In Dr. George Hunsberger’s last lecture at Western Theological Seminary he asked the question, “What difference does it make when you put the word missional in front of the word church?”

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Engraved Upon the Heart by Hwarang Moon makes a good case for something dear to my own heart as an ordained pastor in the Reformed tradition and as the father of a daughter who has severe intellectual disability. 

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Young Adults! Join other youth (ages 18-30ish) from across Ontario for a weekend retreat January 20-22 at Maranatha CRC in Woodstock, ON. 

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We place a lot of importance on the new year and making all kinds of resolutions. But perhaps we don’t need a new year on a humanly constructed calendar to signal us to seek a more sanctified life. 

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International Student Fellowship @ Western Michigan University is seeking a second half time campus pastor to fill our ministry team.

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During our week of learning, one of the most powerful experiences we shared every year was an Anointing Service. Yes, our Christian Reformed church hosted an Anointing Service! 

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Training events related to Coffee Break and young adult ministry are coming to Kalamazoo, MI, this January! Learn more and consider attending one of these worthwhile workshops.

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This past year Safe Church Ministry worked hard to maximize our resources and offer trainings, events, and newsletters on abuse awareness, policy questions, and much more.

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Learn how to use applied Scripture and mental health principles to address wounds caused by trauma at a three day Trauma Healing event taking place February 1-3 in Grand Rapids, MI. 

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Meet the three regional teams who are working with congregations in Southern California, Southern Ontario, and the US Midwest! 

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I recently came across an interesting article titled 5 Disruptive Church Trends That Will Rule 2016. Check out the author's predictions and let's discuss what you think he got right or wrong this past year.

January 3, 2017 2 5 comments

Organist pianist looking for three ring binder style accompanist edition of grey hymnal. Happy to pay whatever costs involved.

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inSpirit Church, a vibrant and growing church plant in the Cutlerville/Byron Center MI area, is seeking a passionate, outgoing individual to fill a leadership position.

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Dear Church Nursery Volunteer, I'd like to express my specific thanks for just a few of the things you do. . . 

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The memories that sustain us and the treasures that last are always framed by relationships. In this season, I will never forget the privilege of coming to the bedside of that young mother who died on Christmas morning. 

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I highly recommend this course to any of you who perhaps, like me, love worship, love to plan worship, and love to learn, but do not have a theology or worship degree.

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Ultimately, Job didn’t need an answer to why his suffering was so great. Rather, he needed to know that God was taking his pain, his protest and his petitions seriously.

December 29, 2016 3 6 comments

Kathy Nimmer’s visual decline brought grief, depression, anorexia, hopelessness, and over time a deep assurance that she has innate value as a child of God.

December 28, 2016 1 7 comments

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December 27, 2016 1 0 comments

Looking to update your church's website in 2017? Here are some keys for modernizing your website as you think about what first impressions you want your church to make online.

December 27, 2016 1 0 comments

As we look ahead to 2017, what Bible verse (or verses) give you hope for the coming year? 

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