New IN: Worship, New IN: Leading Worship

As Kizzy Thomas took the stage at Inspire 2017 and shared her art with us all, I was left wondering why we don’t use [spoken word poetry] more often. Do you incorporate spoken word poetry in worship at your church?

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For a year and a half now, I have worked part-time as a Worship Leader for two different churches. Would I recommend it? If you're up for a challenge and feel God is calling you, I'd say "yes" you can make it work.

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Jesus didn’t immediately tell Martha he was about to raise her brother from the dead. Martha had to live in the space of death and heartache for a little while longer, and perhaps we may have to as well.

May 4, 2017 90 1 0 comments

What methods are you or your church using to be fair to those you support and yet keep it fresh?

May 4, 2017 136 1 3 comments

Changed for Life is a free downloadable resource that equips short-term mission teams, the hosts who receive them, and the congregations who send them, to craft a well-organized mission experience with the potential to catalyze lifelong change.

May 3, 2017 254 0 0 comments

Maranatha CRC in Lethbridge is looking for a lead pastor to join us in our growing community in sunny Southern Alberta.

May 2, 2017 172 0 0 comments

I've learned that congregations love to hear the Christmas story as it is found in Matthew and Luke during the Advent season. This book attempts to be a handbook for preachers as they face Advent year after year.

May 2, 2017 92 0 0 comments

June 11, 2017 is the Office of Social Justice Offering Sunday. If you're marking the Sunday on that date, May 15 is the ordering deadline to receive your free bulletin inserts in time.

May 2, 2017 74 0 0 comments

Safe Church Ministry only works when we ALL work together. Here are some practical ways you can include Safe Church at your next classis meeting.

May 1, 2017 140 1 2 comments

If your church is looking to meet a need in the community and your campus includes ample green space, consider setting aside space for a garden where families can scatter or bury the cremated remains of their loved ones.

May 1, 2017 313 2 4 comments
IN: Deacons, IN: Elders

View sample job descriptions for elders and deacons that can be modified to suit the specific needs, priorities and circumstances within your congregation.

May 1, 2017 396 0 2 comments

With the growing trend toward digital media in society, it should come as no surprise that churches can, and should leverage this opportunity to connect with a wide variety of people. Learn about how LifeQuest is using Facebook to grow membership.

April 29, 2017 207 1 0 comments

Last year I had an opportunity that helped me to see that I can be an advocate. I attended the Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. to learn how to talk with our leaders effectively.

April 28, 2017 63 1 0 comments

April 23 is Refugee Sunday in Canada. Join World Renew in celebrating God’s goodness and His providence in supporting refugees in need by planning a Refugee Sunday service in your church.

April 27, 2017 22 0 0 comments

Hello, we have an interview committee set up for the position of Music Director. Is there a list of suggested questions to ask, or to not ask?

April 26, 2017 485 1 2 comments

As a curriculum consultant for Faith Alive Christian Resources, I’ve spent hundreds of hours talking to CRC children’s ministry leaders. Here are some things I've heard, as well as ways I can help! 

April 26, 2017 201 0 0 comments

A group of snowbirds who met at a church in Florida are planning a potluck this summer in West Michigan. Any ideas for entertainment?

April 25, 2017 56 0 0 comments

Home Missions and World Missions have been talking about becoming one agency for around 10 years now, but actual work to do so started in 2015. Two years later, we are almost ready to make it official.

April 25, 2017 253 1 1 comments

The deadline to receive free bulletin inserts for OSJ Offering Sunday is coming up quickly (May 15). If your church is planning a Sunday focused on the call to do justice, we hope this prayer can be helpful to you. 

April 25, 2017 76 0 0 comments

Among the crowds of people going to the People's Climate March are several members of the CRC. Keep reading to discover the personal stories behind each of their decisions to march.

April 25, 2017 480 4 4 comments

As of April 19, 112 Christian Reformed Congregations representing 33 of our 48 Classes (regional groupings) have registered at least one person to attend. Is your church on the list? Is your classis? 

April 25, 2017 1,318 1 2 comments