New IN: Classis
The classical appointment might be an endangered species. While understandable given a surfeit of preaching resources available, its passing may further fray our communal identity.
May 22, 2015 0 0 comments

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Prizing earthly comfort drives us to selfishness, cowardice, and apathy. When we seek comfort, we fail to trust that God will provide for us even when we personally dislike our circumstances.
April 19, 2015 3 2 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
The 2015 Yearbooks are now available; look for pre-orders to be shipping soon!
April 15, 2015 0 2 comments
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Our Christian profession is important in so many ways. It involves facing the realities of daily life. But we have our heavenly Father, who in the power of the Holy Spirit, will accompany us and see us through.
April 15, 2015 1 1 comments
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IN: Elders, IN: Pastors
For many people, the last three places they would want to be is a funeral, a hospital or a hospice care center. I think these are the best places you could go if you want to grow in faith.
April 15, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Article
Check out the Youth Ministry section for an interesting and timely series on short term missions!
April 14, 2015 0 0 comments
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Examining your reasons for signing up for a mission trip – whether you’re a leader or a student – is essential for preparing your heart for the trip and opening yourself to what God may have planned.
April 14, 2015 1 0 comments
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"What gives consistency to people is to know that they are loved. To love is not to do things for people, it’s not to tell people what to do, it’s to reveal. What do we reveal?"
April 14, 2015 0 0 comments
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IN: Classis, IN: Pastors
“The extremely long pastorates of our day place a great strain on many a congregation and especially upon its minister.”That comment may sound familiar, but it is not new.
April 14, 2015 2 0 comments
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IN: Elders, IN: Pastors
My church is embarking on a journey of pastoral transition. Transitions are hard. My greatest dream for this process is that we take every opportunity to model grace and patience.
April 14, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
It’s important to marinade in our need for the cross—our continuing need for the cross. Join Dave Bast and Scott Hoezee on Groundwork in discussing Jesus the suffering servant and Son of God.
April 13, 2015 0 0 comments
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We felt many members were placing too much emphasis on the style of our music. We needed everyone to focus on the essence of being a church. We saw a music fast as an impactful tool...
April 13, 2015 1 1 comments
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There are ways to illustrate the horror and the impact of rape in the storyline, without explicitly showing the rape. What are your thoughts on this?
April 10, 2015 0 0 comments
Discussion Topic
"Hard" or "conflicted" partings of ways between pastors and congregations are steeply on the rise. So my question is, are there measurable pre-indicators of a potential "fire" in a congregation?
April 10, 2015 0 1 comments
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In John 10, we read that the Shepherd knew his sheep."To know" is an important verb in the Bible. Such 'knowing' always demands a response. Jesus tells us...
April 10, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Curriculum
Dwell builds on the best features of Walk With Me and introduces some new things that Walk With Me users told us they wanted to see in a new children's ministry curriculum!
April 10, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Job Opening
Gateway Church in Merced, CA, is looking for a Worship Pastor to provide pastoral leadership to worship ministries!
April 9, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Conference or Event
Come learn from Dr. Atef Gendy, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, Egypt, who will be at Calvin Seminary on April 19.
April 9, 2015 1 1 comments
Resource, Manual
Are you involved in small group ministry? If so, The Leading Bible Discovery manual can help you facilitate better discussion by asking questions that help others apply God's Word to their lives!
April 9, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Policy or Guidelines
Easter weekend is over. You now have time to take a breath. It’s also important to spend some time as a team debriefing and reviewing how Easter went.
April 8, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
This webinar explores how healthy boundaries enhance ministry, how power dynamics influence ministry relationships, and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls.
April 8, 2015 0 0 comments