New IN: Worship

When I ask people about Beer and Hymns, I am struck by two things. First, they always want to go back. Second, they love to invite others. If you go (or want to go), will you tell us your favorite part? 

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"I escaped Vietnam with my younger brother in Jan 1982. I remember 17 people piled into a small boat, 7 yards long and 1 ½ yards wide...It was through the boat trip experience that I now have a clear sense of call doing God’s work."

May 19, 2017 279 2 1 comments

Children are not inhibited when it comes to moving with music, and those who study child development tell us that moving with music is good for them!

May 19, 2017 109 0 0 comments

The webinar 'Training Youth for Worship Leadership,' with Dr. Eric Mathis, is now available! Share it with your worship teams, pastors and anyone who wants to learn more about training youth to lead in worship. 

May 18, 2017 169 1 0 comments

Living Water Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan is looking for a senior pastor to provide effective leadership and ministry.

May 17, 2017 229 0 0 comments

Our church belongs to a church coalition in our neighbourhood. Is it permissible to allot employee hours from our church to manage the coalition's bookkeeping?

May 17, 2017 80 0 2 comments

Does anyone know if the clerk of council has to be an elected elder or deacon?

May 17, 2017 192 0 6 comments

"You need to do something about this,” the pastor pleaded. He urged, “I won’t tell you the details, but you need to do something to address the mental health challenges pastors face.”

May 17, 2017 1,064 2 8 comments

Modesto Christian Reformed Church is seeking a full-time Director of Music and Worship. 

May 17, 2017 99 0 0 comments

God is moving through His Word in the Merced, CA, Coffee Break! Be inspired by these stories of how the words of Colossians and the work of the Holy Spirit are changing lives. 

May 17, 2017 165 0 0 comments

Family devotions can be a challenge! The book Teach Us to Pray by Lora Copley and Elizabeth Vander Haagen offers a solution by using short, child-friendly readings that follow the liturgical year.

May 16, 2017 248 1 0 comments
IN: Synod

Here are the highlights from the CRCNA Board of Trustees meeting on May 4-5, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI. 

May 16, 2017 259 1 1 comments

Are you interested in helping your congregation learn more about immigration? Find two friends and be Blessing Not Burden Partners!

May 15, 2017 163 1 0 comments

Coffee Break will be moving to a new home! No address change needed as the new move partners us with Timothy Leadership Training Institute (TLTI) and Educational Care (EC) to support global leaders. 

May 15, 2017 193 0 0 comments

I watch my students spend huge amounts of time scrolling through Instagram, Snapchat, FB, Twitter, and texts. Where does all of that information go? How do we help our students navigate the changing world of social media?   

May 15, 2017 389 2 0 comments

The 'Work and Worship' webinar, with Cory Willson, is now available to watch and share. Pass it along to your worship teams, pastors, and any others who want to bridge the gap between Sunday worship and Monday work. 

May 15, 2017 174 0 0 comments

So what can we do about the violence in our neighborhoods? How do we avoid either minimizing it with easy answers or throwing up our hands because it overwhelms us?

May 12, 2017 172 0 0 comments

Pray that the Coffee Break trainers and leaders in Australia would be encouraged as they continue their ministry, and that their excitement for evangelism would grow as they lead their groups in studying the Bible and stepping into deeper relationships with our Lord.

May 11, 2017 123 0 0 comments
IN: Prayer

How often do we admit that we’re poor and needy? I'm not talking about finances or creating drama. This kind of poor and needy is a spiritual state, one in which we are completely sapped dry spiritually.

May 11, 2017 89 3 0 comments

This Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Office of Race Relations is highlighting members of these communities who are part of the CRC. First up: Shiao Chong, editor of The Banner!

May 11, 2017 182 2 0 comments

I think the church is the perfect place to reclaim Mothers Day. To put down our wallets for the day and instead spend some effort making the world a bit more habitable for those who will come after us. What’s more mom-like than that?

May 11, 2017 103 2 0 comments