New IN: Pastors
Jesus did tell us to love our enemies, pray for them, turn the other cheek, and a few other radical things that start to look a whole lot more radical if in fact you end up having actual enemies...
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Churches are encouraged to help their employees save for retirement. Does your church contribute to a retirement plan or encourage contributions to a retirement plan through matching contributions? One option you may want to consider for your non-minister church staff is a SIMPLE IRA.
October 13, 2014 0 0 comments
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Youth ministry leaders often struggle with how to include high school age participants who have autism; developmental disabilities; or physical, visual, hearing, or intellectual impairments. In the United States, starting a Young Life Capernaum group can be an excellent option.
October 13, 2014 2 0 comments
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Listening to others and what they experience in their lives makes us better and more productive tools of God; ones that can carry out His purposes.
October 13, 2014 1 2 comments
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This sample Church Administrator job description may serve as a sample for larger churches and provide understanding of tasks that need to be covered by volunteers in a smaller church.
October 13, 2014 0 1 comments
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Do you ever wonder what it is life is like for parents in your church who have children with autism; developmental disabilities; and physical, visual, hearing, and intellectual impairments? Your ministry will be enhanced if you ask them, and also if you check out this video.
October 13, 2014 1 0 comments
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Leaders from a local church, from Joni and Friends, and from CLC Network discuss tools and resources for engaging all children and youth, including those with autism; developmental disabilities; and physical, visual, hearing, and intellectual impairments, fully in the life of the congregation.
October 13, 2014 0 0 comments
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Three veteran ministry leaders describe ways that they seek to ensure that all children and youth, including those with autism; developmental disabilities; and physical, visual, hearing, and intellectual impairments, engage fully in the life of the congregation.
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Ministry programs and lessons with children and youth can get derailed by the challenging behaviors of just one participant. In this lively video presentation, author and special educator Barbara Newman describes a way to respectfully redirect participants who are having a hard time staying focused.
October 13, 2014 0 0 comments
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IN: Elders
The great reformer, Martin Luther, was a man of towering conviction. But he also knew moments when faith seemed to have faded to a degree that there seemed nothing left.
October 13, 2014 1 0 comments
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No one struggles alone. Family Fire looks through scriptural lenses at the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, and physical facets of relationships in Christian marriage, parenting, dating, and intimacy.
October 13, 2014 0 0 comments
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I can’t tell you how many young adults, as well as older adults, I’ve run across over the years of ministry who have walked away from the church because of the way they were treated when they wanted to ask challenging questions....
October 10, 2014 2 2 comments
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Through the apostle Paul, God paints a vision for his people in 1 Corinthians 12 as one body, together in Christ. No one excludes another. (The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you!”) No one self-excludes.
October 9, 2014 0 1 comments
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Do we leave enough space for imperfect people to feel 'called' to be leaders? Do the lists of character traits we seek in our pastors, elders, deacons, and ministry leaders get presented with hefty doses of grace?
October 9, 2014 0 7 comments
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Learn more about the CRCNA's response to the Ebola virus and how you can help.
October 9, 2014 0 0 comments
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Kathy Boldoc, who has a son with autism and a mother with dementia, writes a blog on parenting. In her most recent entry "The Sacrament of Letting Go," she writes...
October 9, 2014 0 0 comments
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IN: Synod
The Board of Trustees of the Christian Reformed Church in North America met on Sept. 25 and 26, 2014, at the Prince Conference Center on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.
October 9, 2014 0 0 comments
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Faith & Finances is a biblically integrated financial education curriculum designed specifically for low-income people.
October 8, 2014 1 2 comments
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IN: Elders
Bereaved people need strength to cope with irretrievable loss. Perhaps we can start a discussion on these pages of our experiences in bringing Christian comfort.
October 8, 2014 1 1 comments
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When I first started attending classes, meetings were always in a church sanctuary. That is rarely the case anymore.
October 7, 2014 0 0 comments
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In the church we talk about the someone is “called" to be a minister, or elder, or deacon. I’ve been wondering, what difference does that make in how we search for a job, or how we hire employees?
October 7, 2014 0 8 comments