“Do we have a future or have we come to the end of ministry as we know it now?” For many churches, this is a hard question to ask and to answer.
April 24, 2015 1 0 comments

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76 years ago a humble deacon from Neerlandia, Alberta, clearly expressed his concerns and challenged his church to examine the importance of the role of deacons. Check out his letter...
February 24, 2015 1 1 comments
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When making disciples in a church context, it’s important to use the right tool for the job. Our church is focusing on 2 specific tools: Triads and Huddles. Which tools do you use?
February 23, 2015 1 4 comments
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What do the walls in your church tell your congregation---particularly the children---about what you value? Use this idea to make your walls another way to tell God's story.
February 23, 2015 2 0 comments
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It's been an unusually cold and long winter. How does this affect people who have no regular income, people who have little income, and people who suffer?
February 23, 2015 2 0 comments
Resource, Video
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Check out this video clip and share how effective YOU think it is in helping people spot the signs of teen dating violence.
February 23, 2015 1 2 comments
Discussion Topic
It seems to me that the CRCNA through World Renew needs to become engaged in community development in North America. What do you think?
February 20, 2015 1 6 comments
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I hope I never hear it again. I hope I never say it again. I hope we can make this phrase totally disappear from the life of our church. You’ve probably heard it…..
February 20, 2015 3 1 comments
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Is 100 members the threshold for congregational viability? If so, what might that mean for congregations seeking pastors and candidates seeking a call?
February 19, 2015 0 1 comments
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Christians like to sing. Among God’s people there are gifted song writers who favored us with the fruit of their hard work. We sing when we have needs and we sing when we have abundance.
February 19, 2015 1 1 comments
Resource, Webinar Recording
We all know that deep change in individuals or organizations is rare. This webinar asks, "In these rare instances of deep change, what happened?"
February 18, 2015 1 0 comments
Resource, Book or Booklet
This book is a useful resource for deacons, as well as anyone else engaged in mission and/or ministry with those on the margins of society. Check it out!
February 18, 2015 1 2 comments
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Is your church website going to be ready for Easter? Here’s why it matters...
February 18, 2015 0 0 comments
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The several times I found my Mom kneeling beside her bed praying to God was a moment of indescribable comfort. It's this persistent and gentle faithfulness that glows in Mom's face.
February 16, 2015 1 0 comments
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If you “feel the need for speed,” then starting a movement of discipleship in your church is probably not for you. Discipleship is not a fast process.
February 16, 2015 1 5 comments
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This is YOUR space and we want you to feel welcome to post your thoughts/questions, add comments, and interact with friends in ministry.
February 16, 2015 0 0 comments
Resource, Audio or Podcast
At Kids Corner, biblical literacy and faith formation are the heartbeats of our ministry, but great storytelling is the pulse.
February 16, 2015 0 0 comments
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Which story would you rather read: A story about a woman alleging gang rape at a prestigious university? Or a story about how the reporter covering that story failed to maintain good journalistic standards?
February 16, 2015 3 6 comments
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On February 6, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Canada’s existing laws against assisted suicide are unconstitutional. The national dialogue needs the voices of Christians who speak into the deeply controversial issue.
February 13, 2015 0 3 comments
Resource, Devotional
Looking for Lenten reflections with a focus on creation care and a justice accent? Check out Ash and Oil, a Lenten reflection series from the Office of Social Justice.
February 11, 2015 1 0 comments
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IN: Deacons, IN: Synod
While simply sending deacons to meetings of Classis and Synod will not create change on its own, it is part of a new future.
February 11, 2015 0 0 comments