New IN: Worship

I am searching for a collection of benedictions for worship. Got any ideas? 

December 1, 2016 1 2 comments

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Our pastor will be going to another church in January after service for 17 years. I would like to find some resources to help plan a farewell service. Any fun or meaningful ideas?

October 31, 2016 1 1 comments
IN: Synod

As we prepare to commemorate the 500th anniversary next year, I suggest that this year and every year we remember with a bit of sadness that while the Reformation was necessary, it was also unfortunate. 

October 31, 2016 1 2 comments

When a congregation repents well, its culture will lean towards humility, teachability, hospitality, and a healthy vulnerability that shares how the Lord’s power is made perfect in its weakness.

October 28, 2016 1 0 comments

We’ve all heard someone say, “My faith story is boring. I grew up in a Christian family. I went to Christian schools...And that’s about all there is to tell.” Well, let’s get one thing straight right now: There is no such thing as a “boring” faith story.

October 27, 2016 2 0 comments

LaGrave Ave. Christian Reformed Church in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan is seeking a part time Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. 

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments

As Coffee Break groups spring up across the globe, the most frequent request is for new translations of Discover Your Bible studies. Learn how a recent Hindi translation is leading to workshops in India!

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments

For those who live in the U.S., election day is quickly approaching. Attached are worship services from two churches that will focus on the election with prayers, scriptures, and songs.

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments

This brief introduction would work well as a bulletin insert to introduce your congregation to members who have autism. 

October 27, 2016 0 0 comments

Bethany Christian Reformed Church has begun the search for a Lead Pastor. 

October 26, 2016 0 0 comments

The following litany, Telling the Gospel Story, is a reading that we sometimes use in preparation for celebrating communion together.

October 26, 2016 2 0 comments

Topics of the 2016 Deacon and Mercy Training (Saturdays Nov. 5, 19, and Dec. 3) include The Role of the Deacon, Setting Boundaries, Dealing with Con Artists, Listening, and Visitation. 

October 26, 2016 0 0 comments

Our church (Trinity CRC) is considering changing to the model of having a Senior Pastor and an Associate Pastor. Do you use this model? If so, would you be willing to share job descriptions for BOTH positions? 

October 26, 2016 0 2 comments

Even as a cynical observer, I’ll admit the 2016 Cubs’ season has been very impressive. And one reason they’ve nearly won me over is because they’ve been showing how good they are instead of telling me.

October 25, 2016 2 0 comments

Loss comes to us when key people move away, when we realize a dream has died, or when we face health challenges. The book "Broken Hallelujahs" suggests three ways of dealing with loss. 

October 25, 2016 0 1 comments

Does anyone have a good suggestion for Adult Bible Study/Small Group materials? 

October 25, 2016 0 6 comments

A friend and colleague recently noticed that the faith and campus life resources I shared were all written by men. Thankful for her observation, I want to share some great resources written by women.

October 25, 2016 0 0 comments

When is the last time you and other leaders in your church formally reflected on this question, “Where does Jesus live in our church?”

October 25, 2016 1 0 comments

When we consider the words of James 3:17, the question that each Christian must ask is no longer “Where is God in the US presidential election?” but “Where is God in my life as I participate in the US election?”

October 24, 2016 0 4 comments

We have a few high school exchange students attending our church regularly who have no Christian background. Any suggestions for good resources to introduce them to the Bible and Jesus?

October 24, 2016 0 0 comments

The freedom to worship and serve God is a God-given right. And yet there is a growing epidemic of persecution of religious minorities around the world. Get involved in working for change. 

October 24, 2016 0 0 comments