I believe one of the biggest problems in churches and denominations today is their inability to have difficult conversations well. Here are three critical things people must do to have any hope of success in crucial conversations.

April 29, 2016 1 1 comments

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Sometimes I wonder how often we truly have a clear vision and mission in our own lives. How many times do we just go day to day lacking a mindfulness of why we're doing what we're doing?

April 18, 2016 1 1 comments

The Internet is a place where people can spew hatred and generally behave in unfortunate ways. While that’s all true, I’ve also found the Internet expands my ability to engage those with whom I disagree.

April 15, 2016 3 3 comments

I am wondering if anyone has suggested small group Bible study materials for adults who are seeking resources on caring for aging parents, parenting adult children, and other similar issues.

April 14, 2016 1 3 comments

Years ago a friend told me that he'd asked his 16 year old daughter what she considered to be the safest place in the world. Her thoughtful response revealed clues about congregational culture. 

April 14, 2016 2 3 comments

Today is a bittersweet day for The Network team as we say goodbye, and offer our sincere thanks, to Communications Specialist Kim Chimienti.

April 14, 2016 2 4 comments

Life in Christ CRC in Salt Lake City is now taking applications for the position of Ministry Coordinator (part time). 

April 14, 2016 0 0 comments

In youth ministry, students don't always give you the instant gratification that you are making an impact. But fear not, God has shown me a prayer that has given me new eyes.

April 14, 2016 0 1 comments

Many Christians have a favorite scripture or "life verse" that inspires their vision and mission in the world. Are there hymns and contemporary Christian songs that do the same?

April 13, 2016 1 7 comments

We are always preparing for this mission of demonstrating biblical love to others—not as an “evangelism program,” but as a natural display of Christ’s love to others.

April 13, 2016 1 0 comments

Calvary Christian Reformed Church, an established and mission focused faith community, is looking for an Associate Pastor. 

April 13, 2016 0 0 comments

As a parent of a young child, there have been times when I can’t help but wonder, "Is it really sinking in?" However, a recent event erased my doubts about his grasp of Christ's love for him. 

April 12, 2016 1 2 comments

The most powerful agent for hope, healing and justice for abuse survivors in the church is something both simple and surprisingly elusive: people of compassion.

April 12, 2016 4 0 comments

Aboriginal Sunday (celebrated on June 19) is an opportunity for Canadians to learn about Aboriginal peoples and celebrate their gifts! Free bulletin covers and inserts available upon request.

April 12, 2016 0 0 comments

Calvary Church in Holland, Michigan seeks a dynamic person with proven skills in leading middle school ministry to join our team. 

April 12, 2016 0 0 comments

The Global Food Security Act will benefit women and children during the critical first 1,000 days. Proper nutrition during this period will have enduring positive effects. Learn how to get involved! 

April 11, 2016 0 0 comments
IN: Synod

In the heat of an election year in the USA when debate and emotions run high, we are invited to dialogue in such a way that reflects the Jesus we seek to follow. So friends, be excellent to one another. 

April 11, 2016 1 0 comments

What does love look like when someone follows through on their marriage vow "in sickness and in health"?

April 11, 2016 1 4 comments

Focusing less on practical accessibility concerns, this study looks at the church, the Christian community, as it responds—whether positively or negatively—to the presence of persons with disabilities. 

April 7, 2016 1 1 comments

Time after time, we hear of a pastor leaving his church to plant another congregation in the same neighborhood, causing divisions. Is it time for pastors to sign a non-compete agreement?

April 7, 2016 0 13 comments

Athletics, busy weekends, travel, Saturday night events and family get-togethers are making Sunday School attendance difficult for families. So how do we respond?

April 6, 2016 1 0 comments