In 2006-2010, Community CRC, Kitchener, Ontario embarked upon a visioning process during which we adopted a new vision: Growing our relationships with God, each other, and our community.

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We sometimes hear the phrases “the poorest of the poor” or “the least of these.” Interested in knowing who they are? 

January 6, 2016 1 0 comments

Today I'd like to introduce you to Mike Johnson, Regional Catalyzer for Classis Central Plains and the western United States. Mike likes to help people and churches move past challenges! 

January 5, 2016 1 3 comments

As Christians, waiting is our posture before God. God uses our waiting to transform us into his likeness. How do we persevere in hope as we wait?

January 5, 2016 3 3 comments

Children aren’t the church of tomorrow—they’re the church of today just as much as adults are! Find ways you can help kids identify, develop, and use their gifts for the benefit of the body.

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Coffee Break Bible discovery groups have impact reaching from Grand Rapids to Nepal. Learn about the leadership events taking place to develop local and global leaders. 

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Recently I’ve noticed a trend in which people are choosing a theme word, or couple of words, to focus on throughout the year. Is this something you have done or would consider doing?

January 4, 2016 3 14 comments

As we go into a new year, I'd like to take a moment to pause on the memory of Rev. Ed Dosbon. Ed was a brother to all who met him, a favorite speaker, and a trusted counselor to pastors. 

January 4, 2016 2 1 comments

Use this brief litany as a tool to welcome and engage the gifts of people with disabilities.

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When I began this job, I understood the basic tasks involved. What I did not know was how the words, comments, and questions from this community would challenge and inspire me. 

December 30, 2015 5 5 comments
IN: Pastors, IN: Worship

Garrett broke the silence with a question that caught me off guard. “ Pastor Brian, do you think you could sing me a song—a hymn or something—that would help me settle into a place of peace?”

December 30, 2015 4 1 comments
IN: Elders, IN: Synod

About a month ago, we received an email from our Stated Clerk to discuss the 3 Synodical Study Committee reports. My question is: how do I best lead these discussions?  

December 29, 2015 0 1 comments

In this article, the Autism Society asks all faith leaders to answer the call and support over 3.5 million people with Autism Spectrum Disorders in inclusive faith communities.

December 29, 2015 0 0 comments

It is a busy time of year. But it is also a season of reflection. As we think to the future, can we be optimistic? King David was confident to see God's goodness in the land of the living. Are you?

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Who wants to listen to people prattle on about “God’s will” when, frankly, they don’t have a clue what the mind of God is with regard to any particular situation? 

December 28, 2015 0 3 comments
IN: Deacons, IN: Elders

At our elders meeting we were discussing the need to provide leadership training for potential elders or deacons that haven't yet felt qualified or inspired to serve. Do materials exist?

December 28, 2015 0 8 comments

In May 2016, churches in Canada will gather to connect and inspire the local church, regional missions, and denominational ministries at the Canadian National Gathering in Waterloo, ON. 

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Too often we talk about Christmas with the assumptions of privilege, leaving people who are not in an emotionally or financially stable situation feeling ashamed and isolated. 

December 22, 2015 1 0 comments

From Simeon, “a man in Jerusalem”, we can learn how to celebrate the coming of the Son of God: with depth and breadth. 

December 22, 2015 0 0 comments
IN: Prayer

It's Ministry Question Monday! Do you have ideas for helping people develop prayer lives that go beyond Sundays? 

December 21, 2015 1 0 comments

When those kids come to Youth Group we need to know them on a "first name" basis only. They need a chance to be themselves and create their own persona rooted in Christ.

December 21, 2015 2 0 comments