Ann Ballard has found healing after experiencing abuse as an adolescent. Her abuser took advantage of the fact that she has night blindness and cannot hear without her hearing aids.

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In response to the San Bernardino shooting and increasingly hostile anti-Arab and anti-Muslim rhetoric, the Office of Race Relations and Social Justice have collaborated on this litany and prayer.

December 15, 2015 1 0 comments

Every 9 seconds in the U.S. a woman is assaulted or beaten. These women are our best friends, co-workers, and the lady in front of you at the checkout line at Target. How could I not speak up? 

December 15, 2015 2 0 comments

Planning for Christmas can be tricky for church leaders. There’s a sense of wanting to do something big. It's important to hold onto the traditions of Christmas and also find room for creativity.

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It is clear that Reformed Worship is working well among CRC people. It is not so evident to me that Reformed Worship as we practice it is working in communities of diverse ethnicities. 

December 14, 2015 0 5 comments

It's Ministry Question Monday and today's featured question is: "How does your church transition new deacons into their role?"

December 14, 2015 0 3 comments

Meaningful contact between older adults and young people in North America has become increasingly uncommon. Church seems to be the final frontier that cultivates such natural interaction. 

December 14, 2015 1 0 comments

View the video recording from the CRC delegation attending the Paris Climate Change Talks (COP 21). Get updated on how this group is bringing a Christian witness to this global event. 

December 10, 2015 0 0 comments

It seems almost unimaginable to us to recognize in this humble woman the Mother of our Lord. And yet it is clear that Mary had a very unique role. 

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In the Ministry Today magazine, they recently had an article entitled 9 Reasons Christians Don't Evangelize. How can we, the church, renew our passion for sharing the Gospel?

December 9, 2015 0 3 comments

Not many websites focus on the experiences of people from particular ethnic groups who also have disabilities. This site has a laser focus on black college students with disabilities. 

December 9, 2015 0 0 comments

There are times where I'm just not red hot like these other great people of faith. I've learned it's okay to be beige in my spirituality. We're all wired different, with unique spiritual gifts.  

December 8, 2015 1 2 comments
IN: Prayer

The shootings in San Bernardino happened about 5 miles from The River (the CRC where I pastor). Join our church in petitioning God for peace and an end to the violence. 

December 7, 2015 4 2 comments

It's Ministry Question Monday and we're excited to share with you the FIRST featured ministry question! Now that we have the question, let's start the discussion. 

December 7, 2015 1 2 comments

Intergenerational ministry may stretch the boundaries of what is efficient to become something that is more lastingly effective. How can we get past the 4 perceived obstacles?

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Rudyard CRC in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan is currently searching for a full time pastor.

December 7, 2015 0 0 comments

A savvy web developer is needed for full-time work at Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) based at Calvin College.

December 7, 2015 0 0 comments

We aren't invited to enforce our 'rightness' on others. We are invited to submit. To humble ourselves. When we become experts at that, the Kingdom advances.

December 4, 2015 3 3 comments

Harderwyk Ministries seeks an innovative team player to lead its multi-faceted youth ministry program and equip its three worshipping communities in discipling young people. 

December 4, 2015 0 0 comments

“This is what Coffee Break is all about...studying Scripture, changing lives, growing closer to God, encouraging one another and loving the women right where they are.” 

December 4, 2015 0 0 comments

From all outward appearances, Blake is a typical kindergarten boy. However, Blake has a sensory processing disorder. Almost daily Blake fights battles that are invisible to others.

December 4, 2015 1 0 comments