New IN: Coffee Break, New IN: Leaders

Does your Coffee Break group do a warm up before going into the study? If so, would you be willing to share ideas of video clips, songs, or speakers that you use?

October 12, 2015 0 1 comments

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Immanuel CRC in Hamilton, ON, is looking to donate their glass communion cups (appx. 300) to a church in need of them.

September 28, 2015 0 0 comments

Over the summer, the new post form was shortened from 3 pages to only 1 page. We hope this user-friendly form takes away any fear of posting! 

September 28, 2015 0 0 comments

The goal seems to be bigger events, louder music, farther mission trips, deeper lesson content, messier games, and more. But what if we got quieter with our kids instead of louder?

September 25, 2015 0 4 comments

In this webinar, Ruth Kelder leads a conversation on the factors that help—or hinder—creating a safe place for people to grow in their faith.

September 25, 2015 0 0 comments

Is it possible for Faith Alive to make ebook/kindle versions of previously published material? Good resources quickly go out of print and it seems a shame to not be able to access them in any way.

September 25, 2015 2 1 comments

Mrs. Brown was a great story teller. Back then we used flannel boards instead of videos, and although the images weren’t digital, she made Bible stories come to life...

September 24, 2015 1 0 comments

Great news - Google for Non-Profits is now available in Canada!

September 24, 2015 1 0 comments

Coffee Break and Women's Bible study leaders from Miami to Maine are invited to attend a weekend of learning and inspiration from Oct. 23-25! Registration is open until October 13.

September 24, 2015 0 0 comments

Having some defined hours allows a pastor to plan and also allows people to plan. It is respectful of everyone’s need to plan. But exactly how many hours? This requires discernment. 

September 23, 2015 3 2 comments

This week we are heading south of the Canadian border to introduce you to Jill Friend, who serves as a Regional Catalyzer in Iowa.

September 23, 2015 1 1 comments

In talking with churches in transition, we have found gaps in the typical ways that we gather church metrics. What new tools can we use to measure church growth, decline, and other changes?

September 22, 2015 0 3 comments

It's time for that uncomfortable conversation again: my compensation. I will be pointing to this question, “Is the level of financial support for the minister appropriate and sufficient?" 

September 21, 2015 0 6 comments

My husband and I are expecting our first baby in January [insert panic and excitement]. Preparation is key, or so I've heard. For me, an unexpected Amazon delivery proved to be the best gift.

September 21, 2015 3 4 comments

Learn—with others—ways to enhance small group prayer. Listen at home or with your leaders! This webinar took place with about 12 leaders from across the US and Canada. 

September 21, 2015 0 0 comments

In the face of ongoing tragedies and suffering, we feel uncomfortable with our own prayers. My prayer and the massive reality of pain. Must I feel embarrassed for my well-being? 

September 21, 2015 1 0 comments

Un recurso para los que abogan por la discapacidad desde las oficinas de Asuntos de Discapacidad.

September 21, 2015 0 0 comments

What stuck in my head were the words, “No one in the family knew...”. I immediately said aloud to the other people in the room who were watching this with me: “That’s a lie, someone did know.”

September 19, 2015 2 2 comments

Second Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven is currently seeking a Praise Team Leader to plan and coordinate all aspects of the praise team. 

September 18, 2015 0 0 comments

With so many moving parts in the structure and culture at the CRC, everything feels a little, oh I don’t know, messy. The Youth Ministry section will be experimenting with this messiness. Join us!

September 18, 2015 0 0 comments

Second CRC in Allendale, MI, is looking for a full-time Director of Children and Youth Ministries. The person must have a heart for bringing students of all ages closer to Jesus. 

September 18, 2015 0 0 comments