New IN: Hospitality
Our congregation’s MOSAIC ministry began with a simple dinner invitation. We hosted 3 visiting Chinese scholars, and 2 Indian students. What a joy it was to learn of each other’s culture...
March 31, 2015 3 1 comments

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I hope I never hear it again. I hope I never say it again. I hope we can make this phrase totally disappear from the life of our church. You’ve probably heard it…..
February 20, 2015 3 1 comments
Is 100 members the threshold for congregational viability? If so, what might that mean for congregations seeking pastors and candidates seeking a call?
February 19, 2015 0 1 comments
Christians like to sing. Among God’s people there are gifted song writers who favored us with the fruit of their hard work. We sing when we have needs and we sing when we have abundance.
February 19, 2015 1 1 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
We all know that deep change in individuals or organizations is rare. This webinar asks, "In these rare instances of deep change, what happened?"
February 18, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
This book is a useful resource for deacons, as well as anyone else engaged in mission and/or ministry with those on the margins of society. Check it out!
February 18, 2015 1 2 comments
Resource, Article
Is your church website going to be ready for Easter? Here’s why it matters...
February 18, 2015 0 0 comments
The several times I found my Mom kneeling beside her bed praying to God was a moment of indescribable comfort. It's this persistent and gentle faithfulness that glows in Mom's face.
February 16, 2015 1 0 comments
If you “feel the need for speed,” then starting a movement of discipleship in your church is probably not for you. Discipleship is not a fast process.
February 16, 2015 1 5 comments
This is YOUR space and we want you to feel welcome to post your thoughts/questions, add comments, and interact with friends in ministry.
February 16, 2015 0 0 comments
Basically, we celebrate Lent for the same reasons we celebrate Advent and even Christmas. It’s all about the good news of Easter.
February 16, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
At Kids Corner, biblical literacy and faith formation are the heartbeats of our ministry, but great storytelling is the pulse.
February 16, 2015 0 0 comments
Which story would you rather read: A story about a woman alleging gang rape at a prestigious university? Or a story about how the reporter covering that story failed to maintain good journalistic standards?
February 16, 2015 3 6 comments
On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s existing laws against assisted suicide are unconstitutional. The national dialogue needs the voices of Christians who speak into the deeply controversial issue.
February 13, 2015 0 3 comments
Resource, Devotional
Looking for Lenten reflections with a focus on creation care and a justice accent? Check out Ash and Oil, a Lenten reflection series from the Office of Social Justice.
February 11, 2015 1 0 comments
IN: Deacons, IN: Synod
While simply sending deacons to meetings of Classis and Synod will not create change on its own, it is part of a new future.
February 11, 2015 0 0 comments
IN: Prayer, IN: Worship
Why do most pastors prepare their sermons and most worship leaders prepare their songs, but some of those same individuals choose to wing their prayers?
February 10, 2015 2 7 comments
Resource, Article
Learn more about World Renew's director, Andrew Ryskamp.
February 10, 2015 1 0 comments
What do Faberge Organics Shampoo and the God Loves Me Bible story books have in common? You might be suprised.
February 10, 2015 0 0 comments
Last month I promised I would do my share of the grocery shopping.The experience was a bit unnerving. I observed people whose lives are not easy.
February 10, 2015 4 1 comments
How can we make a positive difference in our churches and communities in working with people with disabilities? Compiled by Ann Ballard, this list gets you started. Have fun and get going!
February 10, 2015 3 0 comments