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A huge appeal of Instagram is that it is visual, allowing stories to be told in a way that simply could not be done by text alone. Is your church currently using, or considering using, Instagram?

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I’ve heard people say: “I thought the church was supposed to help people”— meaning “You have to give me what I want.” What we must do is avoid developing a relationship of dependency.

November 20, 2015 1 0 comments

January 17 is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and the CRC Office of Social Justice is pleased to offer resources for your church to honor the day. 

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These last several weeks world news has reported so much violence, cruelty, death and suffering. How can we respond? I Corinthians 13 presents a blueprint.

November 19, 2015 2 0 comments

Though broken by sin, this litany reminds us that we are made in God's image and called to love others as Christ loves us. 

November 19, 2015 0 0 comments

Here are two great resources that will help you interact with the Christmas story — one in a way that is festive and fun — the other in a way that is more quiet. 

November 19, 2015 0 0 comments

Kelloggsville CRC in SE Grand Rapids, MI is seeking a full-time pastor.

November 18, 2015 0 0 comments

A helpful litany that encourages and reminds us to see more than the outside of people.

November 18, 2015 0 0 comments

In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks, anti-refugee sentiment has greatly increased throughout the world. CRC Office of Social Justice offers ways to respond with love amidst fear. 

November 18, 2015 1 0 comments

A brief unison prayer asking God to "Open our hearts to our brothers and sisters whoever they may be."

November 18, 2015 0 0 comments

ReFrame Media has designed a special (free!) Advent devotional series, Waiting In Expectation, to help you see God's story in your life.

November 18, 2015 0 0 comments

These brief videos reflect on crucial aspects of community and belonging. Though produced for a general audience, they apply well within a church context too. 

November 18, 2015 0 0 comments

Youth ministry programs and intergenerational faith formation together build sturdy discipleship. This webinar examines the many ways that a congregation blesses its teens.

November 17, 2015 0 0 comments

In both secular and Christian cultures, the basic right to say no at any time confuses people. A recent video comparing consent to offering someone a cup of tea shows it's not that complicated.

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I know the church directory is intended to be a resource for members to be able to contact each other. Yet I wonder, is it being used? 

November 16, 2015 2 8 comments

We all need time away from normal rhythms and ruts of ministry to find fresh connections with ourselves and our God. Join us June 20-28, 2016 in the Colorado Rockies for a unique retreat experience!

November 16, 2015 0 0 comments

Whether you are with new friends or familiar faces this Thanksgiving, we pray these cards will help you and your guests deepen your thankfulness to God and love for one another. 

November 16, 2015 0 0 comments

Don't misunderstand—the programs and events are good and important. But a perfect lesson simply does not have the same impact as a 10 minute faith conversation between parent and child. 

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Kids Corner ( is in the holiday spirit this season. We’ve got lots of gifts to share, including a free advent calendar and new episodes of Kids Corner.

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Faith isn't always taught. Often times, faith is absorbed. It is formed at the kitchen table when the family talks to one another. It is formed in how a father treats the child.

November 16, 2015 1 0 comments

Is your church considering adding a screen and projector? Here are 5 things to consider before moving forward.

November 16, 2015 1 0 comments