways to share the gospel story! 

September 9, 2015 0 0 comments

It’s that time of year again! Missionaries and field staff are making their rounds to supporting churches. How can churches and missionaries open doors for better transparency and benefit?

September 9, 2015 2 0 comments

We're starting a new season of ministry. Take a deep breath...are you feeling the need for peer support? If so, join other worship leaders, worship pastors, and music directors to talk about worship!

September 9, 2015 0 0 comments

The word ‘faithful’ has grown in meaning. It used to just refer to faith. Someone who had a lot of faith and lived faith consistently was ‘faithful.” Now being faithful means more...

September 8, 2015 2 0 comments

Leaders are asking questions about developing and growing adult small group discipleship ministries. What are your questions? See how the questions fit together with other leadership questions.  

September 8, 2015 1 0 comments