New IN: Safe Church, New IN: Child Abuse
Robin Michelle RhodesMy Daughter!
In our very broken world, training up a child is not an easy task. How could our church communities be more helpful to parents?
January 25, 2015 0 0 comments

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I raise this question because on the one hand I read in places like the Banner that this is true. But I also read in places like Calvin's Institute of Worship that convergence worship is worship of choice of young adults. How can both of these be true?
September 23, 2014 0 0 comments
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I am not an environmentalist. I believe there are many worse things in this world happening that are a bigger priority than being energy efficient. But I can’t help being practical and smart either. My Reformed Dutch upbringing screams at inefficiency and waste.
September 23, 2014 0 1 comments
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The spread effect is one of several factors that result in more people with disabilities living at the lowest end of the socio-economic spectrum of all North Americans.
September 23, 2014 0 3 comments
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As Christians we want to stand firmly in our own faith, while we learn about others. That is part of being a good neighbor.
September 23, 2014 0 1 comments
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IN: Elders
What happens to our many young members-at-large?
September 22, 2014 0 0 comments
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Abuse concerns us all and needs to be addressed by us all.
September 22, 2014 2 2 comments
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In dealing with the questions around license to exhort, my council asked about the issue of accountability/mentorship for those with license to exhort. What is being done, or should be done to assist those with this license?

September 22, 2014 0 0 comments
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Much like a race car driver needs to slow down through the corner enabling him to go faster in a different direction, so to a youth worker who is making changes needs to go about it at a slower pace...
September 22, 2014 0 0 comments
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I would like to be able to give people the opportunity to watch the sermon on Sunday even though they are not able to attend in person. I'm asking for help to find out what kind of technology do we need...
September 19, 2014 0 2 comments
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Stroke is a leading cause of disability in adults around the world, so most congregations probably include—or will soon include—stroke survivors. And the implications for churches are significant.
September 19, 2014 0 0 comments
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What is World Renew's Free A Family Program?
September 18, 2014 0 0 comments
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Has your church found it difficult to get people to serve as Deacons and Elders? Here's how one CRC congregation changed and improved their process for selecting and equipping deacons.
September 18, 2014 0 1 comments
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The new CRC hymnal Lift Up Your Hearts is more than just a songbook. Did you know that, in addition to songs, the hymnal also includes readings, Scripture, and prayers?
September 18, 2014 0 0 comments
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This recorded webinar explores how and why living in, with and among your neighbours is so important.
September 18, 2014 0 0 comments
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What is distinctly Christian about being a Christian leader? How do my convictions shape the way I lead? You'll find answers to these questions and more on the Leadership Education section of Duke Divinity's website.
September 18, 2014 0 0 comments
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I invited two parishioners to present their opposing views on creational care; one naming the sickness we see in creation and our responsibility care for the earth; the other naming the insignificance of man's contribution to climate change...
September 16, 2014 0 5 comments
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Preachers help us cross that hermeneutical bridge between the text, and what it means for us today.
September 16, 2014 0 1 comments
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I confess--when I had to write down in my sermon log book what I had preached the day or two previous--sometimes it happened I'd find myself with my pen poised over the log book page and I could not recall the sermon...
September 16, 2014 3 6 comments
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People get missions and evangelism mixed up. To many Christians, missions is going to another country and evangelism is knocking on doors, stopping people in the streets...
September 16, 2014 3 6 comments
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I was sexually assaulted by a professor from my Christian undergraduate university. After reporting it to the university, I sought out my church family and other Christian friends for guidance and comfort. What I often received, though, were pointed questions and veiled accusations...
September 14, 2014 1 7 comments