Organizing and planting a new church requires careful planning and implementation. Keep reading to find practical help on the legal and financial aspects of organizing. 

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For the past three Sundays, my church has been promoting Fall Ministry Kickoff. It's impossible to miss the message to get involved! Is this the same at your church? What are your thoughts?

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It is not the deacons’ task to be “lone rangers.” In Acts 6, “the Seven” (deacon prototypes) had to have wisdom and the Holy Spirit to manage their new ministry. They needed help, as do we... 

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To many of us in North America, to rest is to be lazy. We have the saying “Don’t just sit there, do something.” And we are not afraid to say that to those who are sitting. Is this Biblical? 

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Being part of a large family reminds me that all of us, in our own way and in our own place and time, are trying to figure out what it means to live out our faith. And for each of us, that looks different.

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The Chalmers Center is releasing Helping Without Hurting in Church Benevolence on Oct. 6. Learn how to effectively navigate the moment when someone asks the church for financial assistance. 

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Is their a guideline regarding voting at congregational meetings if someone is a professing member and is under the age of 18?

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This webinar recording will walk you through ways to live and share Jesus through Coffee Break. Learn new ways to share the gospel story! 

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It’s that time of year again! Missionaries and field staff are making their rounds to supporting churches. How can churches and missionaries open doors for better transparency and benefit?

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We're starting a new season of ministry. Take a deep breath...are you feeling the need for peer support? If so, join other worship leaders, worship pastors, and music directors to talk about worship!

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The word ‘faithful’ has grown in meaning. It used to just refer to faith. Someone who had a lot of faith and lived faith consistently was ‘faithful.” Now being faithful means more...

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Leaders are asking questions about developing and growing adult small group discipleship ministries. What are your questions? See how the questions fit together with other leadership questions.  

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I once spent 18 months working at an emergency children’s shelter. These children came with many stories and traumas. Yet I saw firsthand the transformative power of love and care... 

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These two brief videos featuring people with disabilities talking about their jobs and a journal article make the same point in very different ways: don't be afraid to hiring people who have disabilities. 

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Lesli is the newest member of the team, serving seven Classes in Ontario, Canada. Look for more interviews with Regional Catalyzers in the weeks ahead!

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Do you get a day off if you are unemployed? No, until you're hired, there's no taking off from unemployment. 

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What is our music teaching about consequences of sin? Despite their catchy melodies, I’ve never liked these songs because of the way they talk about sin. Sin does matter. I am not flawless. 

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Faith Community CRC of Colton, SD, is in search of a pastor who would be willing to serve 3/4 time for this small congregation just 20 miles north of Sioux Falls. 

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Rather than feeling guilty about the places where I am failing as a parent, I am resolving to take small steps to pass on my faith to them. I'm starting with "lunch box notes"... 

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Is it theologically careless to use the term "Muslim brothers and sisters"? If so, is there a better term that we can apply?

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What light and effective percussion instruments are a good option for churches to purchase? What percussion instruments would be good for kids? Let's dive into these questions together! 

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