New IN: Sunday School, New IN: Teaching
Angelyn KuiperStay Limber!

We expect those who provide a service to have expertise in that area and to be equipped to meet that specific need. The same applies to teachers: kids expect you to speak from experience when you teach—to “walk your talk,” as we say.

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Some of the best conversations with children at church happen when I join them at the activity table. There’s something about sitting side-by-side as we draw, color, cut or paste that sparks conversation. 

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Support the mission of Western Theological Seminary (WTS) to “prepare Christians called by God to lead the church in mission” by serving as the associate director of formation for ministry.

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When someone doesn’t show up in worship for a month, we know we shouldn’t take it personally. But we do. When we’re healthy, we realize it isn’t about us. But who is healthy all the time? 

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IN: Deacons, IN: Elders

I was reading a Worship article in the Calvary CRC newsletter (Edina, MN) when the following headline caught my eye: Blessings in Service: Elder and Deacon Stories. 

May 12, 2016 1 0 comments

By searching Pinterest, Ariana finds up-to-date crafts or activities that fit her Story Hour class. Read about some of the creative ways she's incorporated crafts and activities into the telling of Bible stories. 

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With the stage set for a great weekend, I felt my heart drop when I got my last phone call of the night from Josh – they had arrived, but Jarett was having an anxiety attack. 

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IN: Synod

To keep prayer at the forefront of our minds, check out these daily devotionals created for the 30 days leading up to Synod 2016! 

May 10, 2016 2 4 comments

Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Edmonton, Alberta is accepting applications for an interim pastor following the retirement of its senior pastor.

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Leaders have been asking: "Will there be new Discover Your Bible studies ready for next fall?" The answer is: Yes! 

May 10, 2016 1 1 comments

Before we can prevent and respond to abuse we need a basic awareness of what abuse is. What are the dynamics? Are there signs that can help us recognize it? 

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 Does anyone have a meaningful and simple "affirming baptism" liturgy that one can use for an adult who wishes to public acknowledge and affirm their infant baptism?

May 10, 2016 1 1 comments

A few months ago, advocacy was a new practice for me. It seemed daunting. But I've learned that advocacy is something that almost everyone can participate in -- it's accessible and simple. 

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On June 9 - 11​, 2016,​ many of our chaplains from near and far (U.S., Canada, and possibly some overseas military) will come together at the Prince Center in Grand Rapids, MI.

May 9, 2016 1 0 comments

Hillcrest Christian Church (CRC) of Denver, CO is seeking a pastor to serve on a part time basis (25-30 hours/week). 

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Churches are ready for the next generation to take on leadership roles as deacons, Sunday school teachers, and more. But is this happening? And if not, why?

May 9, 2016 1 7 comments

Here's a poem sent to Disability Concerns to remind us that we need to bring what is hidden out in the open so that love can abound. 

May 6, 2016 0 2 comments

When engaging in conversation on social media, especially with those with whom you disagree, three important ‘guidelines’ come to mind, especially in light of the upcoming Synod.

May 6, 2016 0 0 comments

To help your congregation, Disability Concerns created a Mental Health Speakers Bureau to allow congregations to find qualified people in their area who can speak on mental health issues. 

May 5, 2016 0 1 comments

Two years ago I heard a young woman say, “I long to be part of a church that smells like Jesus.” Her longing forced me to stand in front of the mirror of self-reflection. 

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EverGreen Ministries (Hudsonville, MI) is looking to hire a part-time ministry leader to oversee birth - 2nd grade programming on Sunday mornings. 

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