Danielle Steenwyk-RowaanAdvocacy Works: Breaking the Chains

Last year I had an opportunity that helped me to see that I can be an advocate. I attended the Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C. to learn how to talk with our leaders effectively.

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Up and coming writers are often given a simple piece of advice: write about what you know best. I think the same could be said of starting new ministry opportunities!

March 22, 2017 1 0 comments

For those of you who are married with children, if you could do something that would not only improve your marriage, but also help your children become more empathetic, wouldn’t you do it?

March 21, 2017 1 0 comments

When you seek to lead children to Jesus, no formula will replace the guidance of God’s Spirit as you respond to Jesus’ command from Matthew 19: “Let the little children come to me. . .”

March 20, 2017 1 0 comments

Is our goal to evangelize our Muslim friends? Or is to promote social justice, community cohesion and peace? There isn't an easy answer except to enter into relationships with a spirit of honesty and authenticity. 

March 20, 2017 3 22 comments

Dr. Richard Harms has a unique relationship to the CRC, serving as Curator of Archives for the past 20 years. Before retiring, he shares his calling to this work and his hopes for the future of record management. 

March 20, 2017 1 4 comments

Articles in this issue have been written by and about people who hire caregivers, provide care, or have a loved one who receives paid support. New with this issue: Breaking Barriers in an audio file. 

March 17, 2017 0 0 comments

Faith formation is an elusive term. How do we know if faith is being formed in children, teens, and adults, and does faith look the same for everyone?

March 17, 2017 1 0 comments

When ISIS kidnapped and murdered 21 men in early 2015, all but one of them were Coptic Christians from Egypt. Read about the ways that Christians in North America can support Christians in Syria and Iraq.

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The CRC’s Canadian Aboriginal Ministry Committee invites you to pray this prayer on March 17, or during a worship service in March, and to continue in prayer for Indigenous youth and their communities. 

March 16, 2017 0 0 comments

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship invites you to check out our new website that is still in beta testing. We value your feedback!

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IN: Prayer

The 2017 Prayer Summit is taking place March 27-29 in Los Angeles, CA. How can we pray for you? Please comment below.

March 16, 2017 1 8 comments

The Financial Shalom Project recently launched and we need your help in spreading the news! What sort of financial information and resources would you like to have us post about on The Network?

March 16, 2017 1 2 comments

Throughout the history of Christianity, I've observed two models of church planting that I will label Frontier & Immigrant. Each model has implicit strengths and weaknesses. What is your congregation?

March 15, 2017 3 0 comments
IN: Synod

Today is the deadline for overtures and communications to Synod 2017. Did your or your church submit something?

March 15, 2017 1 0 comments

We desire to reach communities that have no idea what “the law” is. Do they really need to hear the law to see their sin? Doesn't it make more sense to meet Jesus, Christ crucified, and let him reveal their sin?

March 15, 2017 2 0 comments

If we want to minister effectively with those who have experienced rape, we need to examine what we believe about it, and how false thinking may influence our actions and words causing further harm. 

March 14, 2017 1 1 comments

This March 25, join the Office of Race Relations and Congregations Organizing for Racial Reconciliation (CORR) for a day of learning with Peter Cha!

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If it’s time for some new profession of faith practices in your congregation, here are four ideas to consider. 

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Liz is always encouraging young people who are interested in God’s heart for justice—she lights up in conversations with young people about truth and reconciliation, refugees, stewardship, human trafficking.

March 10, 2017 1 0 comments

One last post for our Black History Month series! The CRC Office of Race Relations is thankful for Rev. Sheila Holmes and her contributions to the Christian Reformed Church.

March 10, 2017 1 2 comments