New IN: Classis

Classis was in the spotlight at synod—in part because of the big structure decision! Synod also asked to take a hard look at the purpose and structure of classis. This is momentous for classis leaders...

July 27, 2015 1 0 comments

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Our congregation’s MOSAIC ministry began with a simple dinner invitation. We hosted 3 visiting Chinese scholars, and 2 Indian students. What a joy it was to learn of each other’s culture...

March 31, 2015 3 1 comments

It took that man just two minutes to invite Max to help. Those two minutes changed our lives, because someone told Max that he was needed in church.

March 30, 2015 4 1 comments

Do we, as Christian Reformed folks, find our identity first in Christ or in our own traditions?

March 30, 2015 3 3 comments

Meet our first featured Network member and CRC! Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we get a small glimpse into church life at Faith CRC in Holland, MI. . .

March 30, 2015 1 0 comments

When our time is constantly being taken up with our idols, whether in social media or other places, how can we be spiritually healthy?

March 30, 2015 3 2 comments

"Jesus, keep me near the cross," we sing. It would not have suited us well that first Good Friday. Does it ever suit us?

March 30, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Lesson or Study

Strangers are only a fraction of the offenders out there; most are people you see every day. Check out the The Circle of Grace curriculum for an all-inclusive approach to recognizing the signs of abuse.

March 29, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic

What would you recommend in assessing the likelihood that Holy Spirit is moving children of God to plant a church in a specific geographical location?

March 28, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening

Eastern Avenue CRC has two part-time ministry positions open.

March 26, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording

This webinar is for any Christian who desires to grow in their own capacity to be a grace filled presence in the middle of a challenging exchange.

March 25, 2015 0 0 comments

The large crowd of spectators gave Him an enthusiastic welcome. They spread palm branches and garments on the road in his honor. Less than five days later, they shouted, "Crucify him, crucify him!"

March 25, 2015 1 4 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet

Should you purposely try to fill the position from inside or should your purposely go outside your congregation? Does it really matter? There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

March 24, 2015 0 0 comments

Last summer, though it wasn’t for Lent, our church gave up something bigger than chocolate; we gave up music. Taking a break from music can help a church reach a deeper understanding of worship.

March 24, 2015 2 8 comments

Clergy and their families are in highly visible positions and are often expected to meet numerous, and sometimes unrealistic, expectations from congregations. What could be done to prevent this?

March 23, 2015 3 2 comments

Statistics have shown that people, even once they are out of abusive situations, often return to the abusive relationship. How are congregations equipped for the task of building up and walking alongside others?

March 21, 2015 2 1 comments

The "anonymous-ness" of Cyber-Bullying is such a problem because it is an easier form of hurting someone. If you see someone targeting another person online, hold them accountable!

March 20, 2015 1 1 comments

In sincere love, Christ reaches out to the unfortunate and the helpless, the lonely and the hurting. We must practice that virtue with him.

March 20, 2015 1 1 comments

I did not realize how much she would contribute to everyone’s learning, how the classroom would became a place where the societal barriers between people of various abilities would temporarily break down.

March 19, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Video

This 5-minute video interviews people with Down syndrome from 39 countries, looking at their enjoyment of full and equal rights and the role of their families.

March 19, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic
IN: Pastors, IN: Preaching, IN: Worship

“...the use of themes and sermon series is the new wave in 21st century congregational worship." But then I wondered. Are all series or themes equal? What makes for a good series?

March 18, 2015 1 0 comments