This week the CRC launched a new experiment in crowdfunding. Is this the way we should do denominational publishing?
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When I need hearing aids, I’m not the type for pixie wings or steam punk, but I’m jazzed about the ones styled like Leopard skin. How about that hearing aid user on your gift list?
December 10, 2014 0 0 comments
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Although I feel excited to celebrate this God-given sacrifice, I also find myself struggling with the outpouring of material giving at this time of year. When I reflect, I wonder if present giving outweighs presence giving.
December 10, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Activity or Game
Here's a great, thought provoking activity for your youth group, small group, family devotions, or even for yourself.
December 9, 2014 1 0 comments
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In “Why Staff?” I suggested that unclear expectations may be one reason many classical staff positions seem to be falling by the wayside. Another reason might rest in the nature of the positions; they cannot help but function as consultants.
December 9, 2014 2 2 comments
Resource, Policy or Guidelines
What guidelines have you used when you paid for expenses for moving a minister? Here are some suggestions regarding move estimates, packing, and travel expenses for starting that conversation.
December 9, 2014 1 0 comments
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The opposite of living out of a blessed consciousness is living out of a cursed consciousness.
December 9, 2014 1 0 comments
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More and more adults know less and less about the Bible. What curriculums or strategies have worked well for you in teaching adults an overview of the Bible?
December 8, 2014 0 0 comments
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Family Fire: Stoking the Spirit's Flame at Home

It’s in our closest relationships that we experience our greatest joys and deepest sorrows in this life. We need the Holy Spirit in both extremes and at every point in between. Thankfulness reminds us that God loved us first and we respond...

December 8, 2014 0 0 comments
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Deepening the relationship between your church and its missionaries may benefit from "being there." This article provides ways and means of making the most of a field visit for the benefit of your church and its missionaries.
December 8, 2014 0 0 comments
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We’re into Advent, which means for many churches the Christmas plan is starting to roll. For church staffers, it’s been Christmas since July. Planning the season starts early...
December 4, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Devotional
Bless the families in your congregation with this free Christmas devotional and plant a seed to encourage them to resolve to talk about faith and to spend time together in God's story each day in the New Year.
December 4, 2014 1 0 comments
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One of the questions that churches are starting to ask is how we can dialogue with our Muslim neighbors in a way that is honest and faithful?
December 4, 2014 0 1 comments
Resource, Video
In this video produced by Friendship Ministries, people with intellectual disabilities recite the Christmas story. It's a beautiful way to communicate the message that the good news of the incarnation is for everyone!
December 4, 2014 0 0 comments
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IN: Elders
It is probably true that we, as denomination, are overwhelmingly family-oriented. The question may be asked: are singles sufficiently recognized and do they share realistically in pastoral care?
December 4, 2014 0 1 comments
Discussion Topic
As a chaplain, I care about people in crisis and try to be particularly attentive to "the least of these." But I sense that we are no longer giving a lot of attention to the immense issue of abortion...
December 4, 2014 0 2 comments
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When congregations gather on holidays so many good things happen.
December 3, 2014 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
This webinar teaches ways to recognize that every individual, including persons with disabilities, has been created with gifts that are needed by the body of Christ.
December 3, 2014 0 0 comments
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Shepherds and sheep. Leaders and followers. The Good Shepherd himself spent time being both. Do we teach our leaders how to be good followers? What about our congregations?
December 2, 2014 0 0 comments
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When it comes to worship songs, there's an additional aspect that can make it tough to offer your creation for others to use. Can we offer our original songs and other worship creations, and still remain humble?
December 2, 2014 0 1 comments
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Disability is hard on marriages, but telling couples (falsely) that 80 percent of marriages end in divorce if the couple has a child with a disability could lead them to give up hope. Couples in crisis need love and support and encouragement, not statistics.
December 2, 2014 1 2 comments