Our church is in transition and looking to re-establish what it means to be a committee that takes care of the Property and the Finances of the church. What ought this group do?

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This week we are heading south of the Canadian border to introduce you to Jill Friend, who serves as a Regional Catalyzer in Iowa.

September 23, 2015 1 1 comments

In talking with churches in transition, we have found gaps in the typical ways that we gather church metrics. What new tools can we use to measure church growth, decline, and other changes?

September 22, 2015 0 3 comments

It's time for that uncomfortable conversation again: my compensation. I will be pointing to this question, “Is the level of financial support for the minister appropriate and sufficient?" 

September 21, 2015 0 6 comments

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in January [insert panic and excitement]. Preparation is key, or so I've heard. For me, an unexpected Amazon delivery proved to be the best gift.

September 21, 2015 3 4 comments

Learn—with others—ways to enhance small group prayer. Listen at home or with your leaders! This webinar took place with about 12 leaders from across the US and Canada. 

September 21, 2015 0 0 comments

In the face of ongoing tragedies and suffering, we feel uncomfortable with our own prayers. My prayer and the massive reality of pain. Must I feel embarrassed for my well-being? 

September 21, 2015 1 0 comments

Un recurso para los que abogan por la discapacidad desde las oficinas de Asuntos de Discapacidad.

September 21, 2015 0 0 comments

What stuck in my head were the words, “No one in the family knew...”. I immediately said aloud to the other people in the room who were watching this with me: “That’s a lie, someone did know.”

September 19, 2015 1 2 comments

Second Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven is currently seeking a Praise Team Leader to plan and coordinate all aspects of the praise team. 

September 18, 2015 0 0 comments

With so many moving parts in the structure and culture at the CRC, everything feels a little, oh I don’t know, messy. The Youth Ministry section will be experimenting with this messiness. Join us!

September 18, 2015 0 0 comments

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