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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If I look carefully, I can see God right here and right now. Like the “I spy” game I’ll play with my 3-year-old granddaughter, if I take time to look carefully, I can see. Please open my spiritual eyes. 

December 23, 2016 2 2 comments

In comparing Sura 19 of the Quran with Luke 2, we see the difference between Jesus being born as a mere man and Jesus being born as the Son of God—the long awaited Messiah.

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Classis Arizona has approximately 50 Blue Psalters in like-new condition. Please contact us if you can use some of these books!

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I'd like to propose a question: Can a one-week experience actually change the trajectory of a young person's life toward Christ?

December 22, 2016 1 0 comments

Go and Tell is an easy and practical way to share the gospel based on the Heidelberg Catechism and it is free online (including videos, audio, a booklet, and additional resources). 

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"Can you recommend a good devotional?" I suspect this is a question that pastors are frequently asked (I know it's one I receive fairly often). In response, here are 12 resources I've used and would recommend. 

December 22, 2016 2 3 comments

Details for Inspire 2017 on August 3-5 in Detroit, MI are unfolding nicely! But before the planning goes any further, we want hear from you. Are there topics you want to discuss or stories you want to hear?

December 21, 2016 1 8 comments

What would a "church" look like, if it did not own a building? If the church is people, then why do we assume that a church should own its own building?

December 21, 2016 1 4 comments

You're invited to a one-day learning event at Crossroads CRC in Des Moines, IA, focused on helping local church leaders and pastors find unique yet practical ideas to bring health and growth to their church.

December 20, 2016 0 0 comments

For the next two and a half years, ministry leaders in three regions of the CRC will be helping congregational leaders explore new ways to connect with resources for ministry as part of the CRC’s Connections Project

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Women considering abortion need education, resources and support. Here are a couple ideas for ways that your congregation can create spaces for talking about abortion with grace and truth.

December 15, 2016 6 13 comments
IN: Prayer

Anyone who has a heart from prayer and a vision to see God at work in their churches will want to check out the Praying for Renewal in the Christian Reformed Church Facebook page.

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For the last several years, groups of young people from several of the local schools have blessed the CRC staff at "1700" with music of the Advent and Christmas season! 

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Removing the weight of a weekly, curriculum-based youth night allows our leaders to be more intentional in their relationships and more willing to include these youth in their day-to-day lives.

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Esta edición presenta historias que reflejan prácticas espirituales de personas con discapacidad.

December 14, 2016 0 0 comments

Many congregations experience an influx of visitors over Christmas. And sometimes in the rush to welcome those who are new, we forget to enfold those who used to be more familiar—like the young adults and students. 

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I looked across the noisy tent and boldly used the word “disability” in my mind. I tried “developmental difference” and while it felt less offending a term to describe my daughter, it still fell woefully short. 

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Alive Ministries is a dynamic young church with a fast-growing population of young families, and we are looking to hire a director and coordinator for our growing children's program.

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This position is a 12 month pastoral residency for a man seeking to gain experience and training in serving and discipling with a missional community-based urban church plant in Worcester, MA.

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Grace Paek has been training Coffee Break trainers in Korean for twelve years, but this year she led a training that looked a little different. 

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