I’ve heard all of these statements in the past six months. Some might make you cringe, and some you may have said before. The point is not to shame you for things you’ve said in the past, but help you better navigate interacting with a grieving parent in the future.
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Dr. Richard Harms has a unique relationship to the CRC, serving as Curator of Archives for the past 20 years. Before retiring, he shares his calling to this work and his hopes for the future of record management.
Covenant Christian Reformed Church in Cutlerville, Michigan, is seeking candidates for a part-time Worship and Music Coordinator.
Articles in this issue have been written by and about people who hire caregivers, provide care, or have a loved one who receives paid support.
Faith formation is an elusive term. How do we know if faith is being formed in children, teens, and adults, and does faith look the same for everyone?
When ISIS kidnapped and murdered 21 men in early 2015, all but one of them were Coptic Christians from Egypt. Read about the ways that Christians in North America can support Christians in Syria and Iraq.
The CRC’s Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee invites you to pray this prayer on March 17, or during a worship service in March, and to continue in prayer for Indigenous youth and their communities.
The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship invites you to check out our new website that is still in beta testing. We value your feedback!
The 2017 Prayer Summit is taking place March 27-29 in Los Angeles, CA. How can we pray for you? Please comment below.
The Financial Shalom Project recently launched and we need your help in spreading the news! What sort of financial information and resources would you like to have us post about on The Network?
Throughout the history of Christianity, I've observed two models of church planting that I will label Frontier & Immigrant. Each model has implicit strengths and weaknesses. What is your congregation?
Today is the deadline for overtures and communications to Synod 2017. Did your or your church submit something?
We desire to reach communities that have no idea what “the law” is. Do they really need to hear the law to see their sin? Doesn't it make more sense to meet Jesus, Christ crucified, and let him reveal their sin?
If we want to minister effectively with those who have experienced rape, we need to examine what we believe about it, and how false thinking may influence our actions and words causing further harm.
This March 25, join the Office of Race Relations and Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation (CORR) for a day of learning with Peter Cha!
If it’s time for some new profession of faith practices in your congregation, here are four ideas to consider.
Liz is always encouraging young people who are interested in God’s heart for justice—she lights up in conversations with young people about truth and reconciliation, refugees, stewardship, human trafficking.
One last post for our Black History Month series! The CRC Office of Race Relations is thankful for Rev. Sheila Holmes and her contributions to the Christian Reformed Church.
I am looking for churches that use a co-pastoring model of leadership. Are you are willing to share your experiences/job description with a church that is considering this model?
It takes time to get in the habit of doing daily devotions. At first, the payoff may not seem obvious, but once devotions become a part of your daily life, you will begin to feel their amazing benefits.