The Webster Dictionary tells us that 'to thank' comes from the same root as 'to think'. Therefore, thankfulness is a habit and a practice that can grow.

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Groundwork is a half hour radio and podcast Bible-teaching program. The Habakkuk series features 5 episodes that explore Habakkuk's deepest questions about God and the Bible. 

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Familiarity doesn’t necessarily breed contempt, but familiarity has, it seems, taken the awe out of awesome. Can we still use the word awesome to describe the creation of the world? 

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Churches usually have a welcome sign outside their building. Watch video from this conference encouraging the welcome that is experienced INSIDE the church.

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We are frequently asked, “Do you have any children's ministry sessions on the Lord’s Supper?” Today I’m excited to tell you that we can finally answer, “Yes, we do!”  

November 2, 2015 1 0 comments

In this slim volume, author Rev. Dr. John Jay Frank makes a case for and gives details for the inclusive use of technology in church settings. 

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Complainers. Honestly, every congregation seems to have at least one and it seems like every pastor gets caught in their cross hairs at one point or another. How do we deal with this?

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One feature that we all share is the fact that we have a name. Names matter. Jesus, too, was concerned about the names of people whom He met during His life on earth.  

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These questions are a resource for people who want to question U.S. candidates for federal, state, and local office about their positions on issues that affect people with disabilities. 

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Bruce Feiler, in his article for the New York Times, writes: "The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.”

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Looking for a conference or convention for your youth ministry team to attend? Here's a list of what's coming up this fall and spring 2016.  

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Shalom CRC of Sioux Falls, SD, is seeking a senior pastor to lead our congregation in a growing union with Jesus Christ. 

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God’s love is rippling into and out of the Coffee Break ministry. Look no further than the story of young mom who came to Elmhurst, IL, from Poland and found a relationship with God. 

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Churches generally desire (and intend) to use images, songs, and videos that are legal and free to use in worship or on websites. But where do we begin? Find some basic tips to get started!

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First Cutlerville CRC in Byron Center, MI, is looking for a Discipleship Director to assist the church in planning, coordinating, promoting and continuing the vision of outreach. 

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A line I often hear (and maybe you do, too) is: “If that’s what God is like, I don’t think I could believe in him.” Why are we so quick to re-write God when we find something we object to?

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The apostle Paul commands that we use our gifts for the benefit of others and God’s honor and glory—because the gifts are HIS and on loan to us. 

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Each Halloween, Christians have a great opportunity to meet their neighbors and to let their lights shine (Matthew 5:16). Find 8 ways in which you can seek to redeem Halloween in your community!  

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Faith CRC in Pella, IA, welcomes children each week to Story Hour and Little Lambs. Read about the ripple effect of this program on the children, families and volunteers! 

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One of the most pressing issues today for the churches credibility is its naivete when it comes to abusers. But what strengths does the church have to fight such naivete? 

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