I believe one of the biggest problems in churches and denominations today is their inability to have difficult conversations well. Here are three critical things people must do to have any hope of success in crucial conversations.

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In her recent book Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife, Ruth Tucker offers a compelling and harrowing account of the ways in which unchallenged assumptions about gender hierarchy can create a climate of enabling abuse within the church.

March 15, 2016 3 2 comments

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. People with Down syndrome tend to be particularly relational, loving to make connections with other people, feeling life deeply. Couples who have a child with Down syndrome have a lower divorce rate than the general population.

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If you’ve been to the CRC Office of Social Justice website recently, you’ve noticed a whole new look -- check our new site at crcna.org/justice!

March 14, 2016 1 0 comments

Introducing Martin Contant, another FFM staff member with years of experience working in the CRCNA who's just begun working as the Coach for FFM’s Regional Catalyzers.

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This summer from June 8-10 I plan to attend “Engage 2016: A Multiethnic Gathering” hosted by the CRCNA and located on the campus of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Why do justice during Lent? Isaiah doesn’t mince his words about the kind of fasting that makes “your voice heard on high.” 

March 14, 2016 0 1 comments

This tour provides people with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and/or an autism spectrum disorder awe-inspiring experience of the lands of the Bible - Egypt, Jordan and Israel.

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How do your groups use Discover Your Bible, Infuse or Discover Life Bible study series? That's what we would like to learn more about!

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What is the most disabling condition in any community or church community? Vinnie Adam's answer will surprise and challenge you. 

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After the Paris Agreement, I know that I need to make hard choices: from what I buy at the grocery store; to choosing to bike or walk rather than hop in the car; to reducing my consumption. 

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I believe that ministry leaders would greatly benefit from taking the occasional field trip to neighbouring churches both within and outside their denominational tribe.

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Sometimes when we teach, it’s easy to forget that students also have knowledge to offer to us.

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For our next installation in the series introducing the staff of Faith Formation Ministries, we would like to introduce you to Sandy Swartzentruber, Creative Resource Developer.

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What is it that drives people to do something out of the goodness of their heart with no expectation of reward?

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Sometimes the ‘to do list’ in regards to our neighbours can be unhelpful, causing us to think of our neighbours as a project that can be completed one day.

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Christian Reformed Home Missions wants to hear YOUR stories of transformation! Our theme for this Easter Sunday is Easter Changes Everything. 

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Living Water Community Church in Northwest Iowa is seeking someone with a passion for strengthening families and helping youth to discover who they are in Christ, to serve as Pastor of Family & Youth.

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Around the world, March 8 is celebrated as International Women's Day. I have spent the week looking at women in the Gospels, to have a stronger understanding about the Biblical view of women

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As new parents, my spouse and I have been figuring out how to raise our family and also find time to continue serving God. We have been learning about being a family on mission.

March 8, 2016 1 1 comments
IN: Synod

The Board of Trustees of the Christian Reformed Church in North America met in February 2016 at the denominational offices in Grand Rapids. During this meeting the Board...

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