New IN: Classis

Over the last ten years classis Chatham has conducted more than fifteen exams. My overall impression is that one exam is pretty much like another, even though the purpose of each exam is different.

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Starting next month, we want to give YOU an opportunity to introduce both yourself and your church on The Network!

March 10, 2015 0 0 comments

The influence of youth in missions and development is often overlooked. But even though we aren’t making donations or writing books, young people like myself are doing big things.

March 9, 2015 4 2 comments

Take a look at North American Christian community through the eyes of Latin theologian, Goizueta. And, let's consider how our culture impacts the church.

March 9, 2015 1 6 comments
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What are we, as digital natives and immigrants, supposed to do when the digital reality intersects with youth ministry?

March 9, 2015 3 0 comments
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During discussion time, a participant asked what a church could do if a person did not want to share that they were struggling with a mental health issue. The answer is straightforward, but not simple.

March 9, 2015 0 0 comments
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Do you want a substantive and fun discipleship resource for your family? Check out the most recent episodes of Kids Corner!

March 9, 2015 0 0 comments
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WoodyNook CRC, a multi-generational large church located outside Lacombe in Central Alberta, is seeking someone passionate for working with youth and intergenerational ministries.

March 6, 2015 0 0 comments

Jesus did tell us to love our enemies, pray for them, turn the other cheek, and a few other radical things that start to look a whole lot more radical if in fact you end up having actual enemies...

March 5, 2015 2 3 comments
IN: Elders

There are many people who have no one. Therefore, we need Attention Givers that dare ask the difficult questions and speak words of encouragement.

March 4, 2015 1 1 comments

Is social media helpful or hurtful to our teens? How can we claim the square inch that IS social media to be glorifying to God in our own lives, and in our ministries?

March 3, 2015 2 7 comments
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We experience our greatest joys and deepest sorrows with people closest to us. In the first weeks of Lent, Family Fire from ReFrame Media, has delved into themes about forgiveness.

March 3, 2015 1 0 comments

I had the privilege of leading a GEMS group through a fun Zumba class. I loved sharing with the girls how important it is to take care of ourselves, both spiritually and physically, as Princesses of our King!

March 3, 2015 1 0 comments

In February, we challenged you to "Write a Caption" or "Add a Post" on The Network and were thrilled by your great response! Check out the results...

March 3, 2015 0 2 comments

One in four girls and one in six boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and ignore this issue.

March 2, 2015 1 0 comments

Are there any not-so-well-known songs that you’ve used recently? Making room for good songs that aren’t widely used can be an effective way to add theological breadth and musical diversity.

February 26, 2015 1 1 comments
Discussion Topic

What did you like about this year’s symposium? What did you not like so much? Any ideas for next year? Please take a moment to contribute.

February 26, 2015 0 0 comments
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Easter may be one of the busiest times of the year for your church. It’s an opportunity to reach new people and invigorate those who are already a part of your community...

February 25, 2015 0 0 comments

76 years ago a humble deacon from Neerlandia, Alberta, clearly expressed his concerns and challenged his church to examine the importance of the role of deacons. Check out his letter...

February 24, 2015 1 1 comments

When making disciples in a church context, it’s important to use the right tool for the job. Our church is focusing on 2 specific tools: Triads and Huddles. Which tools do you use?

February 23, 2015 1 4 comments

What do the walls in your church tell your congregation---particularly the children---about what you value? Use this idea to make your walls another way to tell God's story.

February 23, 2015 2 0 comments