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For some people, China and Chicago are worlds apart, but what links them together is an understanding that the church needs more and better leaders and a desire to equip leaders for its mission.
In assessing what is most important in my life and what I want to do with my time post-retirement, love of God’s creation and love of family and friends (including the church) are right at the top.
Coffee Break and small group leaders in Grand Rapids, MI and Platte, SD experienced a newly revised leadership training where participants led the learning process. We all left tired and inspired!
For those of you write sermons, or will need to write sermons, or are just curious about the process, check out my super simple 10-step guide on writing a sermon.
Have any churches considered switching from a 501(c)(3) status to 508(c)(1)(a)?
Be sure to check out the new resources on Safe Church's website, and see how you can be involved in the upcoming Safe Church conference — even if you can't come to Grand Rapids!
Does anyone presently use cloud storage for Council documents or have tips/suggestions for an online storage of Council files?
Join us at the Life to the Full conference in Niagara Falls Oct. 28-30 as we are motivated and equipped to live life to the full with people with disabilities and their families. This post includes inspiring graphics to share on social media.
Why do we sing in worship services? Why not simply use spoken words? For one thing, songs give us language to describe our experiences. We cling to them like life preservers when our faith is challenged.
Eastern Avenue Christian Reformed Church seeks a qualified person to provide secretarial support to the ministries of the church.
We are looking for a good computer program to access our membership records. Got any recommendations for something that's easy to use and makes it easy to access information?
“When we worshiped yesterday,” he began, “I told the congregation that our ninety minutes together was just the trailer for the movie, a tiny glimpse of the kingdom to whet our appetite."
Grace CRC in Welland, Ontario Canada, in the heart of Niagara, is seeking a full time Pastor of Preaching and Congregational Care.
Should the congregation vote to accept the changes to the By-laws and Articles of Incorporation or only receive them as reference or information?
Within the first six months of living here we heard the stories told as if they had happened last week. It seems like everyone had a story. Everyone knew someone who didn’t come home.
The Welcoming Children to the Lord’s Supper toolkit contains excellent resources to support parents/caregivers and children’s leaders as they engage kids in conversations about the Lord’s Supper.
I am a clerk of council and need to transfer the credentials of a minister who has since retired and joined another congregation. Is this an actual form or can I simply draft a letter?
Classis Grand Rapids South in partnership with Classis Grandville of the Christian Reformed Church announces the opening of the position of Church Planter.
As a child, what were the rules while eating a family meal? Now consider the small group setting. Are there topics to avoid or "handle with care" so that everyone can enjoy conversation and feel included?
Even when people who have disabilities get to church, we sometimes struggle to minister to them. If Mephibosheth were here today, we’d have to carry him to the platform as we often can't accommodate wheelchairs.