New IN: Sunday School, New IN: Teaching
Angelyn KuiperStay Limber!

We expect those who provide a service to have expertise in that area and to be equipped to meet that specific need. The same applies to teachers: kids expect you to speak from experience when you teach—to “walk your talk,” as we say.

May 24, 2016 0 0 comments

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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 4 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 2 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 1 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 5 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

The CRC has always been concerned about sounding a biblical testimony in the face of society’s moral issues. Yet even among Christians there are many differences of view-point. 

January 22, 2016 1 3 comments

Oakwood Christian Preschool is looking for a Co-Director who will be responsible for the overall planning, operation and management of the center.

January 21, 2016 0 0 comments

The moment I have to tell someone that their voice isn’t good enough, or that they’re not called to preach or teach children, my confidence ebbs. Who am I to make those kinds of calls?

January 21, 2016 3 10 comments

The plight of refugees has never been more stark, obvious and in your face. So what do we do? Listen to the refugee-Jesus, where we find the simplest, clearest of wisdom. 

January 21, 2016 1 4 comments

I recently talked to a church that was looking for materials to help them become more welcoming. I've shared some resources I found but would love to hear your tips as well! 

January 21, 2016 1 0 comments

Now is a great time to make sure your missions communications are up to date! Here's a handy checklist for a communications audit.

January 20, 2016 1 0 comments

This webinar explores ten specific practices that will serve both youth ministry and the intergenerational church in strengthening their faith formation work. 

January 20, 2016 0 0 comments

Content marketing is a perfect fit for churches. It’s true. It might sound like another generic business term to you, but it’s at the core of what you’re already doing.

January 20, 2016 0 0 comments