Ann Ballard has found healing after experiencing abuse as an adolescent. Her abuser took advantage of the fact that she has night blindness and cannot hear without her hearing aids.

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The Key Federal Tax Figures displays variables from previous fiscal years to the current fiscal year.

February 3, 2016 0 0 comments

It is hard not to be involved in a conversation these days about young adults or campus ministry without hearing the question “how do we keep our young adults in the church?”

February 3, 2016 0 0 comments

Pillar Church is seeking qualified applicants for a full time Director of Youth Ministries position. 

February 2, 2016 0 0 comments

They go by many names: Global Outreach teams, missions councils, missions teams... But the result seems to be the same when a church appoints missions-minded people to promote and direct the church’s role in missions—a more proactive approach to missions. 

February 2, 2016 0 0 comments

A plan for a possible renovation to our church building includes a room labeled “Pastor’s Shop.”  It is not a misprint. The designer is well aware of what happens in such a space, and chose the word for a reason.

February 2, 2016 2 2 comments

Effective disability ministry shouts to a world that values perfection, superficial beauty, and power that God and his people value those who seem weak, who depend on others, and who appear insignificant. Disability ministry proclaims that the gospel is for all people regardless of their abilities...

February 1, 2016 0 2 comments

God must love immigrants—the Bible is so full of them! Here are some building blocks that will help you welcome children from immigrant families. 

February 1, 2016 1 0 comments

In honor of The Network’s 6th anniversary, we’re doing a flashback series focusing on several of the most popular blogs from 2010.

February 1, 2016 0 0 comments
IN: Prayer

I never realized prayer can tucker a person out. Like when people hit the gym, they have a good workout and they’re tired yet they come back feeling good as well, almost energized. It’s being tired in a good way.

February 1, 2016 1 0 comments

Resolutions take sustained effort and focus. Many people I know no longer make resolutions because they recognize that they will most likely fail– so why even start?

January 29, 2016 2 0 comments

A working group in the Mennonite Church USA has created a 43-minute documentary entitled "The Doctrine of Discovery: In the Name of Christ" that is a good introduction to understanding the Doctrine of Discovery.

January 29, 2016 0 0 comments

Fully confronting abuse by spiritual leaders in the CRC  is a necessary first step to a safe church: if we cannot hold accountable even those entrusted with the souls of the church, called to be “blameless” how can we effectively address other forms of abuse?

January 28, 2016 2 2 comments

In part 4 of this Church Data Storage tutorial series, we are going to look at reports. 

January 28, 2016 0 0 comments

Whom do we worship? The answer: we worship a Triune God. That is, the God we worship is one God in whom there are three persons. 

January 27, 2016 1 0 comments

I am looking for a resource for Council members at our church to participate in that has a fun, team-building theme. 

January 27, 2016 0 0 comments
IN: Synod

As official preparations are underway for Synod 2016, it seems like the stakes are higher; the concerns more pressing. Join me in praying for unity in the CRC campground. 

January 26, 2016 4 4 comments

Despite ongoing rejection from the people—and Jeremiah’s own personal feelings of desperation—he continued to obey God. How can we learn to practice this kind of trust in our lives? 

January 25, 2016 4 1 comments

In part 3 of this Church Data Storage tutorial series, we are going to look at workflows. 

January 25, 2016 0 0 comments

Perhaps one of the biggest objectives for a worship planner is to drive home the pastor’s message. How can these two parties work together to create a cohesive and meaningful experience?

January 25, 2016 1 4 comments

Last year I was struck by Jesus' words at the triumphal entry that if his disciples kept quiet, the stones would cry out. Moved by this, I created a song/call to worship that I'd like to share with the community.  

January 25, 2016 0 1 comments