This week the CRC launched a new experiment in crowdfunding. Is this the way we should do denominational publishing?
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What is distinctly Christian about being a Christian leader? How do my convictions shape the way I lead? You'll find answers to these questions and more on the Leadership Education section of Duke Divinity's website.
September 18, 2014 0 0 comments
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I invited two parishioners to present their opposing views on creational care; one naming the sickness we see in creation and our responsibility care for the earth; the other naming the insignificance of man's contribution to climate change...
September 16, 2014 0 5 comments
Preachers help us cross that hermeneutical bridge between the text, and what it means for us today.
September 16, 2014 0 1 comments
I confess--when I had to write down in my sermon log book what I had preached the day or two previous--sometimes it happened I'd find myself with my pen poised over the log book page and I could not recall the sermon...
September 16, 2014 3 6 comments
People get missions and evangelism mixed up. To many Christians, missions is going to another country and evangelism is knocking on doors, stopping people in the streets...
September 16, 2014 3 6 comments
I was sexually assaulted by a professor from my Christian undergraduate university. After reporting it to the university, I sought out my church family and other Christian friends for guidance and comfort. What I often received, though, were pointed questions and veiled accusations...
September 14, 2014 1 7 comments
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There is a growing consensus that most of our churches are waiting until it's 'too late' to begin investing in the development of our leaders, often not beginning until they've already taken on the mantle of their leadership role. But that begs the question, where do we begin?
September 12, 2014 0 0 comments
In 2004, our congregation, embarked on a building program to acquire our own facilities. In addition to the usual building committee, council also appointed a Creation Stewardship Committee tasked with minimizing our impact on the creation.
September 11, 2014 0 2 comments
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A practical resource for assisting church leaders in identifying, understanding and intentionally engaging the fivefold ministries of apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers (APEST) that exist within their congregations.
September 11, 2014 0 0 comments
One Sunday morning, sitting in middle of row, Ryan was having a very hard time. Several times, during the sermon, he made shriek-like screams, frightening noises. He was scaring people in church. Pastor Steve wondered what to do.
September 11, 2014 3 6 comments
One thing I've been trying to do in our church is build some ritual into our music. During this process I've discovered something I really like: singing a short song to begin the congregational prayer.
September 10, 2014 1 3 comments
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Bob Lupton, longtime urban missionary and author of Toxic Charity talks about the importance of preserving and giving dignity in the exchange process.
September 10, 2014 0 0 comments
Susie Angel talks about the rejection and the welcome she experienced in churches as a person with cerebral palsy. She says, "God needed me for a purpose to be the way I am, that purpose was to teach able bodied people that it was okay to be different."
September 10, 2014 0 1 comments
Does your job description pinpoint the critical elements of successful job performance? Does the wording clearly communicate the desired outcome of the work?
September 9, 2014 0 2 comments
How can we make listening a key part of our time together with kids?
September 9, 2014 1 0 comments
IN: Elders
The name: "Censura Morum." The name and practice have a nobler origin than it would appear...
September 9, 2014 1 7 comments
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Tips for creating well written job descriptions.
September 9, 2014 0 0 comments
A list of several active verbs to use in job descriptions.
September 9, 2014 0 0 comments
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An outline form for creating an organized job description.
September 9, 2014 0 0 comments
Now can 'subscribe' to anyone who posts on The Network.
September 8, 2014 0 0 comments