There is one space that makes me nervous. I can’t rearrange it or make sure it’s painted my favorite colors. I’m just asked to trust that it will be perfect, with no weeping or sorrow or pain.

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IN: Elders

This webinar explores various aspects of addiction, recovery, and how the church can be a place of healing for individuals and families impacted by alcoholism and addiction.

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Four new Coffee Break webinars are scheduled for August. Join from the comfort of your own home or as a group!

May 12, 2015 0 1 comments
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As we prep to launch the CRC's new Faith Formation Ministries (FFM) at Synod 2015, here's what you can expect to see from FFM on The Network in the coming months...

May 12, 2015 2 0 comments
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Have you ever talked about immigration from the pulpit? The Office of Social Justice invites you to participate in the Immigration Preaching Challenge as a way to respond to God's call to be truth tellers.

May 12, 2015 2 0 comments
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Does your church leadership need help in the discerning process for the future of the church? If so, a Ministry Leaders Retreat guide is available.

May 12, 2015 0 0 comments
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In April, Safe Church leaders from the U.S. and Canada came together for strategic planning. One priority rose to the top. “We need to be able to talk about abuse!”

May 11, 2015 1 0 comments
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"Climate Conversation: Kenya" is a four-part video series featuring on-the-ground footage and interviews from Kenya. Use the videos to engage your church in discussion about climate change and the church.

May 11, 2015 0 3 comments
Resource, Policy or Guidelines

If your church decides it is time to close the church, a practical step-by-step process guide is available to assist you in ending well.

May 11, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast

Do you ever get the sinking feeling that God wants you to do something you really don’t want to do? This is what happens to Jonah. Join us as we explore how Jonah helps us understand God's heart.

May 11, 2015 0 0 comments
Blog
IN: Synod

My elders asked if there was anything in the church that needed improving. I replied, “We need better sermon readers when the minister is away.” Two weeks later, they asked if I would like to try it...

May 11, 2015 1 3 comments
Blog

The moving industry is a growing business; more than a quarter of the population of this continent will move this year. What are some reasons that people move?

May 11, 2015 1 0 comments
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The Associated Church Press honored magazines, newspapers, authors, and more at the Best of the Christian Press Awards Banquet May 1 in Toronto. Network blogger, Mark Stephenson, was among those honored!

May 11, 2015 3 6 comments
Discussion Topic

I will state it directly: We do not have enough emotional or relational maturity in our congregations and in our leadership. Irritations rub and rub until there is smoke and eventually full heated conflict.

May 9, 2015 1 0 comments
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After an unexpected encounter with the Holy Spirit, I regularly ask this question, "How can I, along with the church I serve, be enabled to discern and obediently cooperate with the guidance of the Holy Spirit?"

May 7, 2015 2 1 comments
Blog
IN: Synod

Delegates to Synod 2015 have the opportunity to model deep engagement and humble thoughtfulness through listening to one another. Leaders will gather not to vote or approve, but to discuss complex questions...

May 7, 2015 5 0 comments
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Meet today's featured Network member and CRC! Grab a cup of coffee and join us as we get a small glimpse into church life at Faith Christian Fellowship CRC in Walnut Creek, CA. . .

May 7, 2015 0 0 comments
Blog
IN: Synod

Synod 2013 accepted a proposal from Classis Toronto to study the religious persecutions around the world with a view to devise effective ministries. What were some of the committee's considerations?

May 7, 2015 1 0 comments
Discussion Topic

Several Coffee Break leaders have told me they think we missed a generation. What are the possible reasons? How can Coffee Break groups adapt to connect to the missing generation?

May 7, 2015 1 2 comments
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Two unrelated conversations with two different church leaders: our church began its decline when, at a particular moment in the history of our congregation, the leadership tried to control the Holy Spirit...

May 6, 2015 2 11 comments
Blog
IN: Synod

Two articles published last year led some to wonder whether The Banner had changed its message along with its medium. Did it stumble in its practice and mandate?

May 6, 2015 0 1 comments