New IN: Classis
The classical appointment might be an endangered species. While understandable given a surfeit of preaching resources available, its passing may further fray our communal identity.
May 22, 2015 0 0 comments

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Learn how World Renew & World Missions are responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake.
April 27, 2015 1 2 comments
More than 400 churches have used Faith Alive’s children’s ministry curriculum to deepen and expand the faith of its children! Do you know what Sunday school curriculum your church uses?
April 27, 2015 3 1 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
From Kids Corner, parents receive effective tools to teach Bible literacy and faith formation. Check out the most recent episodes!
April 27, 2015 0 0 comments
How do leaders help the process of building "Kingdom people" after a mission trip is over? Check out this blog for a list of ideas and suggestions that may be helpful!
April 27, 2015 0 2 comments
Does acknowledging God’s grace in our individual, sinful lives change our posture of serving? Would we be able to serve with a prideful, self-righteous, arrogant attitude if we believe in God’s grace?
April 27, 2015 5 1 comments
What I’d really like is if you would “just walk with me”. If you’ve been where I am, tell me how you felt in a way that I can know you’re trying to walk with me — not change me.
April 27, 2015 2 1 comments
He felt covered with such shame and guilt that he only wanted to hide from the presence of God. Instead, Philip said that he heard the voice of God saying, “Now, come worship Me”.
April 25, 2015 2 4 comments
Resource, Job Opening
Calvary Church in Holland, MI, seeks a person with proven skills in leadership, team building, and teaching to join our dynamic student ministry team.
April 24, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic
“Do we have a future or have we come to the end of ministry as we know it now?” For many churches, this is a hard question to ask and to answer.
April 24, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Lesson or Study
New, and newly revised, Discover Your Bible studies are on the way! In addition, the materials will be made available in multiple formats. Read this article to learn more!
April 23, 2015 0 0 comments
Fire alarms in homes detect indicators of a pending problem and sound a warning. Could we develop something equivalent for churches? What would such a detector sniff for?
April 23, 2015 1 1 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
This webinar explores the issues of depression and suicide particular to youth and how we as a church can be equipped to be effectively helpful and supportive.
April 22, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening
Willoughby Church is seeking a 50% Youth Pastor (with possible opportunity for growth to fulltime) for our vibrant and growing congregation in Langley, BC.
April 21, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic
Does salvation belong to the LORD? And if so, how might that show up in your strategies in outreach to Muslims?
April 21, 2015 1 2 comments
We are helping churches engage students in missional living, not just for one week. The goal is for church youth groups to become more missional the other 51 weeks of the year and through their life journey.
April 21, 2015 0 1 comments
IN: Synod
The new (and maybe not all that new) rallying cry from the churches since the Task Force began its work has been “Listen to us!” The Task Force did listen...
April 21, 2015 0 6 comments
As Christians, we cannot think of love without being affected by the New Testament’s use of love. Agape, the original Greek word for selfless love, is unconditional, like the love Jesus shows us.
April 20, 2015 2 0 comments
Because both the denomination and individual congregations have limited resources, we get the biggest bang for our buck focusing on pastors. But what about lay leaders? Do they really matter?
April 20, 2015 0 3 comments
If every congregation has a liturgy and every congregation has liturgists, doesn’t it make sense to prepare individuals to serve as liturgists?
April 20, 2015 1 3 comments
As a church that’s focused on serving those in their neighborhood, Pastor George realized they needed resources to support their neighbors with disabilities. Check out how the church got connected!
April 20, 2015 0 0 comments