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.
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When I began this job, I understood the basic tasks involved. What I did not know was how the words, comments, and questions from this community would challenge and inspire me.
Garrett broke the silence with a question that caught me off guard. “ Pastor Brian, do you think you could sing me a song—a hymn or something—that would help me settle into a place of peace?”
About a month ago, we received an email from our Stated Clerk to discuss the 3 Synodical Study Committee reports. My question is: how do I best lead these discussions?
In this article, the Autism Society asks all faith leaders to answer the call and support over 3.5 million people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in inclusive faith communities.
It is a busy time of year. But it is also a season of reflection. As we think to the future, can we be optimistic? King David was confident to see God's goodness in the land of the living. Are you?
Who wants to listen to people prattle on about “God’s will” when, frankly, they don’t have a clue what the mind of God is with regard to any particular situation?
At our elders meeting we were discussing the need to provide leadership training for potential elders or deacons that haven't yet felt qualified or inspired to serve. Do materials exist?
In May 2016, churches in Canada will gather to connect and inspire the local church, regional missions, and denominational ministries at the Canadian National Gathering in Waterloo, ON.
Too often we talk about Christmas with the assumptions of privilege, leaving people who are not in an emotionally or financially stable situation feeling ashamed and isolated.
From Simeon, “a man in Jerusalem”, we can learn how to celebrate the coming of the Son of God: with depth and breadth.
It's Ministry Question Monday! Do you have ideas for helping people develop prayer lives that go beyond Sundays?
When those kids come to Youth Group we need to know them on a "first name" basis only. They need a chance to be themselves and create their own persona rooted in Christ.
I tried to go about my business but phrases from their conversation made me think, “Ah, these are ministry people.” I wondered, are these guys listening to the students they hope to impact?
Paul embraced his calling to deliver cheer seriously and winsomely. I praise God that he allowed me the privilege of becoming Paul’s friend.
Enjoy this recording of a webinar on how to lead English as Second Language (ESL) Bible study.
Cadillac CRC, a vibrant church in scenic Northern Michigan, is seeking a Lead Pastor.
First CRC in Edmonton, Alberta Canada is seeking a full time Pastor. We are seeking a relational and creative leader who can walk with our congregation as we seek to follow Christ.
Choose words that convey ownership. They show that your church is playing an active role on the global mission field, not just giving financial support towards one of many causes.
Before the presents were neatly wrapped in bows, did you and your spouse have a discussion about Christmas? Specifically, did you set a limit on the number of gifts to give each child?